BEIJING, May 5 /PRNewswire/ --

The prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts is now accepting enrollment for its first-ever International Foundation Course, a highly anticipated pre-bachelor's degree program developed in conjunction with China's Ministry of Education.

CAFA is the leading institution for modern art education in China and is the only art academy of higher learning directly under the Ministry of Education. The China Education Center ( ) is officially authorized by CAFA to handle foreign students' applications to its International Foundation Course.

CAFA has a rich history that spans 91 years. Renowned Chinese artists have led the academy over the years, including Xu Beihong, Jiang Feng, Wu Zuoren, Gu Yuan and Jin Shangyi. Professor Pan Gonqkai, a well-known artist and art historian, is now CAFA's president and Professor Jin Shangyi is director of the Academic Board.

CAFA includes seven schools and colleges: the School of Fine Art, the School of Chinese Painting, the School of Design, the School of Architecture, the School of Humanities, the College of City Design, the School of Continuing Education and the Affiliated High School of Fine Art. CAFA provides first-rate libraries and studios for students and teachers. The academy also publishes two Chinese periodicals of Academic Classification A, Art Research and World Art.

CAFA is accepting enrollment applications through Aug. 31. The program begins on Sept. 7. Curriculum content will include adumbration, sketch, color, design, specialty Chinese courses and more. On-campus and off-campus housing is available. The course fee is RMB 60,000 per year.

About the China Education Center (CEC)

The CEC was established in 2001, one of the earliest websites for studying abroad in China. It offers educational consulting services to assist foreign students applying to university and high school programs in China. Since 2001, the CEC has assisted students from more than 50 countries obtain entrance into many reputable Chinese universities.

The CEC works closely with universities and high schools in China. Its projects include the high school international department (guardian services), college preparation course, the English-taught MBBS program, the English-taught business program and the joint-degree program.

Contact: Mr. Eddy Lee Tel: +852-2622-3887 Email: Website:

Mr. Eddy Lee of China Education Center, +852-2622-3887,