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Acting

Acting Summer 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, July 25–August 5 2022

Acting art

Winter course, 60 hours / 2 weeks, February 2022

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

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

Academy of Russian Opera with GITIS

The new online course of GITIS “Academy of Russian Opera” focuses on working with singers currently studying at conservatoires as well as those at the beginning of their professional careers. Course participants will work under the guidance of leading GITIS professors, directors and famous singers from the Russian opera school. One of the unique and practical aspects of this programme is that each participant will receive a phonetic table for arias with audio accompaniment, a translation of each aria, as well as a re-recorded piano accompaniment for self-study.

Online course, 5 days, Monday to Friday, July 2022

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

Acting art

Winter course, 60 hours / 2 weeks, February 2022

Academy of Russian Opera with GITIS

The new online course of GITIS “Academy of Russian Opera” focuses on working with singers currently studying at conservatoires as well as those at the beginning of their professional careers. Course participants will work under the guidance of leading GITIS professors, directors and famous singers from the Russian opera school. One of the unique and practical aspects of this programme is that each participant will receive a phonetic table for arias with audio accompaniment, a translation of each aria, as well as a re-recorded piano accompaniment for self-study.

Online course, 5 days, Monday to Friday, July 2022

Acting Summer 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, July 25–August 5 2022

History and Theory of Theatre and Criticism

4 years
course duration
₽ 711 000 per year
price
bachelor degree course
academics

Course overview

GITIS provides two fields of study — History of Russian Theatre and History of Foreign Theatre. Professors in charge of the learning process have PhD degrees in Art Sciences. Students take part in theatre festivals in Russia and abroad, discuss performances with directors and actors and therefore receive an excellent liberal arts education. Upon completion of the 4-year Bachelor’s programme, students can continue their education on the 2-year Master’s programme. Graduates become specialists in theatre history and theory, theatre critics, editors on TV and radio, as well as in magazines and newspapers.

Theory

Students obtain a full course of liberal arts education, including such disciplines as history, history of Russian and foreign theatre, history of Russian and foreign literature, history of the cinema, music, philosophy, pedagogics and psychology, history of critics, drama theory and many others.

Practice

During their course of study they also participate in theatrical seminars, conferences on the problems of traditional and modern theatre, write reviews and do practical training in the major Moscow theatres and mass media.

Language

As long as it’s a theoretical faculty and students need to write and communicate in Russian, they also obtain a good knowledge of the Russian language as a bonus.

Diploma

After students write their graduation thesis, they get the state diploma.

Entrance exam

Foreign citizens take only special disciplines.

Colloquium (oral). Theatre Studies applicants should show the knowledge of the Russian and foreign theatre history, have a good sense of the main issues of the current theatrical process, contemporary art and culture. It’s necessary to demonstrate the knowledge of theatrical periodical publications, the works of the greatest playwrights, directors, actors, Russian and foreign theatre critics. Apart from that the candidates should show the knowledge of the theatre life of their native country, be able to skilfully tell about the watched performances, films and art exhibitions.

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