Are you considering going to film schools? Has the silver screen captured your attention and passion to pursue a caree in the art of film making?
Well one of the best film schools in the world, argued by many scholars is the Beijing Film Academy. The Beijing Film academy is currently ranked #3 by the Hollywood Reporter.
“If one film school anywhere in the world has shaped a whole nation, it’s the Beijing Film Academy, China’s most elite school for film direction, production and writing. Each year, it accepts about 500 applicants — primarily from China — out of 100,000. The school is a source of new talent for film and TV production and closely linked with the nearby Beijing Film Studio. It’s also the place where such directors as Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige — the ones who created arguably the most distinct new wave of filmmaking since America in the early 1970s — cut their teeth. (At 27, Zhang had to get special permission to attend after the Cultural Revolution because he had passed the cut-off age.)”
The Beijing Film Academy provides an Undergraduate Program for 2013 International Applicants.
THey boast that a student of The Beijing Film Academy will be able to join a family of 48 PHDs 422 post-graduates, 1,894 undergraduates and 84 overseas students. Allowing students the opportunity to network with some of tomorrow’s media leaders. All courses within the program are English-language friendly, and you will enjoy access to our advanced production facilities.
In the first two years, students in shooting practices will be allocated into different positions in turn such as screenwriter, director, cinematographer, gaffer, editor and special effect supervisor. In the 3rd an 4th year, they will be separated into specific directions: Directing, Cinematography and Digital Imaging according to their interests and performances in previous two years (Beijing Film Academy).
The admission rate at Beijing Film Academy is one of the lowest in the world. Over 100,00 students apply each year to participate in entrance exams with only 500 accepted each year. The majority of the admissions process takes place in March while the entrance examinations include subject tests such as the National Humanities Examination. Furthermore, most of the acting majors have extreme competition.
International students may apply through the International Training Center.
Beijing Film Academy Program Details
TUITION Program fees range from $1,240 to $1,550 for local students; international students pay $6,665 to $7,905 per year for film programs. Partial and full scholarships are available based on need and merit and are awarded on an individual basis.
DEGREES B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. programs in everything from performance and direction to cinematography and animation. All degree programs are conducted in Chinese, though international students may take some courses in English or study Chinese at the Film Academy.
NOTABLE ALUMNI Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers), Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine), Tian Zhuangzhuang (The Blue Kite)