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For Short-term Chinese Language Program, Autumn 2008
Foreign Cultural Education Center, Shanghai Conservatory of Music
The Foreign Cultural Education Center of Shanghai Conservatory of Music is located on campus, which is situated in the center of the city. It is within a few minutes’ walk of Middle Huaihai Rd., one of Shanghai’s major downtown streets. Easy access to Shanghai’s educational, cultural, shopping and entertainment centers will provide students with a unique opportunity to experience Chinese life, culture and traditional music firsthand.
The center runs both long-term and short-term Chinese language programs, and the lessons are taught by experienced Chinese language teachers. We provide short-term Chinese language program in autumn semester of 2008.
Class Type
The levels of class are divided according to the level of each student. We adopt the small- scale class type. There are 8 to 10 students in each class.
Time for Application and Study
1. Application: We accept application until the program’s capacity is reached.
2. Study:
September 22 to September 26: Registration, Payment, Test, Getting books and schedules for class
October 6 to December 26: Study period (12 weeks)
Class Schedule
1. Daytime Class: Spoken Chinese for each class on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 6 lessons each week. (each lesson equals to 45 minutes)
2. Evening Class: Spoken Chinese for each class on every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 6 lessons each week. (each lesson equals to 45 minutes)
The classrooms are located in the newly- built class building which is modern and well equipped. All the classrooms are clean, tidy and fitted with brand new teaching facilities.
1. Registration Fee: RMB 500
2.   Tuition: RMB 4,000
3.   Books: paid according to the price printed on each book
Three-year college students & undergraduates:
Those hold a high school graduation certificate or equivalent, the level of Chinese language should be HSK Grade Ⅳ and be able to pass the entrance examination.
Master degree candidates:
Those hold a college graduation diploma or an equivalent certificate, the level of Chinese language should be HSK Grade VI, and be able to pass the graduate entrance examination.
Doctoral candidates:
Those hold a Master Degree or an equivalent diploma, the level of Chinese language should be HSK Grade VI, and be able to pass a doctoral entrance examination.
Advanced-study students:
General advanced-study students:
Those hold a high school graduation certificate or equivalent. No entrance exam is required. 
Senior advanced-study students:
Those hold Master Degree certificate or an equivalent and plans to pursue research in a certain field in SCM. No entrance exam is required.
Research scholar
Those hold a title of or above the level of associate professor and plans to pursue research in a certain field in SCM.
The Chinese languages students:
Those aged 16 to 65 and hold a junior high graduation certificate or equivalent. No entrance exam is required.


l. Application Form for International Students can be downloaded directly from the website of International Students Office (ISO) of the SCM.

 2. The Application Form should be accompanied by a passport (xerocopy), three passport-sized photos, a health certificate (unnecessary for those applying for programs less than 6 months), a notarized certificate of educational background, a certificate concerning adequate knowledge of Chinese (xerocopy) and application fee (RMB 500), all of which should be sent to ISO. (The Advanced study students should provide an audio recording( about 20 minutes), a music teacher's recommendation letter(please note that your application materials will not be returned.)
 3. After assessments, applicants will receive a form(in two pieces) titled the Visa Application for Study in China (Form JW 202), and the Admission Notice for International Students as well, sent by ISO.
 4. With the Visa Application Form(JW202) and the Admission Notice, applicants may procure visas from the nearby Chinese Embassy or Consulate.
 5. Entrance, registration and tuition payment should be made at the ISO on the day appointed in the Admission Notice. Late arrival should be noticed and have the permission from the ISO.
MONTHS FOR APPLICATION AND ENTRANCE ( For details of Application and Exam for Undergraduates and graduate programs please refer to that year ' s relative regulations)  
 1. Three-year college/Four-year undergraduate program: Early February for application, mid-February for entrance examination, and September for entrance.

 2. Master degree program: October or November for application, next January for entrance examination, and September for entrance.

