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St-Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy

Published January 2006

34, Mokhovaya, St-Petersburg, 191028 Russia 
Phone/Fax: +7 (812) 272 17 89
E-mail: international@tart.spb.ru

In 2004 the St.Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy celebrated its 225th anniversary. This oldest Russian state theatrical institution was established in St.Petersburg in 1779. A newly organized “Theatre School”, a predecessor of the Theatre Arts Academy, was growing rapidly assimilating St.Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy and taking under its wing a number of the city’s independent theatre classes and schools. It was later given the name of the Petersburg Theatre College. Throughout its history the College has survived several reorganizations. Since1962 it was known as the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography (LGITMiK). The Academy was given its present-day name in 1993. The buildings the Academy occupies are architectural monuments of the early 20th century. Its main building – a three storey-building is an illustrious example of the modern style.
The Academy now has an average annual roll of around 900 full time students.

There are 4 theatre specialization departments: Drama; Puppetry; Set design and Stage technology; Theatre history and Studies.

Students from abroad may take full-time education courses for BA and MA level being part of the entire educational process, or assimilate into Russian classes for a year/semester.

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