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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

June 22, 2020

Admission of foreign students to Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (Academic Year 2020-2021)

Admission process for the Bachelor, Master and Specialist programs end on August 4th2020.

The application of the documents for the following faculties (Acting, Directing, Musical Theater and Variety Theater) is possible only after the successful result of the auditions.

The application is made via personal account of the student/applicant (“Apply here”) in the GITIS’ website. Please use Google Сhrоmе or Mozilla Firefox for this procedure. We kindly ask you to send the copy of the documents to the mail of International Department of GITIS (international@gitis.net).

Documents for the application:

(1) Application form

(2) Agreement to use personal data

(3) Scan of the passport (translated in Russian language and verified by notary)

(4) High School Diploma or Bachelor degree (translated in Russian language and verified by notary)

(5) Agreement for the enrolment

(6) 6 photos (3×4 size)

(7) Medical certificate

(8) The admission period for distance learning students is July 29th — August 18th 2020.

1. GITIS is organizing its auditions:

  • For all faculties from August 5th to August 18th 2020
  • For distant learning August 19th to August 31st 2020

2. Auditions will be partly organized online.

These are the deadlines for the following faculties:

52.0З.05 Theatre Studies (BA)

55.05.04 Creative Producing (Specialist degree)

52.04.01 Dance(MA)

52.04.0З Acting (MA)

50.06.01 Art History (postgraduate course)

52.09.05 Theater Directing

3. Foreign nationals using the quota provided by the Ministry of Education (Rossotrudnichestvo) hand over only special exams.

4. The language of the entrance test — Russian

5. All the first year students are provided with the dormitory which is located on Trifonovskaya Street 45B, Moscow.

Unfortunately, we do not provide applicants with the dormitory during the entrance exams.

Please read our website for more detailed information.

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