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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.

How a foreigner can apply to GITIS

May 26, 2022

GITIS admission procedure for foreign applicants (2022)

Information for foreign applicants entering under the quotas of the Government of the Russian Federation allocated to foreign countries and out-of-budget for applicants from outside the Russian Federation.

For international applicants unable to attend in-person auditions due to the global pandemic, GITIS is holding online auditions from May 20 to June 20 2022 for the following majors: “Acting,” “Theater Directing,” and “Choreography.”

It is necessary to send a video with a short self-introduction and your program (no more than 10 minutes) to these emails: international@gitis.net or prospectivestudent@gitis.net. The letter should include your full name, country, faculty, specialty and planned form of training (extrabudgetary or quota).

The program must include:

For Actors: 1 poem, 1 fable, excerpt of prose;

Musical Theatre Actors: 1 aria from an opera, musical, or operetta; folk song, romance, poem, and fable;

Drama Directors: acting program, written defense of an idea for a dramatic work, accompanied by illustrations (drawings, layout, etc.

Directors of musical theater and stage: actor’s program, written defense of the idea of a musical work (opera, operetta, musical), accompanied by illustrations (drawings, model, etc.);

Choreographers: dance (classical & modern), dance performance;

Ballet teachers: dance (classical & modern), composition.

Foreign applicants who enter by quota and on extra-budgetary take only the creative examinations.

Please see all the details on the official GITIS website.

Information for foreign applicants applying for budget places and taking off-line examinations.

1. Deadlines for taking exams and submitting documents correspond to the dates set for Russian citizens.

2. Exams are organised in Russian language.

Information for all foreign applicants

1. Documents for the Faculty of Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, Variety and Scenography at GITIS are submitted after successful completion of the preliminary in-person auditions and in-person/online work reviews.

2. APPLICATION is carried out through the online system (via applicant’s personal account on the GITIS website / the link will be active later). Please use following browsers: Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Please send copies of the documents to the International Department of GITIS at international@gitis.net

3. List of documents:

  • application in the established form;
  • consent to process personal data;
  • identity card or a passport (translated into Russian language and certified by a notary);
  • School diploma and / or Bachelor’s degree, translated into Russian and certified by apostille;
  • consent for enrollment (can be submitted immediately or within the deadlines established by the admission);
  • 6 photos 3×4 cm in size;
  • medical certificate.

4. CIS citizens pass all exams required for the chosen specialty.

  • All students accepted to Bachelor’s and Master’s programs are offered a place in the dormitory located on the address — Trifonovskaya St. 45b, Moscow.
  • Please note that during the entry examinations GITIS is not providing dormitory.

More information can be found on the official GITIS website.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:

international@gitis.net; prospectivestudent@gitis.net

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