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Konstantin Raykin Gratuate School of Performing Arts, Russia

Private institution of higher theatre education. Year of creation - 2012. The school is state licensed and state accredited. The school building is a unique construction - an author's project with a functional purpose.

The main professional educational programs of higher education:
- Program for specialization "Artist of the Drama Theatre and Cinema";
- Specialization program "Theatre Director";
- Bachelor's program "Technology for the decoration of the play" by profile: "Stage design of the play", "Art and lighting design";
- Bachelor's program "Theatre Studies", "School of Practical Theatre Studies" , "Theatre critic-producer", "Theatre critic-playwright", "Theatre journalist".
- Bachelor's program "Management" by profile: "Theatre Management", "Management of Performing Arts".

The School runs a Centre for Continuing Education with extended education programs for all theatrical professions.
The building of the School houses two professional stage venues: the Educational Theatre (transformer) and the Roof Amphitheatre. The Open Theatre is adjacent to the School building from the courtyard. It is a professional open-air stage space equipped with a set of sound, light, film-video, and special stage equipment designed for mass theatrical performances.

Konstantin Raykin Graduate School of Performing Arts
6,2 Sheremetyevskaya Street

Email: alfira.arslanova(at)
Phone: +7 495 600 32 23
+7 495 600 39 44
+7 906 057 64 44

  • University / Academy solely dedicated to the Performing Arts

    Teaching Languages
  • Russian, English

    Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor BA and other degrees or certificates

    Faculties / Departments
  • Theatre History & Research
  • Dramatic Literature History & Research
  • Playwriting
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Management
  • Stage Arts
  • Multimedia
  • For local and for foreign students
  • The Institution offers grants for local students

    Teachers/Educator Related Information
  • Local educators allowed
  • Foreign educators allowed on temporary invitation, on invitation or call

Summer courses for international students (in English)- an international continuing education program. If you already have basic theoretical and practical skills for working on stage, you know firsthand the basics of acting, then this is an international acting course for you. This course is optimal for those who understand the value of practical exercises on the stage, who do not want to possess extremely superficial knowledge in the field of theater art, who are eager to understand all the secrets of working on the role. And within a month, the best teachers of our School under the guidance of Professor Konstantin Raikin with the intensity necessary for the allotted time will pass on their knowledge and skills through daily workshops, stage speech, acting, stage movement and combat, fencing and acrobatics, the history of Russian and foreign theater. In addition to training for “schoolchildren”, an extensive cultural program is also provided: excursions, visits to museums in Moscow and the Moscow region, watching performances of Moscow theaters, creative meetings. Training is conducted in English. At the end of the training course, an internationally recognized certificate is issued.

-Russian scientific-practical conference-seminar "Social Theater. Methods of work in an inclusive theater ”( the study of social theater, primarily in the context of its inclusive practice)
The conference program explores the phenomenon of social theater, when the art of the theater, with its fixtures and instruments, enlivens the body and spirit of an injured human being. Each conference and seminar is dedicated to the consideration of a specific methodology for working with deaf and blind people. The ethics and philosophy of inclusive theater are discussed.
-Russian scientific-practical conference-seminar "The resources of theatrical pedagogy in the training and socialization of persons with special educational needs"
The conference examines the scientific and theoretical aspects of working with children and youth with disabilities; unique methods of their training and socialization by means of theatrical pedagogy; Actual problems of inclusive theater pedagogy. At the seminar, we present interactive lectures, master classes and workshops for teachers through a training system organized according to the laws of an improvisational game and genuine productive action, flowing in the circumstances that are exciting for participants, in the joint collective creativity of teachers and students, contributing to the comprehension of the phenomena of the world through immersion and living in images, and giving a set of integral ideas about a person, his role in society, his relationship with others m of the world, its activities, about his thoughts and feelings, moral and aesthetic ideals. Participants get acquainted with each other's practical work and discuss the most pressing issues regarding the organization of high-quality and competent work with people with disabilities in Russia and abroad.
- Russian scientific-practical conference-seminar “The game as a means of prevention and solution of psychological problems of children and adolescents. Contact Clowning
The conference discusses important pedagogical issues: how to make children in the classroom interesting; what are the ways of comfortable and effective well-being in the classroom; what to do so that children accept and understand the teacher and how to use various theater methods and technologies to solve these issues. The workshop, addressed to specialists working with children with special needs, art therapists, educators, educators and parents, as part of the master class, shows how to organize a therapeutic game with children, which is considered as the first step to controlling emotions; how to build effective communication - “find” a game; to get in touch with the child through the game beginning; effectively use your true emotions in communication with children; to train the ability to see and hear a communication partner; to develop empathy; to master the skill of being “here and now”, to be present “in the moment”.

