Shanghai Theater Academy’s Surging Popularity

Students across Shanghai have caught the drama bug, as 34,827 of them have applied for the entrance examination of the Shanghai Theater Academy as of yesterday. This represents a 12.6 percent increase over last year.



They each face steep odds, as there are only a total of 484 spots available, and the challenges laid out before them are great. Not only do they have to earn good marks on the national college entrance examination, they have to undergo additional testing by the Academy.





Editor: Zoey