No.1 CMA is a notable academy with the most distinctive music education in China mainland
CMA attaches great importance to run education by all-dimensional opening, insists on the education ideas of connecting art education with the society, market, international trend, and the era, forms multi-leveled, knowledge-compounded, practice-focused, and advantage-protruded education-running pattern with modern characteristics, cultivates a great deal of art talents highly needed by China’s cultural strategies, and builds unique specialities and advantages as follows: be there where no one there, be superior in what already there, be the best among what as superior.
No. 2 CMA offers a variety of promising specialities
CMA consistently aims at such sunrise specialities and fields that traditional art education is incapable to cover but have great development potential currently in China, and focuses on the huge demand of application-oriented talents, creation-oriented talents, and talents with comprehensive abilities in the process of China’s urbanization and rapid development of cultural industry. The modern art education system with vocational education as the key direction has been gradually established by broadening our horizon, integrating resources, and full-scale consideration.
No. 3 CMA provides the most forward-looking majors and courses which have bright career prospect
On the basis of difference principle for discipline orientation, CMA provides various courses related to such majors as pop vocal performance, jazz performance, music production, music & multimedia, sound recording arts, sound design, music education, dance performance, modern song & dance, international standard dance, film/TV acting, broadcasting & presenting, film/TV adaptation & directing, multimedia & animation, film/TV photography, make-up & plastic art, art design, art management, etc. We offer students diversified and career-oriented modules and selective courses. In order to expand employment, we break conventional teaching frame in terms of curriculum, and allow students to learn more from cross-disciplines and relevant arts, to develop more vocational skills and to become the urgently wanted talents with comprehensive abilities in the employment market.
No. 4 CMA establishes leading academic status
CMA constantly lays emphasis on the development and research of academic subject. At present, over 40 kinds of teaching materials have been developed, forming our unique teaching and learning system. In order to drive teaching and research activities, CMA sets up Pop Music Institute, Music Recording Institute, Film/TV/Media Institute, Modern Dance Institute, and Art Management Institute. There are some one hundred academic papers published by CMA’s teachers and over ten research achievements or books made or written each year. A wealth of teaching materials, such as Teaching Material Packages for Pop Music Instrument Level Grading Test & Pop Music Vocal Level Grading Test edited by Academic Research Department of CMA, teaching materials for pop music by Professor You Jingbo, a series of CDs for Chinese Pop Music Vocal Performance by Professor Yi Jiangfeng, etc., have been published, filling in the large gap in domestic music teaching materials. The quarterly magazine – Modern Art Education edited by Beijing Contemporary Art Education Group has been published 12 issues and released nationwide.
No. 5 CMA boasts the first class teaching and practice facilities and on-line global education resources
CMA is equipped with modern and cutting-edged teaching and academic research facilities. We have an international base for internship and training, including a 4,000 square meter studio hall, 350 music practice rooms with international standard, 34 dance practice halls, 8 digital audio workstations, 6 digital video workstations, 16 MIDI & electronic organ studios. Furthermore, we establish Film/TV Program Production Center, CMA Library & Study Center, and Network Administration Center. Over 200 students can simultaneously link to the internet at CMA Library & Study Center and freely use, under the cooperation agreement on internet-based teaching & learning resource sharing signed with Bournemouth University (UK), the on-line learning resources which are otherwise available by paying expensive overseas tuition fees.
No. 6 CMA has the most competitive teaching force
CMA employs both full-time and part-time teachers, including 460 full-time teachers, 76 part-time teachers, and 28 foreign teachers. More than 200 master lectures are held at CMA each year by a large constellation of famous scholars, prominent artists, first-line singers, show stars, well-known producers, artist managers, and government officials with related background. They offer students the latest knowledge and expertise. In addition, as part of cooperation between CMA and its foreign counterparts, some of teachers are exchanged to study or teach at mutual campuses every year so that the brand new teaching ideas and know-how are brought back by foreign teachers and CMA’s young teachers with overseas study experience.
