Teaching at an art school is a collaborative and inspiring journey where we nurture and guide the next generation in art, design and media. Within any medium, we strive to provide our students with a strong foundation while fostering their self-expression.

We feel privileged to share our knowledge, experiences, and love for the arts while learning and growing with our students.


BACA’s educational philosophy is based on encouraging our students to develop their distinct personal identity with a strong creative edge. We are proud of our specialised teaching experts offering a solid academic teaching background as well as hands-on experience as artists, fashion managers, designers or gallerists. We strive to stay a leader within the art education sector in China as we continuously revise and perfect BACA’s curriculum, special projects, and art excursions.

We foster a self-directed practice and apply an independent as well as skill-based learning approach by motivating out students to stay curious, dare to experiment and proactively look for various approaches to their problem-solving. Every year our unique teaching approach enables our students to receive an offer from their desired university in the UK, USA or Australia. We feel privileged to support young students during their first steps to becoming independent, confident, and self-aware artists and creatives.

Why you
should apply

The Beijing Academy of Creative Arts (BACA) has developed a reputation, both locally and internationally, as an art, design and media school where students are holistically educated. Spending up to three years at our institution, the young aspiring artists are prepared to attend the UK’s most prestigious art and design universities.

BACA provides an exciting and vibrant work environment for experienced, positive and dedicated staff with a passion for teaching and a high-level of commitment to help students grow to become creatively directional as well as confident communicators.

At BACA, we cherish constantly innovating and evolving teaching methodologies to ensure our relevance within fast-past creative industries. We strive to actively nurturing each and every student to reach their unique creative potential and our students are passionate, inspiring and willing to push their limits. We invest in our staff with a competitive salary package, full visa support, generous holidays and an international health insurance. We love our state-of-the-art and purpose-built teaching sites at three locations in Beijing.

During the summer holidays, we encourage as well as financially support our teachers working on their own projects to evolve as practicing artists and designers. Our facilities can be used for this purpose as well.

Working at BACA is culturally stimulating! Our teachers come from a diverse European background. A ratio of 15 students maximum per teacher ensures quality over quantity.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement.

BACA is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession.

What our teachers say

At the end of their time at BACA, the students are looking back on an incredible journey. I love seeing them progress and gain confidence as artists and designers.

Kerry Challis Thomas

Fine art and illustration teacher

Teaching at BACA is an opportunity to work alongside international colleagues as teachers and creative practitioners. The students make amazing progress at BACA, and it’s a privilege to be a part of their creative journey towards higher education in a fascinating city such as Beijing.

Janine Grosche

Fashion design teacher

At Baca you will

  • Motivate students to build up their academic skillset as well as encourage high behavioral standards in preparation for university
  • Enjoy collaborating with a talented team of experienced professionals
  • Develop challenging projects based on classroom observations, assessments of individual students and the standards of the UAL
  • Create well-organized documentation of students’ accomplishments through notes and end-of-year assessments
  • Help students to find their creative voice, build their confidence and council on suited undergraduate courses in the UK.

The ideal candidate has

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree
  • An internationally recognised teaching qualification
  • Minimum 2 years working experience
  • We request a criminal record clearance and successful background checks. Applicants should submit relevant documents from your country of origin.
  • A passion for creating, designing and practicing art
  • A desire to share the rich tapestry of art, design and media as well as explore wider issues impacting these fields
  • Genuine warmth and love for guiding teenagers
  • Ability and interest in working as a team to deliver a robust, high-quality educational programme
  • Benevolent outlook towards solving problems and advocating for our educational philisophy

BACA welcomes speculative CVs at any time from suitably qualified and experienced creatives who would like to be considered for future work within our teaching team. We sparked you interest? Please send your CV and cover letter to admin@baca.org.cn.