Students study the following professional disciplines:
- Directing and acting art;
- Stage speech;
- Stage movement;
- Stage fight;
- Vocal ensemble;
- Solo singing;
- Make up;
- Drama theory;
- Musical theatre staging work;
- History of directing;
- History of costume;
- Musical drama analysis etc.
Music theatre director course lasts for 5 years. During this time students gain knowledge and skills in the field of classic theatre directing, simultaneously learning the music drama analysis. After the graduation they work in music theatres, opera and operetta theatres, in movie industry and on television, as well as manage large music projects.
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 the 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 educationat 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.