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  • Winter Institute 2018 concludes

    On 13 January 2018, the Winter Institute 2018 concluded officially. It was the 7th time that the Shanghai Theatre Academy had hosted this program. This year, the program was co-sponsored by four American universities, namely, Yale University, C...

  • Vice Mayor of Shanghai Weng Tiehui visits STA for an update on preparatory work of STA-Ali Film School

    On the afternoon of 15 January, Ms Weng Tiehui, Vice Mayor of Shanghai, visited the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) for an update on the preparatory work of the STA-Ali Film School, accompanied by Mr Ding Xiaodong, Deputy Director-General of the...

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...