Beijing Opera Arts College is a full-time regular college approved by the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, registered in the Ministry of Education, and the unique public art vocational college that established in Beijing.The college's predecessor was Beijing private arts training opera school founded in 1952, taken over in 1953 by Government of Beijing Municipality, renamed Beijing Opera Arts School. Famous performing artists Hao Shouchen, Ma Lianliang and Sun Yumin had been the principal．In December 2002, the College was established and formally organized full-time high vocational education, in 2006 annexed with Beijing Institute of Arts which has enriched the college's teaching and scientific research.
In recent 60 years, hard work of several generations of artists has laid a good foundation for the development of academic art education. The school has developed from a single opera profession to a number of professions such as peking opera, local drama,music, dance, art design, perform art, etc. also it has developed from a single drama school to a comprehensive arts college. It has trained nearly 6,000 arts professionals.Twenty of them have won the national drama prize,“Plum Blossom Award”.
The College has the most excellent, experienced, and trusted instructors team in Beijing. The instructors team is combined by young and experienced teachers who is called “teacher and actor”. So far we have 195 instructors in this school. It consist of 50 Associate Professor or Professor expert teachers, 4 famous instructors of Beijing and 17 young senior instructors, a professional leaders in Beijing. Meanwhile, the president of the school always open job for artists, actors and scholars who have had special cultural abilities teaching in school as well.
The College insists on taking service as the purpose and taking employment as the guidance. With distinctive education feature and outstanding teaching achievement, out institute has been known as the cradle to cultivate artistic talents. In recent years, the college has been awarded“model of the capital civilization Unit”and“Beijing advanced occupation unit of education”.In January 2008, the college was selected to be the excellent one in the Advanced training colleges talents cultivation assessment” by Beijing Education Committee. In the December of 2011, the college was identified as “Beijing exemplary advanced training college” by Beijing Education Committee.