 3. Doctoral degree program: March for application, May for entrance examination, and September for entrance.
 4. Advanced students program (non-degree program): Application before 30 June, if accepted, will start learning from September, Application before 31 December, if accepted, will start learning from next February or March; application acceptable in any month.
 5. Long-term Chinese language program (non-degree program): June and December for application, and September and next February or March for entrance; application acceptable in any month.
 6. Short-term Chinese language program ( follow the class of Long-term Chinese language program)(non-degree program): Application and entrance will be made through mutual consultation.
 7. Private Chinese language program (non-degree program): Application and entrance will be made through mutual consultation.
 8. For details of the summer camp or winter camp of Chinese language or music study can refer to annual advertisement, or be made through mutual consultation.
    Four years are required to complete undergraduate programs and three years for junior college program for majors such as Music Education, Art Administration, Music engineering, Musical theatre, Chinese traditional instruments, Western orchestral instruments, piano and Contemporary and Popular Music. Five years are required for musicology, composition, conducting, and voice majors. Graduation diplomas and bachelor degree certificates are conferred upon satisfactory completion of all the required courses on the Curricula. Three years are required to comp1ete junior college training programs for all the majors. Graduation diplomas are conferred upon satisfactory completion of all the required courses on the curricula.
    Graduate programs for M.A takes three years to complete.
    Graduate programs for Ph.D takes three years to complete.
    General or senior advanced program takes one or two years to complete.
    Certificates are conferred upon satisfactory completion of the required courses.
1. Registration Fee
2. Tuition Fee
a. Three-year college students & undergraduates
b. Master degree candidates
c. Doctorate degree candidates
d. General advanced-study students
e. Senior advanced-study students
f. Research scholars
g. Long-term Chinese language learners
h. Short-term Chinese language learners
One week tuition: RMB1,200
Two weeks tuition: RMB2,000
Three weeks tuition: RMB2,700
RMB600 per week after three weeks
The student can attend the selected course as an auditor.
i. Private Lessons for Chinese language 
1 Student: RMB 100/lesson/person
2 Students: RMB 90/lesson/person
3 Students: RMB 80/lesson/person
4 Students: RMB 70/lesson/person
1 lesson = 45 minutes
    Tuition fees should be paid within the first week of each term. Eighty percent of the tuition will be refunded if a student withdraws or transfers to another school before the commencement of a term; tuition cannot be refunded when a student discontinues his studies or transfers to another school after a term has commenced.
3. Accommodation
    Double room: RMB 35  / person/ day
    Single room: RMB 70 /person/ day
I. Music Majors
Piano Dept.
Piano, Advanced Upright Synthesizer
Composition Dept.
Composition,  Solfeggio
Voice Dept.
Voice, Singing in Chinese Style
Chinese Traditional Instruments Dept.
Erhu, Banhu, Gaohu, Pipa, Guqin, Zheng (including butterfly-shaped zheng),Yueqin, Liuqin, Yangqin,Sanxian, Zhong ruan , Dizi, Xiao,Sheng, Suona, Chinese Percussion Instruments, Chinese Music Composition
Orchestral Instruments Dept.
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Saxophone, Percussion Instruments, Harp and Violin Making
Musicology Dept.
Chinese Music History, Western Music History, Theory of Chinese Traditional Music, Eastern Music
Conducting Dept.
 Western Orchestral Conducting, Chinese Traditional Orchestral
Music Education Dept.
Piano Pedagogy, Voice Pedagogy, Theory of Music Education
Musical Theatre Dept.
Musical Theatre 
Art Administration Dept.
Art Administration
 Music Engineering Dept. 
 Music Production and Design, Recording Engineering
Contemporary and Popular Music
 Modern Musical Instruments, Modern Percussion
II. Required Basic Music Courses
Required Courses for All Majors
Chinese Music History, Western Music History, Survey of Arts, Survey of Chinese Folk Songs, Survey of Chinese Traditional Instrumental Music, Introduction to Xiqu and Quyi (Chinese Music Drama and Narrative Singing), Solfeggio, Music Rudiments, Harmony, Polyphony, Musical Analysis, Piano, Survey of China
Required Courses for Relevant Majors
Orchestral Score Reading, Choral Score Reading, Counterpoint, Orchestration, Fugue, Composition Analysis, Classical Chinese, World Literature, Chinese Classical Literature, Orchestration of Chinese Traditional Music, Choir, Text Diction, Phonetics of Foreign Languages (German, French, Italian), Calisthenics, Dramatic Performance, Opera or Vocal Ensemble, Piano Accompaniment and Ensemble, Chinese Instrumental Ensemble, Western Orchestra and Ensemble, Chamber Music, Paper-writing
III. Electives
Language & Literature
History of Chinese Philosophy, Modern Western Philosophy & Aesthetics, Selections of Music Literature in English, Basic Japanese, Selections of Literature, History of Chinese Literature on Music, European Literature, Ancient Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy
History & Theory
History of Western Music Aesthetics, Chinese Modern Music Literature, History of Chinese Xiqu Music, Chinese Contemporary Xiqu Music, History of Chinese Traditional Instruments, Ancient Chinese Music Aesthetics
Technique & Theory
Rudiments of Chinese Traditional Music, Research of Chinese Minorities' Folk Songs, Opera Research, Analysis of Symphonic Poem, Survey of Musical Instruments, Appreciation of Japanese Songs, Monographic Study of Xiqu Music, Selections of Western Music Literature, Composition for Movie & TV Music, Chinese Traditional Orchestral Conducting, Appreciation & Analysis of Chinese Traditional Instrumental Music, Performance & Composition of Chinese Percussion, Theory on Performance of Piano, Analysis of 20th-century Music, Twelve-tone Music Writing, Development & Historical Background of 20th-century Music, Practice & Theory of Electronic/Computer Music, Masterpieces on Music
Badminton, Taiji, Elementary Sword Tactics, Tennis, Eighteen Ways of Breathing Exercise, Introduction to Computer
IV. Courses for Chinese Language Program
Required Courses
Elementary level: Intensive Reading, Reading Comprehension, Elementary Listening Comprehension, Elementary Spoken Chinese, Reading and writing of Chinese Characters.
Intermediate level: Intensive Reading , Reading Comprehension, Intermediate Listening Comprehension, Intermediate Spoken Chinese, Intermediate Business Conversation, Seminar, Elementary Chinese Writing.
Advanced level: Intensive Reading , Reading Comprehension, Advanced Listening Comprehension, Advanced Spoken Chinese, Intermediate Chinese Writing, Reading Comprehension of Chinese Newspaper
Strategy for HSK Test, Shanghai Dialect, Calligraphy, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Taiji, Chinese Instrument Playing, Dance (There should be at least five students in one class. The courses will take ten weeks to complete, starting in the second month of each semester. Students will take class once a week. The tuition for electives is RMB 800 per person per subject. )

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