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  • Party Branches in Shanghai Theatre Academy Actively Carry out Party Day Theme Activities

    On 15 October, the Party general branch of the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) College of Chinese Opera organized a party day activity with the theme of "tracing the footprints and witnessing the great changes of the riverside area, anticipating the China International Import Expo and appreciating th...

  • First-Time Art Collision at “Post-Performance Talk Space”

    On the evening of 18 October 2020, the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) held the post-performance talk after the first performance of the practicum production "Camel Xiangzi" by the Class of 2017 students of the Acting Department and the Stage Design Department. Driven by the STA leadership and thanks...

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...