There were over 100,000 applicants in the famous Beijing Film Academy when only 500 to 600 accepted each year. Because of the overwhelming response year after year the number of student intake had actually been increased for the year 2015 but it is still far from sufficient.
The queues are long or rather it was packed and crowded in the performing arts enrollment in Shanghai and Beijing. The scene is replicated in other large cities in China. Clearly, the dream of becoming a star has generated this heat and craze. Even cities outside mainland China, such as those in Hong Kong and Singapore are trying to cash in on this.