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Program description

Chinese programFounded in the 1950s, Beijing Film Academy (BFA) is the largest film academy in Asia and has enjoyed high prestige in the circle of film education.

The school features an excellent faculty, comprehensive disciplines, orderly teaching procedures, which provide BFA as a cradle of cultivating talents in film production, management, and theory.

A large number of top-notch film professionals have recently won international acclaims in major international film festivals. At the backdrop of film internationalization and ethnic diversification, Beijing Film Academy has attracted a large batch of overseas students from over 60 countries and regions, who devote themselves to film industry.

Chinese language courses are offered in small class teaching in the International School. Students may choose from four levels of study: 

  • elementary
  • pre-intermediate
  • intermediate
  • advanced courses

Students can choose the category suitable for their own Chinese level. BFA gives overseas students an opportunity to study film languages in Chinese, which lays a good basis for them to continue their film major courses. The university organizes various trips and sightseeing tours each year to enhance the experience of international students.


  • Comprehensive Chinese
  • Listening and Speaking of Chinese
  • Reading and Writing of Chinese
  • Audio and Visual of Chinese Language
  • Chinese Culture
  • Film Chinese A(basic knowledge and professional words)
  • Film Chinese B(World Film History)
  • Film Chinese C(Chinese Film History and Chinese Film Industry)
  • History of Chinese Film taught in English

Admission requirements

Applicants interested in the Chinese program should meet the following requirement:

  • High school diploma

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. 

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Tuition fees

  • 9000 RMB per semester 
  • 18000 RMB per year


This is a non-degree program

About this institute

Beijing Film Academy International School

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