Central Academy of Drama Introduction
About Central Academy of Drama
The academy was established in April 1950. It was named by Mao Zedong. It inherited the drama department of Lu Xun Art Academy in Yan’an, art school of North China University, and National Drama College in Nanjing. Most famous Chinese actors, actresses, and directors graduated from the Academy, such as Ziyi Zhang, Jiang Wen, Gong Li. The graduated students are all over the film and TV industry, also influence the development of Chinese Drama, Film and television. It is regarded as the most preeminent drama school in Asia. A picture of Ziyi Zhang is below.
The Academy is extremely competitive for Chinese students to attend, and there are many applications per place.
There is accommodation available to students on campus. Students should put in a request for the accommodation when they apply.