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Enrollment Briefing of Beijing Film Academy

发布日期: 2012-03-23

    Things you should know before enrollment:

    I.Self-expense Students who Want to Study at BFA

    1.Qualification for Applicants

    Self-expense BA students (length of schooling being four years): applicants with senior high school diploma and new HSK Level 5 (original HSK Level 6) need to pass the college entrance examination of BFA.

    Self-expense MA students (length of schooling being three years): applicants aged below 40 with undergraduate diploma and Bachelor’s degree, new HSK Level 5 (original HSK Level 6) need to have the recommendation from two associate or full professors and pass the postgraduate student entrance examination of BFA.

    Self-expense PhD students (length of schooling being three years): applicants aged below 45 with postgraduate diploma and Master’s degree, new HSK Level 6 (original HSK Level 8) need to have the recommendation from two associate or full professors and pass the PhD student entrance examination of BFA.

    Junior general scholars (length of schooling being one year): applicants need to have senior high school diploma or undergraduate diploma, new HSK Level 5 (original HSK Level 6) and certain professional background in film.

    Senior general scholars (length of schooling being one year): applicants need to have MA degree or the qualification for studying for PhD degree, new HSK Level 6 (original HSK Level 8) and want to have further study in certain aspect under the supervision of a Chinese supervisor.

    Chinese language general scholar (length of schooling between half a year and two years): applicants aged over 18 should have senior high school diploma or the equivalent qualification. The length of short-term schooling should be no less than two weeks.

    NB:

    1)Students for advanced study in film and students in preparation for the entrance examination for undergraduate program, postgraduate program and doctoral program without Chinese language capacity can first come to our academy to study Chinese language courses at different levels and training programs for HSK.

    2)Students in preparation for the entrance examination for undergraduate program, postgraduate program and doctoral program can first come to our academy to take relevant film courses for one year.

    2.Method for Application

    Self-expense BA students: Information concerning major, application, time and subjects of entrance examination can be found in the “Enrollment Briefing for Foreign Undergraduate Students of Beijing Film Academy”. Applicants need to log on http://www.bfa.edu.cn and download the document “Application for self-expense undergraduate students at Beijing Film Academy” in December every year.

    Self-expense MA students: Information concerning major, application, time and subjects of entrance examination can be found in the “Enrollment Briefing for Foreign Undergraduate Students of Beijing Film Academy”. Applicants need to log on http://www.bfa.edu.cn, postgraduate students enrollment or overseas students enrollment webpage and download the document “Application for Self-expense Postgraduate Students at Beijing Film Academy”, “Recommendation Letter” and “Enrollment Major Catalog for Foreign Postgraduate Students of Beijing Film Academy” in October every year.

    Self-expense PhD students: Information concerning major, application, time and subjects of entrance examination can be found in the “Enrollment Briefing for Foreign PhD Students of Beijing Film Academy”. Applicants need to log on http://www.bfa.edu.cn, postgraduate students enrollment or overseas students enrollment webpage and download the document “Application for Self-expense PhD Students at Beijing Film Academy”, “Recommendation Letter” and “Enrollment Major Catalog for Foreign PhD Students of Beijing Film Academy” at the end of December every year.

    General scholars: Applicants need to log on http://www.bfa.edu.cn and download the document “Application for General Scholars at Beijing Film Academy” and submit relative documents to BFA before June every year. Applicants should fill in those forms and send them back to BFA, or fax them to International School of BFA, or send them to ao.is@bfa.edu.cn. When the application is approved, the International School will send the JW202 form and the offer of admission.

    Chinese language general scholar: Applicants who want to study in spring semester need to apply between October and November; applicants who want to study in fall semester need to apply between April and May. They need to log on http://www.bfa.edu.cn and download the document “Application for Chinese Language General Scholar at Beijing Film Academy”. Applicants can also come to BFA to apply at the beginning of spring or fall semester.

    II.Students with China Scholarship who Want to Study at BFA

    BFA receives students with Chinese Governmental Scholarship and grants application of students sent by China Scholarship Council.

