Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema

Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography (YSITC), (Armenian: Երևանի թատրոնի և կինոյի պետական ինստիտուտ), is a state university and higher education institution based in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. The University was founded in 1944 as Yerevan State Institute of Theatrical Arts, in 1953 it was united with State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia and functioned as a part of Yerevan State Institute of Art and Theater till 1994. In 1994 Yerevan State of Art and Theater was divided into State Academy of Fine Arts and Yerevan State Institute of Theater, Institute became independent institution and till nowadays works as Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography.
University has two options of educational process for two-level degree (bachelor and master, 4 and 2 years accordingly): full-time and extramural. There are also postgraduate studies (full-time and extramural).Institute collaborates with several international universities.

Students participate in state and international art competitions, festivals and often become laureates and prize-winners.Since 1961 international students including Armenians from diaspora (from Russia, United States, Georgia, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Jordan, Bulgaria, etc.) enroll at the university.The educational process is organized in specialized auditoriums, workshops, pavilions, cinema and video halls. There are 225 places in student theater. This is repertory theater, that operates all year round. The institutes hold rich collection of more than 40,000 specialized books in its library, collection of films and videos. The institute publish monthly journal “Handes” (Armenian: «Հանդես») that includes scientific and methodological articles of professors and students.