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  • 2020 Winter Institute at Shanghai Theatre Academy

    January 4th- 13thHosted by Shanghai Theatre AcademyCo-Sponsored by Brown, MIT, NYU, USC Yale UniversitiesScholars, practitioners, and students from USA and China will be gathering in Shanghai for the ninth time to share their experiences and expertise, to explore the physical, theoretical, and thea...

  • Musical "Romantic Misadventures of Ah Q" is performed on New York stages

    As a project supported by the 2019 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Program for University Students of the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA), the musical “Romantic Misadventures of Ah Q” landed at the Theatre Row of Off-Broadway in New York and the New York Film Academy in November 2019 durin...

STA’s bilingual (Chinese and English) MA program in Intercultural Communication Studies recruits excellent students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from top international and Chinese universities. This two-year English-taught program includes the required first year full-time residency and an optional second year residency for project-based internships. All students in residency are sponsored by STA with scholarships. After the first year, when the course work is completed, students can choose where to live and intern when they write their MA theses. Duration of study for the MA degree could be extended to maximum of four years. MA theses can be written in Chinese or English.
About STA
1. Introduction Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) is a comprehensive university of performing arts, with the focus on theatre training and studies and a history of almost 70 years. Co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of China and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, and reporting to the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, STA is one of the best art institutions of higher education in China. After decades of development, STA has grown from a single discipline school into an outstanding comprehensive university of performing arts in China. On December 1st, 1945, the predecessor of Shanghai Theatre Academy - Shanghai Municipal Experimental Theatre School - was founded by well-known educators Gu Yuxiu and famous dramatists Li Jianwu, Gu Zhongyi, Huang Zuolin, Wu Renzhi at 1844 Sichuan Road, with Xiong Foxi as the first president. In October 1949, the school was renamed as Shanghai Municipal Theatre School. In the structura...