    Method for application

    Applicants need to submit documents to China Scholarship Council (CSC) through the cultural and educational institutions of their own countries. After the examination and approval, the documents will be sent to BFA. BFA will decide whether to accept the application or not according to materials from applicants. Students whose applications have been granted need to participate in and pass the entrance examination organized by BFA. Undergraduate Entrance Examination will be in February and Postgraduate Entrance Examination will be in January.

    III.Registered Degree Students at BFA who want to apply for Beijing Overseas Students Scholarship

    Applicants need to log on http://www.bfa.edu.cn and find “The Evaluation of Beijing Overseas Students Scholarship” and other documents.

    Method for application

    Applicants need to log on http://www.bfa.edu.cn to find out, download and fill in the “Application for Scholarship”. Under general circumstances, our academy only receives the application from degree students who have studied for more than one year at BFA.

    IV.Things Concerning Visa and Registration

    Students who apply by themselves should apply the visa in Chinese embassy (consulate) in their own country with offer of admission given by BFA and JW202 form. Students sent by CSC should apply the visa with offer of admission given by BFA and JW201 form.

    According to relative China’s laws and regulations, overseas students should enter China with their passport and F, L or X visa. Students wishing to study for more than one year should apply for X visa. BFA will help overseas students manage to get the residence permit.

    Please register according to the date on the offer of admission. The offer of admission of students who fail to show up on time without reasons will be revoked.

    V.Semester and Graduation

    Semester: an academic year consists of two semesters. The first semester (fall semester) starts from September to middle of January. The second semester (spring semester) starts from March to middle of July. Time between two semesters will be winter and summer vacation.

    Graduation: undergraduate students, postgraduate students and PhD students who pass the courses regulated by the teaching plan and succeed in their thesis defense will be allowed to graduate and granted the diploma respectively.

    Junior General Scholars, Senior General Scholars and Chinese Language General Scholars: general scholars who pass the courses regulated by the teaching plan will be granted the certification of training.

    VI.Charging Standard (Tuition, Lodging and Insurance)

    1)Film Major Tuition

    Application fees: 800 RMB for undergraduate students, postgraduate students and PhD students, 400 RMB for general scholars (including film major students and Chinese language training students).

    Tuition: 43,000 to 51,000 RMB each academic year for undergraduate students

    51,000 to 60,000 RMB each academic year for postgraduate students

    53,000 RMB each academic year for PhD students

    46,000 RMB each academic year for general scholars (52,000 RMB for applicants who want to study in Directing and cinematography departments)

    NB: tuition does not include internship fees, which charged according to the arrangement of different majors and the cost of the internship.

    2)Chinese Language Major Tuition

    Tuition per semester: 11,000 RMB

    Tuition per week for short-term general scholars: 800 RMB

    3)Medical Insurance Fees

    600 RMB each academic year for each student, 300 RMB each semester for each student

    4)Lodging Fees

    Standard Room: 50 RMB per person each day

    Single Room: 85 RMB per person each day

    If overseas students want to live outside of the school, they need to fill in the Application Form for Temporary Residence in local police station with the owner of the house they live in. Otherwise, they cannot be granted the permission for residence in Beijing.

    Overseas student’s apartment of BFA has a comprehensive set of equipments and convenient traffic. The environment for study and living is comfortable. In order to enrich the leisure time of overseas students, BFA will arrange two social practices. We warmly welcome overseas students who are enthusiastic about film and who want to study Chinese language at BFA.

    VII.Curriculum Arrangement for Chinese Language Major

    Classes will be arranged according to the Chinese capacity of overseas students. The Chinese language courses offered by International School include listening, speaking, reading and writing, comprehensive courses, HSK training courses and film language in Chinese.

    VIII.

