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The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

ChinaThe National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

  • Public University
  • Ordinary
  • Urban

301st

China
Ranking 2022

2516th

World
Ranking 2022

About The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

The China Academy of Traditional Chinese Opera is the only independent institution in China to train high-level professionals in the art of drama, and it is the highest institution of Chinese opera education. In the field of Chinese drama education, the professional is the most complete, the training system is the most complete, and the quality teachers are the most concentrated. 2. It has the most high-end professional talents and the greatest influence in the industry. It plays a leading role in the national drama education field. It is a high-level characteristic university with "distinctive opera characteristics, first-class domestic standards, and extensive international influence." "The cradle of talent training in opera".

Founded in January 1950, the college is the first drama educational institution organized by the state in New China. The first principal is Mr. Tian Han, the author of the national lyrics of the People’s Republic of China. The school motto is "Germany, Art, and Art". The college was originally affiliated to the Ministry of Culture, and was originally called the Xiqu Experimental Bureau Xiqu Experimental School of the Ministry of Culture. It was officially named the Chinese Xiqu School in January 1955. In October 1978, with the approval of the State Council, it was reorganized into the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Opera, and the first undergraduates were recruited. In 2000, the college was transferred to Beijing. In 2014, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Beijing Municipal People's Government jointly established the China Traditional Opera Academy.

The school currently has three first-level master's programs in "drama and film studies", "music and dance studies", and "art theory", as well as 14 majors and 28 undergraduate majors. Drama and drama studies are key subjects in Beijing. The Peking Opera performance major is the college's traditional superiority major, the national and Beijing specialty majors, and the first batch of first-class majors in Beijing-based universities. The college currently has teaching units such as Peking Opera Department, Performance Department, Director Department, Music Department, Drama Literature Department, Stage Art Department, New Media Art Department, International Cultural Exchange Department, Ideological and Political Theory Teaching Department, Physical Education Department, Continuing Education Department and other teaching units It has an affiliated middle school, which has formed a drama talent training pattern with basic and complete levels including drama secondary education, undergraduate education, graduate education, continuing education, and international student education.

Since the establishment of the school, the college has drawn on the tradition of talent training in the traditional subjects represented by "Fu Liancheng", etc., in line with the trend of modern art education, and has always taken the responsibility of inheriting and promoting the national traditional excellent culture, forming a "teaching, practice, scientific research, creation "The four-in-one talent training model has cultivated a large number of opera art elites. Liu Xiurong, Xie Ruiqing, Sun Yue, Zhu Bingqian, Qian Haoliang, Yang Shaochun, Zhang Chunxiao, Li Mingyan, Yuan Guolin, Hou Zhengren, Yang Qiuling, Yu Dazhong, Wang Jinghua, Wang Mengyun , Wu Yuzhang, Ma Mingjun, Liu Changyu, Feng Zhixiao, Li Changchun, Kou Chunhua, Zheng Yan, Li Guang, Li Yusheng, Ye Shaolan, Li Xin, Gao Mukun, Shen Jianjin, Li Weikang, Geng Qichang, Zheng Ziru, Chen Shufang, Yang Fengyi, Liu Ziwei, Li Hongtu, Yu Kuizhi, Du Zhenjie, Li Jun , Hou Danmei, Meng Guanglu, Wang Runjing, Wang Rongrong, Zhou Long, Dong Yuanyuan, Zhao Yongwei, Yuan Huiqin, Wang Ping, Jiang Qihu, Yang Shaopeng, Tan Zhengyan, Wang Lu, Zhang Jianfeng, Du Zhe, Dou Xiaoxuan, Zhan Lei and many other outstanding performing talents. The school has successively hosted six "Graduate Classes of Outstanding Young Performers in Chinese Peking Opera". 229 graduates including Zhang Huoding, Li Shengsu, Chi Xiaoqiu, Zhang Jianguo, Zhang Ke, Xi Zhong Road, Wang Lijun, Yang Chi, Shi Yihong, Shen Tiemei, and Zeng Zhaojuan have become today The leading figure of the national key opera theater group.

