Wayne State University

Moscow Art Theatre School

A Month In Moscow at the Moscow Art Theatre School is a total study abroad theatre experience; offers more and costs less than other summer study abroad theatre programs!

About “A Month in Moscow” (MIM)

A Month in Moscow is a partnership program of intensive workshop training at the Moscow Art Theatre School, which is the conservatory wing of the renowned Moscow Art Theatre founded in 1898 by Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko. Open to serious theatre students from accredited colleges or universities, teacher-observers, and working professionals, MIM has successfully integrated practical theatre studies and cultural immersion in Moscow. Established in 2001, MIM is an authorized partner of the Moscow Art Theatre School. 

Why study with MIM?

Those selected to participate in A Month in Moscow become part of a distinguished tradition. Since 2001, over 250 actors, directors, designers, theatre managers, and teacher-observers from 20 different colleges and universities, as well as working professionals, have chosen MIM as their preferred summer study abroad program to obtain maximum training results and immersive cultural experience. MIM participants are enrolled through the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University—historically ranked among the leading comprehensive theatre programs in the nation—and have access to classes in acting, directing, design, theatre management, theatre history, and Russian film at the Moscow Art Theatre School, as well as excursions to theatres and other cultural locations. Moreover, as guests of the Moscow Art Theatre School, MIM participants enjoy the same benefits and privileges as their Russian counterparts, including MAT School faculty, on-site support staff, housing, and available discounted lunches at the Moscow Art Theatre cafeteria. MIM participants say they had the best summer of their lives in Moscow; they have recommended MIM to their friends and colleagues, and continue to utilize back home the knowledge and skills that they learned in Moscow. 

Why study in Moscow?

Moscow is famous for its arts, culture, and history. Many rate it as the center of the international theatre world today. Moscow has the energy of a large, modern metropolis, but with the atmosphere of a striking historical locale. Evidence of its cultural reputation can be found in its numerous theatre and performing arts companies, major theatre training conservatories, and world-quality museums and art galleries.

Among Moscow’s many cultural institutions are the Moscow Art Theatre, Vakhtangov Theatre, Maly Theatre, Meyerhold Theatre Center, Bolshoi Theatre, Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Sovremennik Theatre, Mayakovsky Museum, State Historical Museum, Andrei Sakharov Museum, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Bakhrushin Theatre Museum, Novodevichy Monastery and Memorial Park, and many, many more. 

For a full overivew of the program Download the Month in Moscow PDF.

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