    Courses for Film Major Descriptions

Academic Programs

Course Description

Film and

TV Literature

 

 

History of Chinese Culture, History of Foreign Literature, Chinese and World Drama,Film Theory, Study of Chinese and World Film Masters, Audio-visual Language

Foundation of Film Editing, Film Editing Theory, Film Editing Skill, Film Study and Writing World Film History, New Media and Visual Communication, Film Analysis 

Film Directing

Non-linear Editing, Audio-Visual Language, Cinematography, Film Acting,

Screenwriting, Film Sound, Advertisement Creation, Documentary production

Directing Creation, Film Acting and Directing Practice, History of Chinese and World Film, An Introduction to Film Technology, Film Works Appreciation,

 

Film

Performance

Language, Shape , Sound and Stage Training; Film Works Analysis; Foundation of Film Theory; History of Chinese and World Film; An introduction to world-renowned works; Foundation of Screenwriting; Foundation of Film Directing; Foundation of Cinematography; Film Performing Creation; Film Acting Skills; Film Works Appreciation,

 

Cinematography

Genre Film; History of Chinese and World Film; Introduction to Film TechnologyFilm Work Analysis; Foundation of Screenwriting: Foundation of Film Directing; Foundation of Film Sound; Foundation of Film Acting; Film Production and Management; Film Works Appreciation; Nonlinear Editing; Photography Modeling; Applied theory of Sensitive Exposure Materials; Application of Lens; Exposure Technology and Skill; Photographic Filter, Photographic MachineFilm

Photographic SkillsCinematography Skills; Film Lightening Technology and SkillCreation of Cinematography Image; Documentary Photography; Audio-visual Language

 

Film Sound

Genre Film; History of Chinese and World Film; An introduction to Film Technology; Film Analysis; Foundation of Screenwriting; Foundation of Film Directing; Foundation of Photography; Foundation of Sound Recording; Film Production and Market; Music Works Appreciation; Foundation of Music; Film Music; Electric Technology and Circuits; Electric Measurement Technology; Recording Equipment; Sounding Handling Equipment; Digital Frequency Technology, Digital Non Linear Editing; Film Sound; Sound Production; Film & TV Recording Technology; Post Production Technology;

Film & TV

Art Design

History of Chinese and World Film; An Introduction to Film Technology; Film Analysis; Foundation of Screenwriting; Foundation of Film Directing; Foundation of Sounding; Film Production and Marketing; Audio-Visual Language; Computer-Aided Technology; Introduction to Film Scenery Art; Film Scene and Character Design; High-tech Film Art Design; Basic Drawing; Traditional Culture. 

 

Film & TV

Special Effect Design

 

History of Chinese and World Film; An introduction to Film Technology; Film Analysis; Foundation of Screenwriting; Foundation of Film Directing; Foundation of Sound Recording; Film Production and Market; Foundation of Film Theory; Introduction to Film & TV Special effect Design; Film & TV Special effect: Concept; Drawing Skills of Film& TV Special effect; Introduction to Film & TV Digital Simulation; principles of Visual dynamics Editing; Film and TV ColoringAppreciating Special effects in Film & TV; Modeling of Film &TV Special effect Scenes; Film &TV Special effect Design; Special effect Design of Genre Film; Digital Simulation of Film & TV Special effect; Production Technique for Special Effect Modeling.

 

Advertisement

History of Chinese and World Film; Introduction to Film TechnologyFilm Work Analysis; Foundation of Screenwriting: Foundation of Film Directing; Foundation of Film Sound; Foundation of Film Acting; Film Works Appreciation; Traditional Culture; Ads Photography; Editing Foundation; Digital Design Foundation; Introduction to Ads Study; An introduction to Ads History; Ads Psychology; Communication Study; Marketing; Ads Works Appreciation; Modern Ads Design; Ads Writing; Ads Planning; Digital Special effect; Ads Production

 

