Students study the following professional disciplines:
- Stage speech;
- Stage movement;
- Stage fight;
- Vocal ensemble;
- Solo singing;
- Make up;
- Drama theory;
- Drama theatre staging work;
- History of directing;
- History of costume;
- History of theatre decorative art etc.
Acting course gives students an opportunity to master the main elements of acting profession, including attention, stage act, acting aim, communication, perception, imagination, fantasy, tempo and rhythm. Future professionals participate in trainings, perform various exercises to develop professional skills. During the course students stage scenes from Russian plays, afterwards being analysed by their teachers.
Apart from that, students obtain a full cycle of liberal arts education: history, history of Russian and foreign theatre, history of Russian and foreign literature, history of cinema, music, philosophy, history of fine art and many others.
Starting from the 2nd year directors can stage performances together with acting students, participate in various international festivals, competitions, shows.
Foreign students study Russian language for 5 years, therefore getting a good knowledge of the Russian language as a bonus.
After the graduation they get state diploma, valid throughout the world.
Special feature of GITIS education at Theatre Directing is that actors and directors study together for 4 years, and during the 5th year directors stage graduation performances in Russian theatres and abroad.