Hunan Vocational College of the Arts ，including Hunan Secondary School of the Arts，is located in the scenic Yuelu Mountain. As the only state-run art college, our school is approved by the People's Government of Hunan Province, and under the management of the provincial Department of Culture.
Founded in 1951, The Hunan Vocational College of the Arts has over 60 years education history, now has established six professional department, namely, drama, music, dance, film, fine arts, social and cultural, our school have arts training department and artistic practice department, there are twenty more professions, namely, opera performances, musical performances, dance performances, film shows, television program production, computer music production, stage artistic design, character image design, environmental art design, product design, advertising design and production, broadcasting, editor, film and television animation, tour guides, hotel management. Teaching both two or three-year specialized college students who graduated from high school, five-year junior college students who graduated from junior high school, and technical secondary school students, as well as adult education undergraduates, etc. We have 3320 full-time students, of which 1548 were junior college students. Currently, our teachers’ team is very strong, it has 207 professional staff, and among them 88 have a senior title.Besides,we often hired a large number of artists who come from seven performing arts groups and the Art Institute which affiliated to the Culture Department of Hunan.
During past 60 years, The educational philosophy here is distinguished by "concentrate stage, cultivate talent; relying culture，facing market", more than 20,000 students have graduated from here, their solid professional skills, high comprehensive quality, good professional flexibility are highly praised by society and employers. The first employment rate is above 96%. These graduates are active in various famous fields; some leaders won the "Plum Blossom Prize" or "Wenhua Award"; some have become famous singers and movie stars; some host well-known shows in central or local television; some go abroad and win great honors; others to enter the cultural industry, and become a cultural giant. Known as the cradle of artists and superstars, many famous artists are graduated from our college ,such as Zhang Ye, Qu Ying, Huang Zhuo, Gan Ping, Wu Jun, Ceng Yuan, Danchen Yan, Shu Gao, Lei Jia, Linda Wong , Zhao Liang, Xiao Qing, etc.
Hunan Vocational College of the Arts have close associate with domestic and overseas arts colleges, it has becoming a backup base of Central Academy of Drama, Beijing Film Academy, Communication University of China, Beijing Dance Academy, etc. Since 2003, we has established the Art Grading Center, hosting grade examination of vocal and instrumental music of China Conservatory and China Opera, also the national or provincial dance, calligraphy testing. With the continuous expansion of China's opening up, our college tends to go abroad, communicate with foreign art schools or private organizations to carry out extensive cultural exchange activities; we welcome the visit and cultural exchanges of other foreign counterparts.