Faculties, departments and certification

There are 8 faculties at the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS). At each faculty there are department(s) corresponding to the specialisation of students' training. Besides, there are 9 inter-faculty departments to provide students with all-round education in the theatrical arts and the humanities.

Upon a completion of the full-time GRADUATE COURSE at a chosen faculty the student receives a diploma of the higher education at the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) .

FACULTY OF ACTING

DEPARTMENT OF ACTING,
Head of the Department – Professor Vladimir Andreev.
Qualification awarded: "actor of the dramatic theatre and cinema" (term of study 4 years; enrollment: regular, extension (correspondence) courses).

Dean of the Faculty – Vladislav Dolgorukov
Dean's Office, phone +7(495)690-31-53

The faculty of acting is a core faculty of the Russian University of Theatre Arts - GITIS. Since it was first founded GITIS has been training actors. It has always united those enchanted by the magic world of theatre and taught them to be real professionals on stage. Young people aspiring to become actors have learned the difficulties of the profession under the guidance of the best teachers. And it is still true today.

The faculty of acting prepares stage and screen actors. Students study in workshops of the distinguished masters and steadily master the art of acting. As a result they graduate fully prepared for a career in theatre, film, radio or television.

All the courses at GITIS are given in Russian. Therefore it is advisable for applicants who do not have a good command of Russian to enroll on the intensive preparatory language courses prior to taking entrance exams. GITIS offers such courses to prospective applicants. Course duration is determined by the specific needs of a student. Learning Russian at GITIS is a rare opportunity to open a whole new world of the Russian culture: the treasures of its great literature, music, theatre etc.

FACULTY OF DIRECTING

DEPARTMENT OF DIRECTING OF THE DRAMATIC THEATRE,
Head of Department – Professor Sergey Zhenovatch
Qualifications awarded:
"actor of the dramatic theatre and cinema" (term of study 4 years; enrollment: regular);
"director of the dramatic theatre" (term of study 5 years; enrollment: regular, extension (correspondence) courses).

DEPARTMENT OF DIRECTING OF CIRCUS,
Head of the Department – Professor Maximilian Nemtchinsky
Qualification awarded: 
"director of circus" (term of study 5 years; enrollment: regular, extension (correspondence) courses).

Dean of the Faculty – Vladimir Baicher
Dean's Office, phone +7(495)690-52-15

FACULTY OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE

DEPARTMENT OF DIRECTING AND ACTING OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE
Head of the Department – Professor Dmitry Bertman
Qualifications awarded:
"actor of the musical theatre" (term of study 5 years; enrollment: regular)
"director of the musical theatre" (term of study 5 years; enrollment: regular)

Dean of the Faculty – Timofey Sopolev
Dean's office, phone +7(495)915-34-66

FACULTY OF THEATRE HISTORY AND CRITICISM

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF THE WORLD THEATRE
Head of Department – Professor Alexey Bartoshevitch
Qualification awarded:
"theatre historian and critic" (term of study 5 years, enrollment: regular, extention (correspondence) courses).

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN THEATRE 
Head of Department – Professor Boris Lubimov
Qualification awarded:
"theatre historian and critic" (term of study 5 years, enrollment: regular, extention (correspondence) courses).

Dean of the Faculty – Natalia Pivovarova 
Dean's office, phone +7(495)690-51-78

BALLET-MASTER FACULTY

DEPARTMENT OF CHOREOGRAPHY
Head of Department – Professor Eugeny Valukin
Qualifications awarded:
"director choreographer" (term of study 5 years, enrollment: regular, extention (correspondence) courses);
"teacher choreographer" (term of study 4 and a half years, enrollment: regular, extention (correspondence) courses).

Dean of the Faculty – Andrey Kruzhalov
Dean's office, phone +7(495)623-65-04

FACULTY OF VARIETY THEATRE

DEPARTMENT OF VARIETY ARTS
Head of the Department – Mikhail Borisov
Qualifications awarded:
"actor of variety theatre" (term of study 5 years, enrollment: regular, extention (correspondence) courses);
"director of variety theatre" (term of study 5 years, enrollment: regular, extention (correspondence) courses).

Dean of the Faculty – Anna Odinokova
Dean's office, phone +7(495)915-74-17

FACULTY OF THEATRE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCING

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT OF PERFORMING ARTS
Head of Department – Professor Iury Orlov
Qualification awarded:
"theatre manager, producer" (term of study 5 years, enrollment: regular, extention (correspondence) courses)

Dean of the Faculty – Elena Ptitsyna 
Dean's office, phone +7(495)690-57-08

FACULTY OF SET DESIGN

DEPARTMENT OF SET DESIGN
Head of Department – Professor Stanislav Morozov
Qualification awarded:
"set designer" (term of study 5 years, enrollment: regular, extention (correspondence) courses).

Dean of the Faculty – Oksana Akelieva 
Dean's office, phone +7(495)915-31-73.

 INTER-FACULTY DEPARTMENTS

DEPARTMENT OF VOICE AND SPEECH TRAINING
Head of the Department – Professor Irina Promptova

DEPARTMENT OF VOCAL TRAINING
Head of the Department – Professor Tamara Sinyavskaya

DEPARTMENT OF CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHY AND STAGE DANCE
Head of the Department – Professor Alla Sigalova

DEPARTMENT OF MOVEMENT TRAINING
Head of the Department – Professor Nikolay Karpov

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ARTS
Head of the Department – Dr Elena Korotkevitch

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND THEORY OF MUSIC, AND MUSCAL PERFORMANCE ARTS
Head of the Department – Professor Rimma Kosatchova

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE 
Head of the Department – Professor Andrey Yastrebov

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Head of the Department – Olga Starostova

DEPARTMENT OF RUSSIAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Head of the Department – Natalia Plusnina