Courses

Acting

Directing Winter Online Course

What is the Stanislavsky system? Is it a grammar for an actor or museum piece? Why does a modern actor need it? Does the system help the actor in his daily work? Do experienced actors need it? The leading actor training teachers of GITIS will answer these questions. Using practical exercises, they will tell you about Stanislavsky system and its basic goals. The modern and classic plays will be reviewed with the help of the active analysis of the play and role.

Winter course, 2 weeks, January 9–20 2023

Postgraduate education

3 years / рostgraduate education

Acting Online

What is the Stanislavsky system? Is it grammar for an actor or museum piece? Why does a modern actor need it? Does the system help the actor in his daily work? Do experienced actors need it? The leading actor training teachers of GITIS will answer these questions. Using practical exercises, they will tell you about the Stanislavsky system and its basic goals. The modern and classic plays will be reviewed with the help of the active analysis of the play and role.

Summer course, 2 weeks , July 25–August 5 2022

Dramatic Theatre and Cinema Actor

Course of study lasts for 4 years. Upon the main course completion students prepare their works for the final presentation, and those who want to continue their education can enter a 2-year Master’s programme.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Directing

Directing Winter Online Course

What is the Stanislavsky system? Is it a grammar for an actor or museum piece? Why does a modern actor need it? Does the system help the actor in his daily work? Do experienced actors need it? The leading actor training teachers of GITIS will answer these questions. Using practical exercises, they will tell you about Stanislavsky system and its basic goals. The modern and classic plays will be reviewed with the help of the active analysis of the play and role.

Online course, 2 weeks, January 9–20 2023

Drama Director

Drama director course include two main stages: acting and directing. For 5 years students gradually master elements of the acting profession, take part in trainings and stage plays of Russian playwrights.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Circus Director

The aim of the course is to teach students to fully interpret the literary works, understand the main areas of circus art, learn to interact with actors, study acting elements and understand the tendencies of the circus tricks performance. After the 5-year course graduates become professional directors.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Director

For 5 years highly skilled professionals teach students on two courses — Classic theatre directing and Musical drama analysis. GITIS graduates — musical theatre directors — are actively working on performances, musical shows, TV programs and movies.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Musical Theatre Actor

Upon completion of the Musical theatre actor course every student in fact gets two types of higher education — in acting and vocal art. Therefore GITIS trains both musical theatre singers and dramatic actors.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Sound Engineering of Cultural and Artistic Performances

During the Sound engineering course students gain all skills needed to provide high quality sound at performances, concerts, discos and other events. After the graduation they can work as sound engineers, producers, teachers at specialized institutes and even research associates.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Ballet-master

Ballet Master Art

GITIS has two departments that prepare choreography professionals — Choreographic and Pedagogic. The course of study at both of them lasts for 4 years. After thesis defence graduates become either choreographers or tutors in the field of theatre, variety or sports choreography.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Ballet Pedagogy

GITIS has two departments that prepare choreography professionals — Choreographic andPedagogic. The course of study at both of them lasts for 4 years. After thesis defence graduates become either choreographers or tutors in the field of theatre, variety or sports choreography.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Variety Theatre

Variety Theatre Director

During the 5-year course students learn to think creatively, to generalize and select scenic events to interpret them afterwards brightly and expressively on the stage with the help of actors.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Variety Theatre Actor

During a 4-year course future actors are educated according to the classic Stanislavsky method. Students learn elements of the acting techniques, work on the character creation and study a number of specialized disciplines. After the course completion graduates are ready to take part in the variety performances, theatre plays and make movies.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Theatre History and Criticism

History and Theory of Theatre and Criticism

There are two fields of study — History of Russian Theatre and History of Foreign Theatre. Course of study lasts for 4 years and after the graduation students become theatre historians, theatre critics, theatre cultural workersand editors.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Producing

Performance Art Producer

During the 5-year course students learn general humanities and specialized disciplines connected to the stage art. Among GITIS teachers are famous scientists and successful producers, as well as theatrical management specialists.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Set Design

