Founded in 1950, the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA) is the only institute of its kind in China that offers both B.A. and M.A. degrees. The students are educated by highly experienced faculty members. Additionally, a number of internationally recognized scholars, experts and artists are engaged in the teaching activities. Since the 1950s, past graduates are actively engaged in Chinese dramatic troupes, media arts, and filmmaking as well as theatrical education and criticism.
Dedicated to the training of professionals in performing and studying traditional Chinese opera, the Academy is carrying the mission of inheriting these ancient and splendid performing arts and introducing and presenting them to the world. NACTA attaches great importance to international exchanges. In the past decades, it has established friendly relationships with many comprehensive universities and art academies worldwide including the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany，Russia，Italy，Korea and Japan. Overseas students from different continents have come to this Academy to further their studies in Chinese language, culture and Xiqu (Chinese traditional Opera) performing arts. They have played influential roles in cultural exchange activities after they went back to their own countries.
NACTA warmly welcomes visitors, exchange scholars and students from all over the world. we believe the academy offers a unique educational experience combining performance arts, culture and language.