China’s Biggest Training School for Internet Stars Just Opened Its Doors

A school dedicated to training future live-streamers, dubbed the “largest internet star training school in central China,” opened its doors on Tuesday and many people are curious about its curriculum.

The school, located in Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei Province, attracted 60 young streamers who want to polish their craft, according to Shanghaiist.

Instead of books, pen, and pencils, students use their selfie sticks and smartphones as their main tools.

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Many analysts expect to see China’s live-streaming industry to surpass its $14 billion threshold this year. Some internet celebrities or foreign streamers can earn from $20,000 up to $60,000 per month or per post.

However, it is still unclear what exactly these women do at the school. Judging by the photos posted online, it’s safe to say that they are being taught how to take good-looking selfies from different angles.

If this institution is anything like Chongqing Institute of Engineering, then students can certainly expect to learn other marketing skills.

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[We will teach] for example how to ask for gifts, how to create a viral topic, how to manage the fans’ minds,” an unnamed official said, South China Morning Post reported last year. “We want to train the students into both skillful performers and persuasive online marketing and sales persons.”

We will probably hear more about this as many people begin to enter the live-streaming industry, whether to educate people about interracial relationships or just show what it is like to live life with a condition and find love in the process.

Images via Imagine China

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