|SHOTA RUSTAVELI THEATRE AND FILM GEORGIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgian State University is a multi-disciplinary institution at the highest level of art education, located in Tbilisi, Georgia and is one of the leading art Universities in the Caucasus. University is located at two campuses in historical parts of Tbilisi, at both sides of the river Mtkvari.
It is focused on preparing highly skilled professionals in the field of Theatre, Film, TV Media, Traditional Folk, Performing and applied arts, Cultural Management and Cultural Tourism. It's one of the main aims is to develop interdisciplinary programs and academic research, providing the postgraduates with the skills to adapt to the permanently transforming field and industry.
The University represents the national values of Georgian culture and art, also it is the scientific research educational institution studying cultural heritage, which is focused on the fields of theatre and cinema media-arts, art scientific studies, cultural management, cultural policy and post researching steps to improve the spheres.
The university was founded in 1923. It has served Georgian and the world culture for 89 years.
At the University are BA, MA and Doctoral levels.
The film department was created 40 years ago in the university.
The university is a plenipotentiary member of ELIA and CILECT.
The University has three faculties:
Acting (Theatre & Film)
Music Theatre Acting
Choreographer of Georgian Dance
Georgian Polyphonic and Spiritual music
Pop Music performer
Film and TV Media Faculty
Film Directing (Feature, Documentary, Animation)
TV Media Directing
Art and Social Science Faculty
Western Theatre Studies
American Film Studies
Georgian Traditional Dance Studies
Contemporary TV Media Directing Skills
Teaching Methodology at the Vocal Study
Modern Management in Culture
Georgian Theatre Anthropology
Media Communication Theory and Practice
XX Century Western Theatre Study
TV Media Practices Study
Cultural Management, Cultural Policy Study
Contemporary Stage Design and Art Study
Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgian State University has a long cooperation and signed agreements with: Kiev Theatre and Film, TV Academy of Karpenko Kari (Ukraine), Yerevan Theatre and Film Institute (Armenia), Baku Arts University (Azerbaijan), Vilnius Music and Theatre Academy (Lithuania), Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey), Ankara Bilkent University (Turkey), Alma-Ata Arts Academy (Kazakhstan), National Film School in Łódź (Poland).
University organizes international training programs and master classes, scientific conferences, seminars and round tables.
In 1978 the University established International Annual Student Film Festival Amirani and International Student Theatre Festival.
The student film festival Amirani at first started as the biennial activity. Establshed still during the Soviet times, the cinema circles directly considered it to be the freest festival. In the 1990s the festival was put on hiatus.
In 2007 the university re-established student’s International film festival, making it annual. It became a successor of the film festival established in 1978, in which the members of the judges were such famous film artists as: Otar Ioseliani; Merab Kokochashvili; Rezo Esadze; Leonid Gaidai; Maschenko and Izraeliani;
Every year increasing number of countries and film schools around the world participate in the festival.
The University offers access to the internet, large Academic Library, Media Archive, Culture Video Centre, several stages, studios and other facilities.
The University has a publishing house Kentavri. University produces Annually IV volumes of Cultural Science Studies, more than 15 publications, monthly two editions of newspapers: Duruji and Kultura.
The Rector of the University is Giorgi Margvelashvili.
Address: 19 Rustaveli ave. Tbilisi 0108, Georgia
Tel: +995 322 999 411
Fax: +995 322 983075