Member of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts

Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography, Armenia

Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography (YSITC) was founded in 1944, currently there’re 3 faculties: Faculty of Theatre, Faculty of Film, TV and Animation and the Faculty of History, Theory and Management of Arts. YSITC is one of Armenia`s top training institutions in the fields of Stage and Screen Arts. The mission of YSITC is to provide higher education in the performing arts in all levels. 795 students study at the Institute and 3 branches in other cities of Armenia.

YSITC has international cooperation with different HEIs and international centers worldwide. The teaching staff members and students actively participate in international festivals and contests.

Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography

Email: info(at)

Phone: +37460278971

Lilith Arzumanyan

Lilith Arzumanyan
Acting Rector


Narine Sargsyan

Narine Sargsyan
Vice-Rector on the Academic Affairs and Research

Representative for the ITI/UNESCO Network

Armine Yeghiazaryan

Armine Yeghiazaryan
Vice-Rector on International Cooperation and Public Relations


Sara Nalbandyan

Sara Nalbandyan
Vice-rector for Creativity and Perspective Development


Elmiana Hekekyan

Elmiana Hekekyan
Dean of the Faculty of Theater


Arthur Ghukasyan

Arthur Ghukasyan
President of "High Fest" international performing arts festival
Head of Chair of Arts Management and Cultural Policy


Zaruhi Sahakyan

Zaruhi Sahakyan
Head of the International Communications’ Office


  • University / Academy solely dedicated to the Performing Arts

    Teaching Languages
  • Armenian

    Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor BA
  • Bachelor BA and Master MA
  • PhD

    Faculties / Departments
  • Theatre History & Research
  • Playwriting
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Dance History & Research
  • Ethnic / Traditional Dance
  • Music Theatre
  • Puppetry Theatre
  • Pedagogy
  • Management
  • Stage Arts
  • Multimedia
  • Film & TV Art
  • Mime Theatre
  • Cinematography
  • Sound directing
  • Scenography
  • Choreography
  • Only for students speaking the country´s language
  • For local and for foreign students
  • Foreign students accepted for BA, MA, PhD
  • The Institution offers grants for local students
  • The Institution offers grants for foreign students
  • Foreign students need to have basic knowledge of the local language
  • Local language courses available for foreign students
  • There are open calls for students

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

    Regular Activities of the Institution
  • “Art-Fest” International Youth Festival
  • YSITC International conference Yearly Conference