Asia Theatre Education Centre (ATEC), founded on October 19th, 2005, is an organization approved by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China.
The main objectives of ATEC is to establish an effective network of theatre schools and organizations in Asia and enhance communication on theatre education between different countries and areas in Asia. We aim to promote the development of theatre education, creation and research by providing a communication platform for all the students, teachers and researchers who are devoted to the study and practice of theatre in Asia.
It now has 18 members, including the Central Academy of Drama (China), Nihon University College of Art (Japan), Chung-Ang University (South Korea), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore), National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (China), Shanghai Theatre Academy (China), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (China), National School of Drama (India), Chungwoon University (South Korea), Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema (Vietnam), Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music (Japan), Universidad del Valle (Colombia), Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture (Mongolia), and College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico (USA), LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore), University of Theatre and Cinema Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) (Vietnam), New Era University College (Malaysia),Tama Art University (Japan). Its 4 associate members are National Institute of Dramatic Art (Australia), Uzbekistan State Institute of Arts and Culture (Uzbekistan), Seokyeong University (South Korea), and National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Malaysia),
ATEC publishes collected papers and Yearbook of Asia Theatre Education Exchange annually, which has become a new platform for art institutions with higher education in theatre studies from different countries and regions in Asia. It plays an important role in introducing Asia theatre education to the whole world.