Production Design Technology

The Department of Production Design Technology is the graduating department.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Puppet Theatre Director

Since 2017 GITIS has been educating highly skilled specialist for working at puppet theatres and theatre ensembles — people also able to become art school teachers. The course of study lasts for 5 years.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Theatre Designer

GITIS educate designers who create the world where characters live and act on stage. After the 5-year course graduates become scenographers and theatre designers.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Theatre Costume Designer

Theatre costume designer students study general subjects (at least three History courses) as well as specialized disciplines. As a result GITIS graduates are versatile and multi-skilled specialists who can quickly find innovative solutions.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Puppet Theatre Designer

Puppet theatre designers share the same course with directors — it helps to improve the training of both professions. During their 5-year study designers learn main skills of working with the team on the joint artistic conception implementation.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Production Design Technology

The Department of Production Design Technology is the graduating department.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Dramatic Theatre and Cinema Actor

Course of study lasts for 4 years. Upon the main course completion students prepare their works for the final presentation, and those who want to continue their education can enter a 2-year Master’s programme.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Drama Director

Drama director course include two main stages: acting and directing. For 5 years students gradually master elements of the acting profession, take part in trainings and stage plays of Russian playwrights.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Circus Director

The aim of the course is to teach students to fully interpret the literary works, understand the main areas of circus art, learn to interact with actors, study acting elements and understand the tendencies of the circus tricks performance. After the 5-year course graduates become professional directors.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Puppet Theatre Director

Since 2017 GITIS has been educating highly skilled specialist for working at puppet theatres and theatre ensembles — people also able to become art school teachers. The course of study lasts for 5 years.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Musical Theatre Director

For 5 years highly skilled professionals teach students on two courses — Classic theatre directing and Musical drama analysis. GITIS graduates — musical theatre directors — are actively working on performances, musical shows, TV programs and movies.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Musical Theatre Actor

Upon completion of the Musical theatre actor course every student in fact gets two types of higher education — in acting and vocal art. Therefore GITIS trains both musical theatre singers and dramatic actors.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Sound Engineering of Cultural and Artistic Performances

During the Sound engineering course students gain all skills needed to provide high quality sound at performances, concerts, discos and other events. After the graduation they can work as sound engineers, producers, teachers at specialized institutes and even research associates.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Ballet Master Art

GITIS has two departments that prepare choreography professionals — Choreographic and Pedagogic. The course of study at both of them lasts for 4 years. After thesis defence graduates become either choreographers or tutors in the field of theatre, variety or sports choreography.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Ballet Pedagogy

GITIS has two departments that prepare choreography professionals — Choreographic andPedagogic. The course of study at both of them lasts for 4 years. After thesis defence graduates become either choreographers or tutors in the field of theatre, variety or sports choreography.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Variety Theatre Director

During the 5-year course students learn to think creatively, to generalize and select scenic events to interpret them afterwards brightly and expressively on the stage with the help of actors.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Variety Theatre Actor

During a 4-year course future actors are educated according to the classic Stanislavsky method. Students learn elements of the acting techniques, work on the character creation and study a number of specialized disciplines. After the course completion graduates are ready to take part in the variety performances, theatre plays and make movies.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

History and Theory of Theatre and Criticism

There are two fields of study — History of Russian Theatre and History of Foreign Theatre. Course of study lasts for 4 years and after the graduation students become theatre historians, theatre critics, theatre cultural workersand editors.

4 years / full-time bachelor degree

Performance Art Producer

During the 5-year course students learn general humanities and specialized disciplines connected to the stage art. Among GITIS teachers are famous scientists and successful producers, as well as theatrical management specialists.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Theatre Designer

GITIS educate designers who create the world where characters live and act on stage. After the 5-year course graduates become scenographers and theatre designers.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Theatre Costume Designer

Theatre costume designer students study general subjects (at least three History courses) as well as specialized disciplines. As a result GITIS graduates are versatile and multi-skilled specialists who can quickly find innovative solutions.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Puppet Theatre Designer

Puppet theatre designers share the same course with directors — it helps to improve the training of both professions. During their 5-year study designers learn main skills of working with the team on the joint artistic conception implementation.

