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Ekaterinburg State Theatre Institute, EGTI

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Description of Ekaterinburg State Theatre Institute, EGTI

  • Location: Ekaterinburg, Russia;
  • Age of students: from 17 years;
  • Type: mixed;
  • Language of instruction: Russian.

EGTI has been operating since 1985 and is currently the only theatrical university in the Ural region, one of the best theatrical universities in Russia.

Educational process

  • EGTI conducts educational activities in bachelor's, specialist's and master's programs in full-time, part-time and part-time forms;
  • The Department of Production, Theory and Practice of Performing Arts provides education only at the correspondence department - on a budgetary and contractual basis;
  • Admission without passing the entrance tests is not provided.

Faculties and colleges

The Institute has the following departments:

  • Actor's skill;
  • Musical Theatre;
  • Puppet Theatre;
  • Plastic expressiveness;
  • Stage speech;
  • Production, theory and practice of performing arts;
  • History of Theatre and Literature.

Scientific achievements

The newest project of EGTI is the Center for Creative Prototypes: it is an engineering, production and consulting complex specializing in the development of creative prototypes:

  • Prototypes of puppets and mobile puppet theater;
  • Prototypes of art objects, décor and props;
  • Audio prototypes (phonogram, audio performances, etc.);
  • Video prototypes;
  • Related services for working with the equipment of the center and others.

Things to know about

The teaching staff of EGTI consists of highly qualified specialists - these are professors, associate professors, candidates of sciences, People's and Honored Artists of the Russian Federation, laureates of National Awards, Honored Workers of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Ekaterinburg State Theatre Institute, EGTI

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All year round
from 90000.00 ₽ / year
from 90000.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 70000.00 ₽ / year
from 70000.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 110000.00 ₽ / year
from 110000.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The Institute has a modern apartment-type dormitory for 200 beds, which is located in the heart of the city in the immediate vicinity of the educational buildings of the Institute. Meals are provided in the hostel.

Activities Ekaterinburg State Theatre Institute, EGTI

On the basis of EGTI within the walls of the Balandin estate there is a unique theater platform - the Educational Theater. Every year from October to May, the theater presents to the audience new performances in various genres: puppet shows for kids, classical and modern drama, experimental productions and concert programs; festivals, master classes and creative meetings are also held here. Performances of the Educational Theater annually take part in all-Russian and international festivals.

EGTI is actively developing its own projects, one of which is the All-Russian Open Competition of Performers of the Artistic Word. The competition is aimed at unlocking the creative potential of university students of all specialties and all forms of education, at improving the level of performing arts in professional and amateur student theaters, at supporting young performers of the artistic word.

The Institute also has a Youth Patriotic Theater, in which talented young actors of different nationalities participate, and leading specialists of the region are involved in the preparation of productions. This is a high-tech theater that uses 3D content, professional scenery and innovative stage solutions in its projects. Professional stuntmen take part in the staged fights of the performances.

Facilities and equipment at Ekaterinburg State Theatre Institute, EGTI

  • Creative workshops;
  • Educational Theatre;
  • Library;
  • Gyms;
  • Ballroom;
  • First-aid post;
  • Hostel;
  • Dining room;
  • Accessible environment.

Admission dates and extra charges

The school year begins on September 1 and runs through a six-day school week.

Paid educational services:

  • Refresher courses;
  • Professional programs;
  • Studio Theatre "Columbina" (for children from 12 years old);
  • Children's stage (for children 5-12 years old);
  • Preparatory courses for applicants;
  • Online course on preparation for entrance tests TEXT_PRO;
  • Author's course on the technique and culture of speech by A. V. Blinova;
  • Course "Art of Theater" ;
  • Creative laboratory "Non-professional theater" (for adults who do not have higher theatrical education).

Enrolment process

List of documents to be submitted upon admission:

  • application;
  • identity and citizenship document;
  • document on education;
  • SNILS (if any);
  • a document on disability or disability (if any);
  • a document granting a special right to admission;
  • a document on individual achievements;
  • a document on education issued by an organization that prepares students for military or other public service;
  • 2 photos (for applicants based on the results of internal entrance tests).

Timing of the admission campaign:

  • Applications are accepted from June 20 to July 10;
  • Consultations and entrance tests - from July 10 to July 25;
  • The publication of the competition lists and the deadline for accepting the original documents is July 27.

Enrolment statistics

The number of students for 2022 is 528 people, of which 49 are foreign citizens.


EGTI graduates successfully work in leading theaters, including administrative and managerial positions in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Tyumen and other cities of Russia. Among them are laureates of the International and All-Russian Competitions of Operetta and Musical, TV Competition "Petersburg Engagement" Y. Nadervil and S. Klimovich, laureate of the International and All-Russian Competitions of Operetta and Musical A. Mezyukha.

The official website of the Institute publishes current vacancies for graduates.

According to statistics for 2020, out of 79 graduates, 68 people were employed.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

The programs are designed for applicants with secondary general, secondary vocational or higher education.

Admission to the university is based on the results of the Unified State Exam or on the basis of the results of internal entrance tests.

Minimum passing scores for internal entrance tests:

  • Creative orientation — 50;
  • Professional orientation — 50;
  • Interview — 50.

Minimum passing scores based on the results of the Unified State Exam in the Russian language/literature:

  • Acting (specialist) – 52/42;
  • Theatre Directing (Specialist) – 62/45;
  • Literary creativity (specialist) - 65/50;
  • Technology of artistic design of the performance (bachelor's degree) - 52/42.

Scholarships Ekaterinburg State Theatre Institute, EGTI

Scholarships and additional forms of social support for students:

  • State Academic Scholarship;
  • Increased state academic scholarship;
  • State social scholarship;
  • Material assistance to those in need.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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