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Higher School of Performing Arts, HSSI

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Description of Higher School of Performing Arts, HSSI

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

The Higher School of Performing Arts was founded on April 28, 2012, the founder of the university was the Center for Culture, Art and Leisure named after A. Raikin.

Faculties and colleges

The school has 2 faculties:

  • Acting;
  • Theatre Studies and Theatre Technologies.

Scientific achievements

The results of research activities of the university are regularly presented in the form of reports at conferences.

A number of leading teachers are members of academics, dissertations, expert councils, editorial boards and other external organizations.

Things to know about

The university employs 40 people, including 26 people who have an academic degree and / or title:

  • 1 Doctor of Science, Associate Professor;
  • 8 candidates of sciences, associate professors;
  • 13 candidates of science;
  • 2 professors ;
  • 2 associate professors;
  • 9 teachers have honorary titles of the Russian Federation in the field of arts.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Higher School of Performing Arts, HSSI

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Accommodation, meals, prices

The school has no dormitories. Meals for students and employees of the school are organized in the canteen for 27 seats.

Facilities and equipment at Higher School of Performing Arts, HSSI

The Higher School of Performing Arts has an educational building with a total area of 3605.9 sq.m. The university has a sufficient material and technical base:

  • 4 classrooms for seminars, group and/or individual consultations;
  • Classrooms:
    • for lectures;
    • for seminars;
    • for course and diploma design;
    • directing and acting for practical training;
    • acting and stage speech for practical training;
    • acting skills for practical exercises;
    • for practical classes "Make-up";
    • for practical classes in plastic education, physical culture and sports, equipped with:
      • LCD panel on the rack;
      • Sports equipment:
      • gymnastic benches;
      • gymnastic rings;
      • horses for jumping;
      • Ropes;
      • 3 gymnastic mats;
      • Sports sabers;
      • 6 sports swords;
      • Gymnastic mats and ropes;
  • 4 educational premises for independent work, equipped with computer equipment with access to the Internet and the electronic information and educational environment of the university;
  • Classrooms:
    • for practical vocal lessons;
    • for independent work on acting and stage speech;
  • language room;
  • a computer room equipped with 13 workplaces with access to the Internet;
  • lighting artist's studio;
  • Library;
  • art and prop workshop, equipped with:
    • 4 prop desktops;
    • drying oven;
    • electric stove;
    • universal bench machine;
    • tool cabinet;
    • chest for bulk materials;
    • a table for working with chemical reagents;
    • sculptural machine;
    • wall for bas-reliefs;
    • fume hood for working with chemical reagents;
    • manual press;
    • 4 easels;
  • an open amphitheater having:
    • a perimeter stage with seats;
    • remote lighting galleries;
    • theatrical layouts and decoration elements;
    • 5 floodlights mounted on the roof structure of the amphitheater;
    • sound control with the necessary equipment for sounding open spaces;
  • Educational theatre, consisting of:
    • an auditorium-transformer for 120 seats;
    • Scene;
    • elements of theatrical scenery;
    • remote lighting galleries;
    • theatrical layouts and decoration elements;
    • sound and hardware and hall of the educational theater "Sound Equipment";
    • light-apparatus and hall of the educational theater "Lighting Equipment";
    • educational and laboratory premises;
    • Wardrobe;
    • props;
    • dressing rooms;
    • rooms for the actors to enter the stage;
  • library.

The school has a medical office.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year begins on September 1 and is divided into two semesters, each of which ends with a test-examination session.

Additional expenses of students may include a fee for accommodation (for non-residents), meals, leisure and other expenses.

Enrolment process

List of documents:

  • passport;
  • SNILS;
  • certificate or diploma;
  • documents confirming benefits, individual achievements or special rights;
  • two photos of the incoming (one - 3x4 cm, one - 10x15 cm).

Documents can be submitted in the following ways:

  • personally;
  • through the university's website;
  • Mail.

You can submit documents from June 20 to July 7.

Enrolment statistics

The school provides 99 places for admission in all forms of education. 


Graduates of the university are employed in leading theaters in Moscow and Russia:

  • Russian State Theater "Satyricon" named after Arkady Raikin;
  • Moscow Theatre of Young Spectators;
  • Moscow Musical Theatre "Helikon-Opera" under the direction of Dmitry Bertman;
  • Moscow State Academic Operetta Theatre;
  • State Academic Theatre of the Mossovet;
  • Moscow Drama Theatre named after A.S. Pushkin;
  • Moscow Theatre et Сetera under the direction of Alexander Kalyagin;
  • State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and others.

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

Applicants to the university must meet the following requirements:

  • age from 17 years;
  • completed education not lower than secondary complete general, confirmed by the relevant document;
  • successful completion of professional and/or creative tests.

The minimum number of points according to the results of the Unified State Exam is determined depending on the direction of training:

  • Literature — from 45 to 56;
  • Russian language — from 45 to 56.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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