No. 7 CMA develops extensive exchange and cooperation
Each year, there are many notable experts and academic masters visiting CMA for academic exchange activities. CMA has by far established inter-college exchange and cooperation relationship with 6 internationally known colleges or universities as follows: the University of Oklahoma (USA), Leeds College of Music (UK), Bournemouth University (UK), Music Academy International (France)， Ecole Internationale de Creation Audiovisuelle et de Réalisation (France), South Birmingham College (UK). Moreover, the broad collaborations with famous domestic colleges/universities and academic institutions like Central Conservatory of Music, China Conservatory, China Communication University, Jilin College of the Arts, Institute for Cultural Industries of Beijing University, Research Center for Cultural Industries of Qinhua University, etc., are undergoing. Additionally, CMA has developed strategic cooperation partnership with over 300 culture companies. What’s important, CMA builds good relationship with TV stations, on-line media and media communication companies including CCTV, Beijing TV, Hunan TV, Sina, Sohu, Tencent, Taihe Rye Music Co. Ltd., Hurray Holding Co. Ltd., Enlight Media Group, Gehua Group, Warner Music, Avex Group, Emperor Group, EE Media, etc., which provides considerable job platforms.
No. 8 CMA is qualified to offer various professional certificates and multi-level academic diplomas
CMA adheres to a sustainable development strategy of combination of privately-run education and government-run education, cooperation of domestic education resource and foreign education resource, integration of art education and science & technology education, and complementation of vocational training and elite education. CMA has now become a comprehensive education group qualified to issue full-time undergraduate diploma (Bachelor Degree), undergraduate-equivalent diploma (Bachelor Degree, including the upgrading from undergraduate level of adult higher education to full-time undergraduate level and the upgrading from 2 or 3-year associate college level to full-time undergraduate level), associate college diploma, associate college diploma & undergraduate diploma of distance education, vocational training certificates, etc. Furthermore, CMA is approved to offer more than 30 kinds of professional certificates, which strongly ensure student’s employment.
No. 9 CMA is blessed with unique geographic and cultural environment and allows students sound education in personality development
CMA is located at the picturesque Liyuan Town (Tongzhou District, Beijing), which lies in the center of Bohai Bay Economic Rim, adjacent to Beijing’s CBD, and surrounded by Media, Cultural & Creative Industry Park, Taihu Cultural Industry Park, and Grand Canal Cultural Park. The under-construction Universal Studio Theme Park in Beijing, which has a total investment of 10 billion, is near at hand. Liyuan area has become the largest cluster of China’s original music, gathering over 50 recording studios, dozens of bands, and thousands of artists. The huge artist community echoes the original fine arts cluster at Songzhuang of Tongzhou District.
CMA keeps education in personality development as its core and guides students to give concern to social affairs and well-beings by a series of education activities with regard to trustworthiness, gratitude, responsibility, and legal behavior, for example, community service, voluntary work, environmental protection, special performance as the expression of greeting, help-giving efforts, and charity donation. All of the character educations are aimed to foster students to be all-around developed talents with good communication skills, elegant art temperament, sound personality, refined cultivation, healthy mentality and strong physique.
No. 10 CMA gives top priority to vocational education in arts, providing students bright job prospect.
CMA builds complete employment service system and integrates career planning, vocational education, and employment guidance into the whole education and teaching system. For promoting students’ employment, CMA puts efforts to construct scientific and efficient employment platform by actively developing cooperation with related companies, fully making use of mutual advantages and resources and carrying out ‘Order-oriented Cultivation Mode’.
Graduates of CMA are highly in-demand at employment market. By far, our students’ employment rate is up to 95%. Besides the huge demand of Beijing’s employment market, considerable culture and media companies from middle or large cities at coastal regions like Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Haikou, Fuzhou, and Xiamen come to CMA each year to ‘order’ students in advance. Graduates from CMA are prevalent at culture markets nationwide. CMA is therefore acclaimed as the vocational art academy providing the brightest employment outlook.