Frequently Asked Questions


When do programs begin and end?

The Moscow Art Theatre School Summer Intensive typically runs from the last week of May through the first week of July. Expect classes to begin one day after arrival and finish one day before departure.

Our Advanced Acting and Directing Intensive is offered April 25-July 11 only. Classes will begin on April 27.

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. The certificate will indicate what you have trained in and for how long.

How much is tuition?

The program cost includes tuition, housing, airfare, visa, and cultural programs. Please visit the page for your program of interest for this year’s cost.

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?

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?

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!

Can I apply for both the acting track and the directing track?

Sure! But ultimately you will have to choose which you will take.