Film

Management

History of Chinese and World Film; Introduction to Film TechnologyFilm Work Analysis; Foundation of Screenwriting: Foundation of Film Directing; Foundation of Film Sound; Applied Mathematics For Mathematics; Psychology; Macroeconomics and Microeconomics; Economic Laws; Mass Communication; Study on Movie-goers; Public Relation; Marketing; Accounting; Principles of Statistics; Media and Ads; Writing For Public Affairs; TV Management; Foundation of Finance; Principles of Management; Film &TV Production Management; Principles of Film Marketing

 

Photography

Camera; Lens and Its Application; Sensitive Material and Its Application; Photographic Skills Foundation; Digital Photo Design Foundation; Photography; Exposure Control; Digital Photography; History of Photography; Coloring Study; Communication; Foundation of Photography, Psychology Photography Drawing, Lighting Modeling; Human Photography; Daily Photography; Documentary Photography; Ads Photography; Nonlinear Editing 

Animation

History of Chinese and Foreign Film; An introduction to Film Technology; Film Analysis; Foundation of Screenwriting; Foundation of Film Directing; Foundation of Sounding; Film Production and Market; Foundation of Film Theory; Film of Genre; Drawing; DH; Audio-Visual Course; Animation Motion Rules; Animation Technique; Computer Animation Foundation; Screenwriting For Animation; Nonlinear Editing; Animation Film Appreciation; MAYA Design; Marketing; Animation Design; Animation Modeling, Animation Production; Master Study in Animation  

 

    Contacts:

    Address: Overseas Student Office, International School of Beijing Film Academy, No.4,Xitucheng Road, Haidian District 100088

    Tel:0086-10-82045433,82283315

    Fax: 0086-10-82043731,82045747

    Website: www.bfa.edu.cn

    E-mail: ao.is@bfa.edu.cn

 

 

    The brief of Beijing Film Academy

    Beijing Film Academy, founded in 1950s, is the only institution specialized in film in China higher education. Through 60 years' development, it has built up a multidisciplinary and multilevel cultivation system that embraces the entire spectrum of film-making, including production, teaching, creation and research for training advanced film talents. The famous Chinese directors such as ZhangYimou, ChenKaige, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Jia Zhangke and Gu changwei, to name just a few, all graduated from BFA——the cradle of Chinese film producers.

    Beijing Film Academy stands above more than 100 film schools in the world in its academic structure, school scale, professional direction, the strength of teaching, course design, teaching facilities, artistic creations, the quality of its graduates, the level of teaching and management, as well as the achievements of theoretic research in film. Likewise Beijing Film Academy is the most unique academy in Chinese higher education of arts, the largest in its scale in Asia and a well-known film academy in today’s world. Beijing Film Academy was absorbed by the association of the world's major film and television schools——CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision), as a member university in 1984 and was elected as a council member.

    At present, Beijing Film Academy has 8 departments, 6 schools, plus one graduate student division and one basic education division, which make up totally 16 divisions of teaching. The Academy offers 10 bachelor degree programs (36 disciplines). The academy has a very strong teaching-staff team, which is made of group of well-known professors, scholars and artists, who are enjoying great fame both at home and abroad in the fields of film education, film art creation, and film theory studies. Furthermore, there are several very famous Chinese and Foreign professors and film artists engaging in film education, as well as middle-aged or young core members pioneering ahead in domestic film art education and film theory studies.

    Since its first enrollment of overseas students in the 1950s, Beijing Film Academy has made enormous progress in the education of overseas students. The International School of Beijing Film Academy is responsible for the teaching and administration of overseas students and has established close links with a great number of counterparts from other countries and HK, Taiwan and Macau. The capacity of overseas student enrollment has been increasing each year. The International School provides convenient learning environment and living conditions. There are single rooms and double rooms, both having private bathrooms and shower facilities. Each room has a fridge, air conditioner, dial-through telephone and other amenities. Inside the building there are public kitchens and laundries, classrooms, conference rooms, multi-functional halls and a restaurant.

    Today, BFA is one of Beijing’s 9 influential institutes of higher education for overseas students, and won many times the honor “Advanced Unit in Teaching and Management of Overseas Students in Beijing”.

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