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GITIS auditions in Kazakhstan

January 23, 2024

GITIS launches auditions in the Republic of Kazakhstan the upcoming spring as our school deepens ties with the country.

14 performances will be shown at the III International Student Festival of graduation performances “GITIS fest”

November 21, 2023

The festival will showcase 14 performances from various theater schools and theaters in cities such as Belgorod, Belgrade (Serbia), Vladivostok, Zarechny, Kazan, Moscow, New Delhi (India), St. Petersburg, Shanghai (China), and Yaroslavl. The festival aims to serve as a platform for dialogue and collaboration between major Russian and international theater schools.

The Russian Theater School has started in Kazakhstan

September 19, 2023

Representatives from 11 countries gathered on the shores of Lake Zerenda to immerse themselves in a ten-day training program under the guidance of the best instructors from the GITIS and leading creative universities in Kazakhstan

Stanislavsky and musical theatre

April 25, 2023

International conference dedicated to the 160th anniversary of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s birth as part of the strategic academic leadership program “Priority-2030”


March 12, 2020

All the international festivals at GITIS are postponed

Stanislavsky’s Method Lives On

April 22, 2019

The Moscow Times visited GITIS and The Boris Shchukin Theater Institute to learn more about the method of the world-renowned director.

Check out our new booklet!

December 19, 2018

GITIS presents its new English booklet that contains all necessary information about institute, its traditions and unique study programs.

GITIS joined Forbes Universities ranking

June 29, 2018

Forbes magazine compiled the first ranking of Russian universities in order to assess the quality of Russian education and to find out which universities graduate young people with entrepreneurial streak, and even those who can later join the Forbes list or become a part of the Russian political elite.

GITIS International Students Give Interview

January 23, 2018

Russian Information Agency — RIA Novosti — took an interview from GITIS international students: Alya Hanin (Slovenia), Georgios Kutlis (Greece), and Daniela Petkovich (Serbia).

GITIS Alumnus Hits Oscar Short-List

December 20, 2017

“Loveless” — the film directed by GITIS alumnus Andrey Zvyagintsev — got short-listed for Oscar Best Foreign Language Film nomination.

GITIS Graduate Debut at La Scala

November 15, 2017

On November 12, Ruzil Gatin — a GITIS graduate — made his first appearance on La Scala stage in Milan (Ruzil graduated from GITIS Variety Department, prof. Borisov class).

Russian King Lear in Beijing

November 2, 2017

On October 25 GITIS students from Kamenkovich and Krimov directing class played King Lear at the WTEA 2017 International Theatre Festival in Beijing.

Beware of fake certificates!

October 30, 2017

Russian Institute of Theater Arts — GITIS is a well-recognized brand, so no wonder that some dishonest people are trying to exploit it. Here is an example of a fake GITIS certificate signed by a fake professor.

GITIS students visit Estonian Academy

October 10, 2017

Second-year students of Leonid Heifetz Directing class went to Tallinn as a second phase of student exchange program between GITIS and Estonian Academy of Music and Theater.

Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) and Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM) invite GITIS students to online course «The Belt and Road Art Talent Training Program»

April 18, 2021

Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) and Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM) invite GITIS students apply to the online course “The Belt and Road Art Talent Training Program”.

As the most famous historical route in the world which connects the East and the West, the Silk Road has presented itself as the most colorful cultural corridor. The glory of the Silk Road in the past should be the starting point where the cultures of different countries meet and continue growing. In order to better enhance cultural exchanges with the countries along the Silk Road and strengthen the training of talents, Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM) and Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA), under the policy support of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, will jointly organize the Belt and Road Art Talent Training Program online 2021 on the basis of their respective characteristics and discipline advantages to achieve the grand goal of creating a brilliant future through education.

I. Theme

The Belt and Road Art Talent Training Program 2021 will enable students from countries along the land and maritime Silk Road to learn Chinese art and culture in a multi-dimensional, multi-angle and multi-faceted manner through the study of both traditional Chinese folk music and traditional Chinese opera. The STA will focus on exploring opera art aesthetics, the relationship between music and performance, as well as the interweaving connection between Chinese tradition and the culture of the countries along the Belt and Road in terms of the artistic performance in opera art. The SHCM will invite prestigious educators, performing artists and young teachers to deliver a comprehensive programme for international students to learn appreciate and experience the most typical traditional Chinese and foreign musical instruments along the Silk Road.

II. Schedule

The programme will last three weeks from Jun. 15, 2021 to Jul. 4, 2021.

III. Activities

1. The course provided by STA contains repertoire appreciation, lectures by famous artists, basic acting skills, short excerpt learning, and documentary videos to help the students understand the history, status quo and the prospect of traditional Chinese opera and its training system, as well as the stories of the practitioners ‘ striving and success. These units present the traditional Chinese opera & its culture in the form of live broadcast and video learning. It provides high-quality documentary videos/lectures and the interactive online communication with the prominent professors and performers at the same time. In addition to the group class, students can also book individual online tutoring for more personalized needs. After the students complete all the units online, the Shanghai Theatre Academy will assess the students through performance presentations, written tests, and oral presentations.

2. The SHCM: lecture series, workshop, roundtable discussion and seminar. Professors from the Folk Music Department of the SHCM will run a workshop on the performance techniques and creative concepts of Chinese folk music, while those from the Folk Music Department and Musicology Department will deliver a lecture series. Besides, a concert of folk music along the land and maritime Silk Road will be held to display students’ achievements.

IV. Enrollment Quota

A total of 30 applicants will be enrolled as scholarship students. The SHCM will enroll 15 music students enrolled by SHCM and 15 opera students enrolled by STA will study together. The scholarship will cover the students’ application fee, tuition, and textbooks. This program is, in principle, open to foreign students outside China between the age of 16 and 30. Please refer to the following website for nationality limitations. The organizing committee will assess the application materials and select scholarship winners accordingly. The list of selected participants will be announced on the official website of the SHCM and that of the STA.

V. STA Application Requirements on Opera Students

1. Application Deadline: May 15th, 2021

2. Online Application: http://isoadmission.sta.edu.cn/ Download Users Guide at http://iso.sta.edu.cn/30/list.htm Materials required to upload as attachments include:

1) Passport scan

2) Photos (One full front headshot and one ordinary life photo)

3) University degree or enrollment certificate

4) CV and other materials related to the application

5) Recommendation letters are preferred but NOT demanding

3. Related costs

Scholarship students will be exempted from the application fee, tuition and textbooks.

VI. Contact Information

Shanghai Theatre Academy Contact person: Shirley Zou E-mail: sta_international@163.com

Tel: 0086-21-62498896

Address: Room 208, Zhongyi Building (2), No. 630 Huashan Road, Shanghai 200040, P.R. China

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