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  • Wang Jingchun returns to his alma mater with his film "So Long My Son"

    On 15 March, Wang Jingchun, who won the Best Actor Award of the 69th Berlin Film Festival, paid his own money for the screening of his award-winning film "So Long My Son" at the STA Experimental Theatre of the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA), i....

  • "Fitzmaurice Voicework" training course for teachers opens

    In March 2019, the "Fitzmaurice Voicework" training course for teachers was officially launched at the Acting Department of the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA). The course will be taught personally by Catherine Fitzmaurice, the founder of Fitzma...

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...