MOSCOW ART THEATRE SEMESTER
CONSERVATORY RIGOR MEETS CULTURAL IMMERSION AT THE BIRTHPLACE OF MODERN THEATER.
STUDY ABROAD WITH A CONSERVATORY-BASED SCHEDULE
Daily movement and acting classes are complemented with design, voice, Russian language, and Russian theater history. Experience conservatory rigor with classes 10am-6pm, six days a week, taught by masters at one of the world's most renowned theater schools. Conferring 20 credit hours, the Moscow Art Theatre Semester is only offered only in the fall.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE CULTURE
You will experience the rich theatrical culture that permeates Moscow by attending up to 25 performances of theater, opera, ballet, and music throughout the semester as well as enjoying frequent museum visits.
LIVE IN THE HEART OF MOSCOW
Students live in a newly renovated dormitory with a kitchen, Wi-Fi, excellent security, and laundry. Students share high-ceilinged single or double rooms equipped with a twin bed, wardrobe, storage cubbies, bookshelves, and a desk.
WEEKEND IN ST. PETERSBURG
Discover the history, culture, and beauty of Russia's historic capital city with a long weekend in St. Petersburg. Visit cultural sites such as the Hermitage State Museum and the Winter Palace.
DISCOVER THE BIRTHPLACE OF MODERN DRAMA
The Moscow Art Theatre Semester immerses actors in the Stanislavski training method in the very theater where he developed his approach. NTI has partnered with the Moscow Art Theatre School for more than 27 years in one of the longest and most celebrated cultural exchanges between the U.S. and Russia.
ORIENTATION AT THE NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE
The program begins with a three day orientation at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. Airfare to and from Moscow is included in the program comprehensive fee.
Moscow, the birthplace of modern drama, is a vibrant international city with a 2,000 year history. Russians in general and Moscovites in particular have an enormous appreciation of culture, and the cultural community flourishes throughout the city.
Why go to MATS? We offer a total immersion in the craft of theater. You will experience the vitality of one of the world’s first-class theaters and Moscow’s best teachers. Come to Moscow to challenge yourself as a professional. There are very few places in the world where theater truly matters. This is one.
Anatoly Smelianksy President Emeritus, Moscow Art Theatre School