The venue for IFTR 2019 is Shanghai Theatre Academy, 630 Huashan Rd, Shanghai 200040, P.R. China.
Established in 1945, Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) is a higher art institute dedicated to the education of the theatre, Chinese Opera, film & TV and dance specialists in China. STA currently has more than 3000 enrolled full time students and 480 faculties.
There are four STA campuses located on Huashan Road, Lianhua Road, Hongqiao Road and Pujiang Town. At STA there are four departments (Acting, Directing, Dramatic Literature, Stage Design), four colleges (Chinese Opera, Dance, Film & Television, Creativity Studies), the Musical Theatre Acting Center and the College of Continuing education. Besides, there are two key national vocational secondary schools affiliated to STA: the Chinese Opera School and the Dance School, as well as an affiliated High School of Arts.
The Academy provides undergraduate programs in 37 specialties under three main categories of literature, management and education, covering 12 majors of Acting, Directing, Theatre/TV/Film Design, Art Design, Playwriting and Screenwriting, Broadcasting and TV Hosting, TV & Film Programming and Directing, Choreography, Public Administration, Arts Education, Media Creativity, and Composition and Theories. STA has six master’s degree programs in Theatre Studies, Broadcasting and TV Studies, Arts Studies, Dance Studies, Cinema Studies, and Painting Studies, one doctorate degree program in Theatre Studies with 8 research areas, and one post-doctoral research center in Arts Studies.
At STA, Theatre Studies is rated as a state-level key discipline, and Broadcasting and TV Studies as a key discipline in Shanghai. In recent years, the majors of Stage Design, Dramatic Literature and TV & Film Programming and Directing have grown into state-level majors, and many courses have been listed as municipal-level key courses. In addition, STA has set up several national experimental studios of creative training, laboratories co-funded by the central and local governments, and a key laboratory in Shanghai.
STA has about 1800 undergraduate students, 500 master and PhD students, and 1000 students in the two vocational secondary schools. On the campus there are two professional theatres – the Academy Theatre and the Duanjun Theatre – for all kinds of educational practices and formal performances. The New Space and the two Black Box studios are used for the free experimental performances of modern drama. In addition, there are also two performing studios for comprehensive rehearsing, and two studios for the educational practices of film and TV, which can satisfy all kinds of needs for education, research and students’ performance. The three campuses all have their own specialized classroom buildings, multifunctional comprehensive classroom buildings, and information centers. The digital teaching and management platforms can connect different campus. Our students also enjoy the good living conditions offered by the students’ dormitory, the dining halls, the gymnasium and all kinds of sports facilities.