The BFA Program for BRICS Film Students and Talents

The BFA Program for BRICS Film Students and Talents

Since its inception, the BRICS, which is composed of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has followed the BRICS principles of openness and transparency, solidarity and mutual assistance, deepening cooperation and seeking common development and spirit of "openness, inclusiveness, cooperation and win-win", and has been committed to building closer, more comprehensive and stronger partnerships. In addition to the traditional economic and trade cooperation, the BRICS cooperation also involves the field of cultural exchange.

Film is an important part of cultural exchange, and BRICS have many excellent movie workers. In order to broaden the international perspective of young film talents of all parties, promote the internationalization of cinema education, and seek for the innovation of professional talents training mode, Beijing Film Academy serves the national overall strategy and launches "The BFA Program for BRICS Film Students and Talents" at the forum to promote BRICS countries’ exchange in the field of film education.

  1. I. Enrollment specialties
  1. I. Department of Screenwriting and Film Studies

Specialty code

Enrollment specialty (recruitment direction)

Examined language proficiency requirements

130304

Drama Film and Television (Creative Planning)

New HSK test level 6 (Results submitted by September 2019)

Drama Film and Television (Screenwriting)

  1. II. Department of Directing

Specialty code

Enrollment specialty (recruitment direction)

Examined language proficiency requirements

130306

Drama Film Directing (Film Directing)

New HSK test level 6 (Results submitted by September 2019)

  1. III. Department of Cinematography

Specialty code

Enrollment specialty (recruitment direction)

Examined language proficiency requirements

130311T

Film Photography and Production

New HSK test level 6 (Results submitted by September 2019)

  1. IV. Sound School

Specialty code

Enrollment specialty (recruitment direction)

Examined language proficiency requirements

130308

Recording Arts (Film Recording)

New HSK test level 5 (Results submitted by September 2019)

130203

Composition and Composition Technology and Theory

 130509T

Arts and Technology

  1. V. Fine Arts School

Specialty code

Enrollment specialty (recruitment direction)

Examined language proficiency requirements

130307

Drama Film and Television Art Design

New HSK test level 5 (Results submitted by September 2019)

130306

Dramas Directing (Advertising Directing)

130504

Product Design

130511T

New Media Art

130503

Environmental Design

  1. VI. Management School

Specialty code

Enrollment specialty (recruitment direction)

Examined language proficiency requirements

130303

Film Studies (Production and Marketing)

New HSK test level 5 (Results submitted by September 2019)

  1. VII. Photography School

Specialty code

Enrollment specialty (recruitment direction)

Examined language proficiency requirements

130404

Photography

New HSK test level 5 (Results submitted by September 2019)

  1. VIII. Animation School

Specialty code

Enrollment specialty (recruitment direction)

Examined language proficiency requirements

130310

Animation

New HSK test level 5 (Results submitted by September 2019)

130304

Theater Film and Television (Animation Planning)

130410T

Comics

  1. II. Enrollment scale

Four BRICS countries (Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa) other than China will send two international students each year to Beijing Film Academy to study film production from 2018 to 2023, a total of eight oversea students each year from Brazil, India, Russia, and South Africa.

  1. III. Application conditions

1. Applicant must be a valid passport holder of non-Chinese national; with good moral character, abide by the laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China, and with no criminal record. Applicant becoming foreign nationality in recent years shall pay particular attention to the following: according to document [2001] No. 83, since 2010, applicant studying in China must hold a valid foreign passport or nationality certificate for more than 4 years (inclusive) and record of living abroad for more than 2 years within last 4 years (as of April 30 of year of admission) (actually living in a foreign country for 9 months on a year-by-year basis can be calculated as a year, for which the entry and exit seal shall prevail).

2. They must be high school graduates or have the same academic ability.

3. Good health. In addition to conforming to “Guiding Opinions of Medical Examination for Admission to General Colleges and Universities” issued by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, they must also meet the featured requirements of each specialty of our university, such as the applicants are required to have normal hearing, and they shall have no color blindness and color weakness.

4. Obtained the new HSK five-level or six-level certificate.

5. According to the specialty applied by the applicant, Beijing Film Academy has the right to adjust the specialty finally chosen by applicant to learn.

IV. Application process

1. Materials required for application

   (1) Copy of the first page of passport

   (2) Personal project application form

   (3) High school diploma

   (4) Electronic photo in jgp format (capacity of 100KB or more)

(5) Individual undergraduate study program (English)

Applicants from all countries please send the above materials to 1571633221@qq.com before April 15, 2018

2. Application process and schedule

According to the Chinese government’s scholarship application and admission process, it can be divided into the following steps:

From January to April 2018, the Beijing Film Academy shall announce the implementation details of the "The BFA Program for BRICS Film Students and Talents". In the meantime, heads of Cultural Department of embassies of various countries (Russia, Brazil, India, South Africa) shall recommend applicants to the Beijing Film Academy, with four candidates from each country.

In May 2018, Beijing Film Academy shall select candidates to participate in the "The BFA Program for BRICS Film Students and Talents" (two in each of the four countries of Russia, Brazil, India and South Africa). And send out pre-admission notice to assist candidates in applying for the country’s scholarship program of Chinese Government Scholarship.

From June to July, 2018, Beijing Film Academy will receive the admission suggestions given by the CSC. And inform that the students have been admitted, students will receive admission notice and visa application form in July-August 2018, and be ready to study in China.

V. Apply for the Chinese government scholarship

Introduction of Chinese Government Scholarship: http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/

Beijing Film Academy is not the self-enrollment institution of Chinese Government Scholarship, so applicants can not apply directly through the Beijing Film Academy.

Applicants need to apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship from the Education Department of the Chinese Embassy in the host country and obtain the scholarship subsidy certificate signed by the Chinese government.

After the applicant submits the Chinese government scholarship subsidy certificate, Beijing Film Academy shall grant the pre-admission notice to the students.

After receiving the pre-admission notice, the applicant can continue to apply for the scholarship until it is successful.

VI. Chinese language learning and entrance examination

As all majors in this program are taught in Chinese, applicants must have good communicative ability in Chinese, pass the HSK level 5 or 6, and pass the art undergraduate entrance examination organized by Beijing Film Academy.

Applicants who do not possess sufficient Chinese communication skills may apply for Chinese tutoring provided by the CSC. In general, the first year of Chinese tutoring is carried out at Beijing Language and Culture University, mainly to develop basic Chinese communicative competence. The second year of Chinese tutoring is carried out at the Beijing Film Academy, mainly studying contents related to specialized examination.

Chinese tutoring is also part of study plan. Beijing Film Academy reserves the right to terminate the scholarship if the student's Chinese language does not meet the requirements.

The Arts Undergraduate Entrance Examination will be held in the middle of the second year of Chinese tutoring, at a time about after the Chinese New Year, please make reasonable use of the time and draw up plans.

The Arts Undergraduate Entrance Examination will all use Chinese, with particular emphasis on students' ability to read and write Chinese, in the main forms of written examination and interview, content is the study of the professional quality of students.


VII. Contact information

Mailing address: Room 105, International Exchange Institute, Beijing Film Academy, No.4 West Tucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing Post code: 100088 

Tel: 0086-10-82045753   Fax: 0086-10-82043731

E-mail: liubeibei@bfa.edu.cn 

Beijing Film Academy website: http://www.bfa.edu.cn (Chinese)

                          http://eng.bfa.edu.cn (English)



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