Wardour Studios Academy in Haikou University of Economics to enroll 1100 students this year
News source:hiHainan / By Chen Shumin / 04 21,2020 17:42:00 / others

Zhan Xiaonan instructed the performance rehearsal on the CCTV Spring Festival Gala. (Photo provided by Haikou University of Economics)

On April 20th, the national first-level choreographer and researcher Zhan Xiaonan was hired as the chief body language director of the performance major in Haikou University of Economics-Hollywood Wardour Studios Academy, injecting new impetus into the development of education and teaching at the Academy. It is understood that the Academy started enrolling students this year, with 4 undergraduate majors such as the performance programme and 4 related professional majors, planning to enroll the first batch of 1,100 students.

The Wardour Studios Academy is a full-time undergraduate second-level school of the Haikou University of Economics, co-founded by Haikou University of Economics and Wardour Studios Hollywood in September 2019. The Academy is a brand-new innovative, practical, and international film and television school, supported by dozens of influential film and television institutions and companies at home and abroad, such as the World Film Institute, the "Belt and Road" working committee of China Film Association, the Bliss Media, etc.

The Film School Building in Haikou University of Economics. 

According to reports, the Academy has set the department of film and television art and the department of television e-commerce, and will add 4 undergraduate majors including performance, radio and television director, photography, and marketing, as well as 4 related professional majors. In addition to the qualified, educated and professional faculty with rich experience in film and television, the Academy also boasts several tutor teams that consists of the internationally renowned filmmakers such as Oscar-winning directors Roger Christian and Keith Merlin, the CEO of Phoenix Legend Films Jiang Hao, the well-known poet Jian Ning, the national first-degree screenwriter Sheng Heyu, etc.

The newly hired Zhan Xiaonan served as the artistic director of the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe and the executive director of the flag-giving ceremony at the closing ceremony of the 12th Athens International Paralympic Games in 2004. In 2005, the performance of China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe's dance "Thousand-armed Avalokitesvara" directed by Zhan Xiaonan was staged on the CCTV Spring Festival Gala, which has become an art classic.

Aerial view of the campus of Haikou University of Economics. 

In addition, the Bliss Media, an industrial partner of Wardour Studios Hollywood, will cooperate with the Academy to set up an Acting Intensive programme. Headquartered in Shanghai, the Bliss Media is a new type of international film company, whose business involves film investment and financing, production, copyright purchase, international pre-sale and film distribution.

According to the relevant person in charge of the Academy, it plans to enroll 1100 students this year. Candidates can download and install the "Xiaoyibang" (小艺帮)App, and register to select the relevant majors in their own provinces for the online exams.

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