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1 Year Program in Film Production

Introduction to the Program

The 1 Year Program in Film Production at Beijing Film Academy (BFA) is a one year program for international students taught in Chinese.

About the Program

Our courses in the program have been divided into four categories: Production, Technique, Technology, Historical and Theoretical classes. At least 50% of all courses will be taught in the Production aspect, which gives our students a hands-on approach to film making.

We believe that students must navigate the world of film making by first examining all of its parts and figuring out which part fits best for them.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Must hold a non-Chinese passport for at least 4 years. Applicants should have lived in a foreign country for over 2 years.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • Must meet the health requirements met by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the Chinese Ministry of Health.

Application Deadline

July 15th

  • Photography
  • Technique Basics of Cinematography
  • Digital Image-Processing
  • Visual Expression and Thinking
  • Camera Operating
  • Editing Basics
  • Commercial & Music Video Production
  • Film Lighting Basics
  • Digital Post-Production
  • Documentary Film Production
  • Sound Recording Basics
  • Basic Screenwriting
  • Directing (Directing Major Only)
  • Stage Performing (Directing Major Only)
  • Advanced Screenwriting (Directing Major Only)
  • Advanced Cinematography (Cinematography Major Only)
  • Intermediate Cinematography (Cinematography Major Only)
  • Advanced CGI Trainings (Post-production Major Only)
  • Literature
  • Chinese Culture and History
  • Chinese Language for International Students
  • Art History
  • Academic Writing
  • Film History
  • Film Analyzing

Tuition Fees

Tuition fee is 80,000 RMB


Located in Beijing, in the north of China, Beijing Film Academy just has one campus. Non-degree students and Degree students are both welcomed by the BFA. All the international students can live on campus, and accommodation is just about RMB 75~110 per person a day. For full information see the accommodation page here.

About the Application Process

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. Applications take 4-6 weeks before a decision is given, and students are accepted on a rolling basis. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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