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  • School of Animation, Communication University of China

    -- Beijing 
  • No.1 Dingfuzhuang East Street, Chaoyang District,
    Beijing, P.R. China
    Beijing, 100024 CN
  • +86 10 6578 3458
  • +86 10 6578 3457
  • Game Programming direction of Game Design (BSc, 4 Years)
    For a position in Programming / Software Engineering

    Game Art direction of Game Design (BA/BGA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Animation Writing and Directing direction of Animation (BA/BGA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Animation Design direction of Animation (BA/BGA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Digital Animation direction of Animation (BA/BGA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Digital Film and Television Production direction of Digital Media Art (BA/BGA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Production (Producer)

    Media Art Online direction of Digital Media Art (BA/BGA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Other Gaming Disciplines

    Animation (MA/MFA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Digital Media Art (MA/MFA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Other Gaming Disciplines

    Game Design (MA/MFA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Game Design

    Animation (PhD, 4 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Digital Media Art (PhD, 4 Years)
    For a position in Other Gaming Disciplines

  • Campus:Yes         Online: No
  • In state: 1500 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Out of state: 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
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    Communication University of China (CUC) is one of the key universities under the administration of the Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China.

    As the National Animation Education and Research Base, the Animation School of CUC, established in 2001, is one of the earliest Chinese institutes of animation, digital media art and game design education and research. The school has 82 faculty members, among whom are 9 professors, 16 associate professors and 58 visiting supervisors for Graduate Students. About 1000 full-time students are currently enrolled in the school.



    Department of Animation

    Department of Digital Media Art

    Department of Game Design

    Department of Fine Arts


    Academic Research Centers

    Animation Research Institution

    Digital Art and Technology Research & Development Center

    Editorial Board of China Animation Yearbook

    China Animation and Comic Art Museum

    Asian Research Center for Animation and Comic Art


    Studios & Laboratories

    Animation Production Studios

    Interactive Arts Laboratory

    CG Laboratory

    Game Design Workshop

    Virtual Television Studio

    Motion Capture System

    Digital Recording Studio

    Multimedia Online and NGN Laboratory

    Apple Computer/CUC Collaborated Lab

    HP Education Center of Excellence (COE)

    Shanghai Animation Film Studio/CUC Stop-Motion Animation Collaborated Studio

    Traditional Animation Studio

    Digital Animation Studio

    Animation Sound Studio

    Digital Film Production Studio

    Multimedia Online Studio


    Tenets of Education

    Harmony: with the idea of cross-discipline and cross-major, Animation School seeks for the harmonious development of the school and the rational system of curriculum by bringing in the essence of such disciplines as communication, fine arts, design and art, radio and television art, film and television art, computer science and technology and management.

    Integration: the School devotes itself to the integration of science, art and humanities, of the east and the west and of the tradition and modernity, which wins it advantages in the circle of animation and digital media art education.


    International Perspective

    Animation School has developed long-term cooperation in education projects with more than 50 international schools of higher learning, and hosted quite a lot of academic speeches. For example, the Hochschule fuer Film und Fernsehen (HFF) in Germany, Gobelins, l'école de l'image (Gobelins) in France, Norwegian Volda University College, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Sheridan) in Canada, the Korea National University of Arts (KNUA), Bournemouth University and University of the Arts London in Britain, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) in Singapore, Cogswell Polytechnical College in United States, etc.


    Summer Academy

    Launched in 2005, Summer Academy is a cooperative project between HFF and Animation School, in which the two schools in turn sends a 20-plus-member team of teachers and students to the other one every summer to create digital media art works.

    This kind of collaborated project has been extended to Sheridan, Gobelins, KNUA and NYP in 2009.


    Short Semester

    During the last 4 weeks of the spring semester, Animation School calls for the sophomores and juniors to focus on creating works. The partners include KNUA, NYP and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Great Northern Way Campus (GNWC), etc.


    Strong Connections with the industry

    • Employing advice from the industry in regard to teaching plans and curricula development
    • Providing opportunities for students to take practice at tens of prestigious internship bases
    • Inviting experts from the industry as adjunct professors
    • Initiating collaborated program with top companies


    Collaborated laboratories with top international companies

     In 2008, Apple Computer/CUC Collaborated Lab and HP Education Center of Excellence have been established at Animation School. The school will continue to work together with Apple, HP, Autodesk and other international companies to build platforms with high-end computer graphics technologies and facilities for education, research and production in the fields of animation and digital film & television production


    Progressive Learning Process
    After having basic courses in the first two years, students majoring animation will choose to be trained in three directions based on their professional expertise and academic results in the fifth semester. All the students majoring digital media art have courses together in the freshman year and will be divided into two different directions based on what they interest in, what they suit and how they perform academically.
    The School puts emphasis on the use of the open recourses for education all around the campus. We provide high-speed school network for the teachers and students, encourage the students to participate in various academic activities. Besides, we make every effort to create innovative learning environment by housing the Creation Space for the teachers and the students to exchange ideas and turning the corridors of the school into art galleries to exhibit the works of the teachers and the students.



    Faculty & Student Works

    Professor Studios
    Animation School has set up 7 professor studios led by renowned professors.
    Lu Shengzhang Studio

    • Beijing Olympic Games Mascots and Beijing Paralympic Games Mascots promotion animated films.
    • Huang Xinyuan Studio
    • Li Tingzhan Studio
    • Wang Yaping Studio
    • John A. Lent/ Jia Fou Studio
    • Zhang Jun Studio
    • Ni Xueli Studio


    Works of Students and Faculty members
    Animation School provides a highly creative learning environment and encourages teachers and students to create their works. Over 100 works won the prizes in domestic and international competitions including some world top animation festivals such as Annecy International Animation Festival, SIGGRAPH, Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and so on.


    [Aniwow!] China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival

    Initiated by Communication University of China in 2006, [Aniwow!] China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival is the first international student animation festival in China which is approved by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, supported by Beijing Municipal People's Government and co-undertaken by Animation School of CUC and Beijing KAKU Cartoon Satellite TV.
    Adhering to the principles of authority, originality, academic stress and internationalization, the festival aims to construct a globally renowned platform to show the achievement of cartoon and animation in the world and promote China’s original cartoon and animation films.
    The festival appeals to numerous animation artists, industry leaders and animation enthusiasts who gather on the CUC campus for the festival. Experts in the field of animation education, who are from such top animation colleges as Gobelins, Sheridan, HFF etc., are invited here to give master courses.


    Asian Research Center for Animation and Comic Art
    Set up in 2005, the Center strives to be an international academic institution for exchanging different ideas and cultures, protecting and inheriting traditions of the folk animation and comic art, and showing the traditional Chinese folk animation and comic to the whole world.

    Secretary Office of Expert Committee for Textbook Development of Higher Education on Animation and Comic Art.
    The Office will work together with institutions of animation and comic art education at home, building an authoritative and specialized system of textbook on animation and comic art, and directing the reform and development of higher education in related fields.


    Education Committee of China Animation Association
    China Animation Association is the only national professional organization in animation. Education Committee is one of the four committees under the Association, responsible for communicating and coordinating with institutions in the field of animation education and research in China, as well as organizing related academic activities.