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Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)

Location

Central Academy of Fine Arts (Primary Campus), Beijing China (Mainland)

Ranking

# 17QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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5Undergraduate programs

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10Postgraduate programs

About Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)

The Central Academy of Fine Arts, located in China’s capital, Beijing, is an academy where flourishing culture, history and art are accompanied by the best art resources in the world. CAFA is a leading institution for modern art education in China, providing a rich land for those who wish to learn, experience and engage in creativities – it has nurtured many pre-eminent artists over the past ninety years.  


Beijing is an iconic megacity, a fascinating and ancient walled settlement that’s now one of the world’s premier destinations for business, technology and innovation.  


 

CAFA’s mission is to cultivate high-quality, creative professionals showcasing the tenacity needed to drive cutting-edge innovation in the arts. The first-class faculty and professional teaching facilities at CAFA enable broad international vision and solid teaching in core skills – domestically and internationally. CAFA currently serves over 5000 full-time students, including more than 200 international students from 40 different countries. 


About Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)

The Central Academy of Fine Arts, located in China’s capital, Beijing, is an academy where flourishing culture, history and art are accompanied by the best art resources in the world. CAFA is a leading institution for modern art education in China, providing a rich land for those who wish to learn, experience and engage in creativities – it has nurtured many pre-eminent artists over the past ninety years.  


Beijing is an iconic megacity, a fascinating and ancient walled settlement that’s now one of the world’s premier destinations for business, technology and innovation.  


 

CAFA’s mission is to cultivate high-quality, creative professionals showcasing the tenacity needed to drive cutting-edge innovation in the arts. The first-class faculty and professional teaching facilities at CAFA enable broad international vision and solid teaching in core skills – domestically and internationally. CAFA currently serves over 5000 full-time students, including more than 200 international students from 40 different countries. 


Available programs

The Central Academy of Fine Arts has eight schools, namely the School of Chinese Painting , the School of Plastic Arts, the School of Design, the School of Humanities, the School of Architecture, the School of Urban Design, the School of Experimental Art and the School of Art Management and Education. Preparatory courses for foreign students are available. 



  • Fine arts  
  • Visual communication design  
  • Digital media art  
  • Fashion and apparel design
  • Product design
  • Architecture
  • Environmental design
  • Animation
  • Experimental art
  • Art management 


  Undergraduate study at CAFA is RMB 52,000 per academic year. 


Scholarships are available at CAFA for applicants who hold Chinese government scholarships. Applicants learn about scholarship information through the Study in China Network http://www.campuschina.org/ and, after confirming the selected school and major, contact the Chinese embassy/consulate or other accepting agency to learn about specific operations and procedures. Applicants then submit the application materials on the CSC Online Application Information Platform for Studying in China at https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn where the application period is from January to April annually. 


Undergraduates can apply to CAFA from March to April each year. Candidates must submit the application materials, and take the entrance exam in May. The specific rules are subject to the enrollment guide published on the college’s official website that year. 


Postgraduate study at the Central Academy of Fine Arts is across eight schools. These include the School of Chinese Painting , the School of Plastic Arts, the School of Design, the School of Humanities, the School of Architecture, the School of Urban Design, the School of Experimental Art and the School of Art Management and Education. Areas of study include: 


  • Fine arts (course length, if applicable) 
  • Visual communication design (course length, if applicable)
  • Digital media art (course length, if applicable)
  • Fashion and apparel design
  • Product design
  • Architecture
  • Environmental design
  • Animation
  • Experimental art
  • Art management 


Postgraduate study at CAFA is RMB 60,000 per academic year. 


Scholarships are available at CAFA for applicants who hold Chinese government scholarships. Applicants learn about scholarship information through the Study in China Network http://www.campuschina.org/ and, after confirming the selected school and major, contact the Chinese embassy/consulate or other accepting agency to learn about specific operations and procedures. Applicants then submit the application materials on the CSC Online Application Information Platform for Studying in China at https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn where the application period is from January to April annually.

Master’s candidates can apply in November each year by submitting the application materials and then taking the entrance exam in December. The specific rules are subject to the enrollment guide published on the college's official website that year. 


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Rankings & ratings

Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) is one of the top public universities in Beijing, China (Mainland). It is ranked #17 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2024.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2016
    #51-100
  • 2017
    #51-100
  • 2018
    #51-100
  • 2019
    #27
  • 2020
    #28
  • 2021
    #24
  • 2022
    #=22
  • 2023
    #15
  • 2024
    #17

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