The Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University trains actors of drama and film, musical theatre, puppetry, marionettes and pantomime, directors of drama, film and television, cinematographers, theatre and film critics, art historians, specialists of television and other media, choreographers, managers of tourism and experts of cultural - educational sector.
Our students have gained international success and highest awards at various film and theatre festivals and competitions.
The Univercity has D. Aleksidze theatre, scientific library, laboratories, educational scientific institute, which prepares encyclopedias of Georgian theatre and cinema.
The Univercity has faculties of Drama, Film and Television, Humanities, Social sciences and Management and Georgian Folk Music and Dance, where over a thousand students obtain Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees.
The University played a huge role in training specialists of theatre and cinema for the entire Caucasus Region. The University brought up specialists for Russian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Abkhazian, Ossian, Ingush, Chechen and other theatres. A number of now famous theatres were founded on basis of training and diploma performances of the University (such as Cinema Actors Theatre, Meskhetian Theatre, Theatre Metekhi, Akhmeteli Theatre, Theatre of Saingilo, Pantomime Theatre, etc.).
The University maintains creative and scientific relations with the universities in different countries.
The University traditionally trains specialists for special purpose which is a great contribution to the development of Georgian Regional Theatres.
The University publishes newspaper "Duruji." In 2005 – 2009 publishing house issued newspaper “Culture”, which was a joint publication of three art universities. The Publishing “Centaur” publishes text books, manuals, scientific works and monographs written by professors of the University and also the journal "Art Science Studies."
The Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University is located in two buildings: the first building - Rustaveli Ave. N 19-23, the second building – David Agmashenebeli Ave. N40.