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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 entered QS World University Ranking

April 14, 2022

For the first time, GITIS and Gnessin Russian Academy of Music have been included in the QS World University Rankings in the Performing Arts section, which includes music, ballet and theatre arts.

“For GITIS the QS Ranking is, first of all, international recognition of our Institute. Today, during ‘cancel culture,’ we expected that music and theater education in Russia could have been rejected or devalued as well. I am positively surprised, as are many of my acquaintances who said they did not know how to react to this unexpected and great news. It shows that our extensive work in GITIS and the work of our colleagues at the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music have been valuable to many. It is the work of many people, including our alumni, who always positively mention their education at GITIS or Gnesinka,” says GITIS’ Rector Grigory Zaslavsky.

The first place in the section of “Performing Arts” was taken by the Royal College of Music (Great Britain), the second — by the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts (Austria), and the third — by the Juilliard School (USA). GITIS became the only Russian theater university included in the rankings.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 contains 51 disciplines, making it the largest ranking in the world. When compiling a ranking for each subject, analysts evaluate the academic reputation of the university, citations of scientific articles, and the Hirsch index of employees and assign each of the parameters their weight. Sources of data for the analysis are open databases and data provided by universities on request.

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