-International Conference "Stage Fencing in a Modern Theater School"
The conference is held for teachers of plastic education for students of theater universities and colleges. The conference program includes a wide range of scientific reports and master classes from leading teachers of the basics of stage fencing of Russian and foreign universities of performing arts. Teachers from different countries present the basics and teaching methods of fencing schools of different historical eras. The workshops demonstrate techniques for optimizing the formation of not only the specific skill required by a modern artist in theater and cinema, but also ways to improve professionally important acting qualities. Many reports of the conference participants highlight not only the methods of teaching the basics of stage fencing, but also the issues of its penetration into related subjects and other forms of art. Actual problems of introducing new achievements in the field of human psychophysiology and human activity are discussed.
- Russian forum "Documentary theater in a modern theater school."
The forum is constantly expanding interest in documentary theater, and not only in the method of teaching actors, and as a phenomenon in the modern theater process. The forum includes public lectures from leading theater experts, art historians, directors and theater teachers of Russia. Within the framework of the forum, there are screenings of student performances in the genre of documentary theater with subsequent discussion, as well as a competition of student essays and reviews of documentary theater performances.
-International conference “Verbatim - as a method of educating an actor: methodology, methodology and practice”
This conference is a continuation of the All-Russian Forum "Documentary Theater in a Modern Theater School". The conference actively discusses the artistic and methodological significance of documentary theater and specifically the “verbatim” method in the modern theater process through the prism of relevant pedagogical practices of creative educational organizations. Here are the questions posed at the conference: What does documentary theater provide to modern theater education? How does it affect the formation of the student’s worldview and how can it be used in the actor’s professional tools?
-International conference "The era of pantomime: modern approaches to the study of Eurasian theater plastic culture of the XX-XXI centuries."
-International conference "The era of pantomime: modern approaches to the study of Eurasian theater plastic culture of the XX-XXI centuries."
This conference consists of two parts, held for actors, directors, art historians and theater educators. The content of the conference in the theoretical part is revealed through lectures, reports, workshops; and in practical parts - through master classes, open lessons, workshops. In both theoretical and practical parts, questions are considered about copyright schools in the plastic culture of the theater, about theater anthropology and its adaptation to the Russian theater, about the sound score of the text in work on the body and sound, about the relationship of breathing with movement in the eastern theater, about national plastic theaters, about the "rhetoric of plastic texts", about working with the image mask according to the method of Mikhail Chekhov, about the technique of expanding consciousness in the style of butoh; as well as how Isadora Duncan’s dance is developing in modern American theater, and much more. Within the framework of the conference, advanced training courses in plastic culture are held, the students of which have a unique opportunity to participate in master classes by leading pantomime specialists.
-International scientific conference "Theater and theater studies at the beginning of the XXI century: searches, problems, trends" This is a very promising research project dedicated to the various problems of the modern theater process, and gathering at one site leading Russian and foreign theater experts, directors, actors, artists and other specialists. The conference discusses a wide range of topics - from reconstructions of ancient performances and the emergence of the first stationary theaters in the 17th century, such as the Dutch Schauburg, the Italian Velletri or the English Cockpit, to the problems of the survival of modern criticism, about its dead ends and breakthroughs. The program of the conference: public lectures, master classes, workshops and seminars.