5 years / full-time bachelor degree

Postgraduate education

3 years / рostgraduate education

Acting Online

What is the Stanislavsky system? Is it grammar for an actor or museum piece? Why does a modern actor need it? Does the system help the actor in his daily work? Do experienced actors need it? The leading actor training teachers of GITIS will answer these questions. Using practical exercises, they will tell you about the Stanislavsky system and its basic goals. The modern and classic plays will be reviewed with the help of the active analysis of the play and role.

Summer course, 2 weeks , July 25–August 5 2022

Directing Winter Online Course

What is the Stanislavsky system? Is it a grammar for an actor or museum piece? Why does a modern actor need it? Does the system help the actor in his daily work? Do experienced actors need it? The leading actor training teachers of GITIS will answer these questions. Using practical exercises, they will tell you about Stanislavsky system and its basic goals. The modern and classic plays will be reviewed with the help of the active analysis of the play and role.

Winter course, 2 weeks, January 9–20 2023

Directing Winter Online Course

What is the Stanislavsky system? Is it a grammar for an actor or museum piece? Why does a modern actor need it? Does the system help the actor in his daily work? Do experienced actors need it? The leading actor training teachers of GITIS will answer these questions. Using practical exercises, they will tell you about Stanislavsky system and its basic goals. The modern and classic plays will be reviewed with the help of the active analysis of the play and role.

Online course, 2 weeks, January 9–20 2023

Theatre Designer

5 years
course duration
₽ 711 000 per year
price
specialist program
academics

Course overview

Students study the following professional disciplines:

  • Composition basics;
  • Academic drawing;
  • Academic painting;
  • Performance backdrop technology;
  • Stage structure and equipment;
  • Computer graphics;
  • Theatre buildings and equipment;
  • Stage design composition;
  • Perspective basics;
  • Stage costume composition and creation technology;
  • Designer’s work with director, etc.

During the 5-year Theatre designer course students learn the history of theatre and stage design, stage organization and equipment and get to know the latest novelties in the field of stage performance. Apart from that they study drawing and painting, descriptive geometry and history of architecture and costume. Future specialists have practical trainings in theatres where during their final years they work with directors as designers, choose music, create costumes and work with stage lightning.

Theory

During the course students study the following liberal arts disciplines: history, history of Russian and foreign theatre, history of Russian and foreign literature, history of the cinema, music, philosophy, aesthetics, history of the theatre decorative art, art history, and many others.

Practice

Students can do practical training at the major Moscow theatres.

Language

Foreign students study Russian language for 5 years, therefore getting a good knowledge of the Russian language as a bonus.

Diploma

Graduates receive state diploma valid throughout the world.

Entrance exam

Foreign citizens take only special disciplines.

  1. Academic drawing and painting (professional practical examination)

    The drawing shows the applicants’ ability to arrange an image on a sheet, take exact proportions, build human’s figure preserving the distinctive proportions of the model, make the image complete on the final stage. Painting — the still-life in a free technique (watercolor, tempera, gouache, oil). It is necessary to compose a still-life painting in space, show the main coloring and color correlations in the composition.

  2. Composition (creative practical examination)

    Composition implies the applicant’s ability to define the main idea of the dramatic work (list of plays is offered in advance) and ability to reflect this idea in the characters on paper with any means (watercolor, tempera, gouache, pencil, application) and implement it in volume on the mannequin. This can be one general sketch or scene-by-scene storyboard. The main attention is paid to the sketch’s compositional arrangement.

  3. Colloquium (oral)

    Colloquium is aimed to unveil the professional abilities of the applicants. At the interlocution the ability for creative thinking and the erudition are checked, it’s a free conversation on the broad range of theatre issues and culture in general.

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