Central Academy of Fine Arts

Central Academy of Fine Arts

The Central Academy of Fine Arts, located in Beijing, the capital of China, is an academy where culture, history and art are flourishing, which enjoys the best art resources of the world. CAFA, as a leading institution for modern art education in China, provides a rich land for those who wish to learn experience and engage in creativities, which has nurtured quite a lot of pre-eminent artists.

The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), the only art academy of higher learning directly under the Ministry of Education, was founded in April 1950 by incorporating the National Beiping Art College and the Fine Arts Department of Huabei University. Chairman Mao Zedong inscribed the name for the Academy. The National Beiping Art College could trace its roots back to the National Beijing Art College, the first national art education institution in Chinese history as well as the beginning of modern art education in China, which was founded in 1918 under the initiative of the well-known educationist Cai Yuanpei. Such known artists as Xu Beihong, Jiang Feng, Wu Zuoren, Gu Yuan and Jin Shangyi, etc., were presidents of CAFA successively. Now the Director of CAFA's Executive Committee is Yang Li, and the President of CAFA is Professor Pan Gonqkai, a Chinese painting artist and art historian, and Director of CAFA's Academic Board is Professor Jin Shangyi, a well-known Chinese artist.

Location: Beijing

International Foundation Course for Bachelor Degree Study of CAFA (2021)

Located in Beijing, the capital of China, and founded in April 1950, the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), is the only art academy of higher learning directly under the Ministry of Education. Under the umbrella of CAFA, there are seven schools and colleges including School of Chinese Painting, School of Fine Art, School of Design, School of Architecture, School of Humanities, College of City Design as well as School of Continuing Education. There are 20 bachelor degree majors, 6 master degree majors, 3 doctor degree majors, and 1 post doctor research station. Now, including over 300 international students from over 40 countries, the number of full-time students is more than 4700. In order to further enhance the quantity and quality of international students, as well as to provide high-quality arts education opportunities for students from all over the world, we are now offering the International Foundation Course (includes Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan students) for Bachelor Degree Study.

How to apply for Central Academy of Fine Arts International Foundation Course:

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Entry Requirements:

I. Application Materials:
1. CAFA Application Form for Enrollment of International Students
2. A copy of passport (including the copy of residence permit or visa)
3. Educational credential certificate of senior high school (or above) and school report
4. Four recently taken one-inch personal color photos without headwear
5. Registration fee (RMB 800)

II. Application Period:
From November 1 to February 20, 2021 (One semester program)
From March 20 to August 25, 2021 (One year program)

III. School Time, Teaching Content:
1. One semester program: the school will begin on March 1, 2021. One year program: the school will begin on September 6, 2021.
2. Teaching content: adumbration, sketch, color, design, specialty Chinese courses and strengthen the examinational lessons.

IV. Tuition Fee:
RMB 36,000 (One semester program)
RMB 90,000 (One year program)

V. Class Address:
The main campus of CAFA

VI. Living Conditions:
1. Dormitory on campus for international students and accommodation outside the school are optional.
2. RMB 80 per day for the single room of international student dormitory.

VII. Characteristics of the Foundation Course
1. Certificate of Foundation Course of CAFA will be awarded to the students who pass the completion examination.
2. The students completing the courses can apply for the entrance examination of the design specialty of various arts schools or other universities in China.

(Source: Central Academy of Fine Arts)

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