Frequently Asked Questions


When do programs begin and end?

The American Course at GITIS 2015 will run for 11 weeks March 23 – June 5.

The Moscow Art Theatre School Summer Intensive 2015 will run 6 weeks, May 23 – July 4.

What is the degree received and how long will it take to complete the program?

You will receive a certificate for the completion of either the Moscow Art Theatre School Summer Intensive or The American Course at GITIS.

How much is tuition?

American Course Tuition for Spring 2015*: $6,800 plus a $650 non-refundable administration fee.

This includes education and lodging only. Other expenses include, but may not be limited to, airfare, visa, supplies, and meals.

MATS Summer Intensive Summer 2015*: $4,950

Includes tuition, housing, airfare, visa, and cultural programs.

*Prices for 2015 are subject to change.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes! We know that funding an education is no easy task and we want to ensure that finances don’t keep students away.

We have a small scholarship fund for need based scholarships and can also advise students on other funding resources.

What will my daily schedule be?

GITIS: Expect to be kept extremely busy. The exact schedule of classes for Spring 2015 is not ready yet, but you should expect to be in class five days a week (Monday through Friday) from 10:00-5:00. Classes include Movement, Dance, Theatre History, Acting, Directing and Design. Each afternoon students will work together in an Acting, Directing, and Design Laboratory. You will be attending shows and select rehearsals in the evening. We will also plan additional cultural programs for some weekends and evenings. You will, of course, still have time to explore Moscow on your own.

The Spring 2013 Semester schedule is as follows:

Biomechanics/Movement: Monday and Thursday Mornings

Russian Language: Wednesday and Friday Mornings

Dance: Tuesday Mornings

Acting/Directing/Special Seminars every afternoon.

MATS SI: Classes are held Monday through Saturday 9-5:30. Acting classes are held each afternoon. Morning classes include, on a rotating schedule: dance, singing, movement, theatre and film history, and stage combat. You will attend the theatre after class most evenings. We will see 20 shows over our six week stay. Some Sundays are free and some are reserved for group excursions.

Where will I live?

GITIS: Housing is provided in the GITIS dorm for foreign students. The dorm is comfortable with four person flats (Two bedrooms, a bath and a kitchen.) GITIS graciously provides housing in the dorm for no additional cost to our students. You may, if you choose, find and rent your own apartment. Your tuition price will not change regardless of where you live.

MATS: Housing is located in the center of Moscow, about 25 minutes by foot from the school. The dorms have double and single rooms available with shared bathrooms, shower rooms, and a spacious kitchen on each floor.

If I am not fluent in Russian, can I still benefit from this program?

Yes! Knowing Russian before you begin even only a little, is very helpful, but not required. Interpreters will be provided for classes. You will be heavily helped, supported and coached during the whole program. The Russian language requirement should not scare you, because GITIS and MATS have vast experience in educating foreign students and will certainly take great care in making your experience abroad a success!