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Why Us

At the beginning of the establishment of the school, a group of new cultural workers and famous teachers in traditional subjects were brought together, and Wang Yaoqing, Xiao Changhua, Wang Fengqing, Shang Heyu, Tan Xiaopei, Zhang Dejun, Jin Zhongren, Bao Jixiang, Ma Decheng and other “Four Famous Men” were recruited Mei Lanfang, Shang Xiaoyun, Cheng Yanqiu, and Xun Huisheng came to teach at the school, which laid an excellent educational tradition and laid a solid foundation for the development of the Chinese Academy of Opera. At present, the college has hired more than one hundred opera performing artists and theorists of various majors and dramas in the national drama and drama industry as honorary professors and visiting professors of the college.It has formed a team of noble ethics, superb business, reasonable structure, vibrant, new and old. The faculty team of combination, combination of inside and outside the hospital, in-service and guest, is known as the “national team” for the cultivation of Chinese opera talents.

The academic research system of the college is becoming more and more perfect. The college is a collaborative unit of the Beijing Opera Culture Inheritance and Development Research Base, the first batch of Chinese literary and art criticism bases, and Beijing University’s Collaborative Innovation Center for Socialist Theory Research with Chinese Characteristics. It has two national first-level societies, including the Chinese Opera Music Society and the Chinese Opera Directors Association. It also has academic research platforms including the Xiqu Research Institute, Beijing Opera Research Institute, Mei Lanfang Art Research Center, and Zhang Huoting Chengpai Art Inheritance Center. The International Symposium on Peking Opera was held and a large number of high-level research results were launched, which had a wide academic impact in the industry and laid a solid foundation for the construction and improvement of the theoretical system of Chinese opera.

Promoting teaching construction with artistic practice and creation is an excellent tradition of running schools and is also a feature of talent training in the college. The school actively participated in major artistic creations, actively participated in the creation and support of excellent drama scripts at all levels, and excellent classic drama drama film and television creation, and created “White Snake Biography”, “Mu Guiying vs. Hongzhou”, “Selling Water”, “Fighting Gun” and “Yue Yun” “Du Shi Niang”, “Miserable World”, “Nezha”, “Mei Lan Nishang”, “Liang Zhu” and other batches of excellent works with national character, era character and college style.

As a leader in industry education, the college actively fulfills its responsibilities as a university and undertakes its national mission. The college undertook the “New Year Opera Evening Party”, which was hosted by the Central Propaganda Department and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and reflected the national cultural values. General Secretary Xi Jinping and central leaders participated. The college undertook the “Pear Cup” National Youth Drama Education and Teaching Achievement Exhibition of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the “Thousand Talents Program” and the “Masters of Traditional Operas-Contemporary Dramas and the Collection of Apprentices” Project during the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” Various major activities. The college proposes the establishment of the “Chinese Opera Education Alliance” to unite the national drama talent training units to develop together, strengthening the vertical chain of drama talent training.

The college has always undertaken the important mission of spreading Chinese opera culture overseas. Actively explore the effective mode of international communication and exchange of opera culture, and build a platform for the promotion and display of opera. Adapted and interpreted international classic repertoire in the form of drama; relied on the tour, exhibition and tour of series of opera conducted by Confucius Institute. The college and the University of Binghamton jointly established the world’s first opera Confucius Institute, which has trained more than 1,000 students from various countries and participated in various international art festival performances for many times, which has had a wide impact at home and abroad.

As a high-level characteristic university, the college plays an important role in the cultivation of opera talents, the research and creation of drama, public services, cultural heritage and international cultural exchanges, etc. It has made a response to the inheritance and development of Chinese opera art, the revival and promotion of traditional culture Some contributions.

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