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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.

GITIS turned 140 Years this week!

October 26, 2018

GITIS turned 140 Years this week!

GITIS is celebrating its 140th birthday this week! Its history began on October 22nd 1878 when Russian pianist and conductor Petr Shostakovsky opened the Music and Drama School in Moscow. Its present name known throughout the world GITIS got in 1922.

Today GITIS is a professional educational institution training in every discipline of the art form: acting, design, directing, musical theatre, ballet-master, variety theatre, history and criticism, theatre management and production. During the 140 years representatives of different schools have been teaching in the institute. Here are the extracts of the interviews our professors gave to different media outlets this week.

“When I applied for GITIS I had a big dream to become teacher, professor at GITIS. Though I pronounced ‘professor’ incorrectly then. I was sure that teaching in this university would mean happiness”, says GITIS graduate and professor, Doctor of Art studies, former Minister of culture Mikhail Shidkoy.

“GITIS professors have made institute history and glory”, adds Doctor of Art Studies, Chairman of the Shakespeare Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences, GITIS professor Alexey Bartoshevich.

“The most important thing is a conversation. A conversation with students might look like an ephemeral work, but it the one that stays with all of us”, empasizes class master at the Theatre history faculty, Doctor of Art Studies Vidas Silunas.

“Our great, wonderful teachers gave us a lot. They taught us all the good things we know, but bad things too”, remarks GITIS principal, a graduate of Theatre art and criticism faculty Grigory Zaslavsky.

The institute has received a lot of congratulations and nice letters from its famous graduates this week. We are thankful to all of them!

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