American Course at GITIS Spring Russia, 2015 

Immerse yourself in one of the world’s most thriving, exciting, and moving theatre communities. Discover what you can bring to today’s theatre.


GITIS is Russia's oldest and largest theatre school. With award-winning faculty and alumni, this prestigious and internationally celebrated university, located in the heart of Moscow, has huge impact on contemporary Russian theatre.


IFTER is the only American institution to bring students to study at GITIS.  IFTER provides assistance for students every step of the way– including scholarships, housing, visa assistance, and cultural programing so you can focus on your art.

Why the American Course? 

In an approach unique to GITIS, acting, directing, and design students collaborate in a daily theatre lab, lead byGITIS’ leading theatre masters  to examine classic Russian theatre techniques and how to apply them to their own contemporary work. This eleven-week course includes the following subjects:

Stanislavsky Technique • Michael Chekhov Technique • Biomechanics Dance • Stage Movement and Combat • Russian Language 

March 23 – June 5, 2014 at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts – GITIS, Moscow, Russia

All applicants must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in theatre or a related field.

Application deadline January 10, 2015

limited space • scholarships available

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