School of Arts

  • Welcome to the Confucius Institute
    at Oxford Brookes University

    We offer the chance to learn about China and its varied culture.

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  • Culture Classes

    With the rapid growth of interest in Chinese culture, we are pleased to offer Oxford Brookes affiliates and members of our local community the chance to learn about China and its varied culture. From lessons with a master calligrapher to lessons on China’s changing culture and everything in between

    Courses are 1.5-2 hours per week, for 8-10 weeks.

    For any course queries please contact

  • Calligraphy


    per term

    This 8-week course is designed for beginners and intermediate level participants who are interested in exploring the ancient, energised and meditative art. The tutor will guide participants write standard script (Kai shu) with examples of the Tang dynasty master Liu Gongquan and Yan Zhenqing’s calligraphy; participants will learn fundamental principles and techniques of writing Chinese calligraphy. Both beginners and intermediate levels are welcomed in the class

    • 8-week course
    • All materials are provided
    • Wednesdays, Autumn 2019

    Chinese Dance


    per term

    This 10-week course will focus on learning and analysing movements in the Chinese social context, and learning a variety of folk music dances. You will be introduced to many traditional dances found in China including Mongolian, Miao, Yi, Dai, as well as the styles passed down from China’s Han ethnic majority, such as the Yang ge and the Huadeng xi
    Students should be prepared each session with trainers or dance shoes and comfortable clothing.

    • 10-week course
    • Fees includes materials used during class
    • Tuesdays, 30 April- 2 July, 1800-1930 
  • Our refund policy is:

    • Applications for a refund must be made in writing or via email to
    • Full refunds will only be made if they are received by the Confucius Institute 5 working days before the start date of the course.
    • The first class of each course can be attended for free so students are able to ascertain their learning level but only if this has been discussed with the Administrative Officer. Payment must then be made before the second class. Culture courses are not eligible for trial sessions.
    • Once payment has been made and the course has started, refunds will only be given for extenuating medical or personal circumstances. Requested refunds of this nature must be accompanied by evidence and will be approved on a case by case basis.
    • We encourage each student to consider the time commitment needed for each course and ensure they feel able to attend the majority of lessons.