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  • Shanghai Theatre Academy and International Theatre Institute successfully hold activities of ITI/UNESCO Network of Higher Education in the Performing Arts

    From 17 to 22 October 2018, the activities of the ITI/UNESCO Network of Higher Education in the Performing Arts were held successfully in Shanghai. The activities on this occasion were jointly held by the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) and the ...

  • Lover's Labour's Lost, a teaching production directed by famous British director Nicholas Barter, is successfully staged

    On the evening of 15 October, the Black Box Theatre of the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) was fully packed. Professor Nicholas Barter, a famous British director and former Principal of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, was invited by...

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...