Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) is an internationally recognised higher education institution which trains artists for a professional career in music, theatre, dance and film and offers related theoretical studies. Founded in 1933, the Academy currently hosts about 1,000 students in three study cycles – Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral – in its three faculties, two of which are based in Vilnius, one in Klaipeda.

The LMTA offers tuition by Lithuania’s leading practitioners in a performance-based and creative environment. LMTA is based in Vilnius, an increasingly popular capital city with several symphony orchestras, an opera and ballet theatre, drama and dance theatres, and traditional and modern art centres, as well as in Klaipeda, a port city with a music theatre, a drama theatre, a thriving jazz festival and an ‘open culture factory’.

The rehearsal and performance venues in Vilnius and Klaipeda include three Concert Halls, three Dance Studios, a Cinema Hall, a Theatre Studio (Balcony Theatre), an Opera Studio, a Music Innovation Studies Centre and a recording studio. The LMTA collaborates with creative industry and social partners to promote young artists and boost cultural development.

Research, artistic research and educational achievements are published in the LMTA’s scientific journals and are presented at national and international conferences. Artistic research and performance studies are supervised by the Harps platform.

Faculty of music

The Faculty of Music consists of 19 departments and delivers 13 study programs. Each week concerts are organized, and master’s courses conducted by Lithuanian and foreign expert lecturers are run. Students actively participate in international projects, festivals and competitions, in the concerts of the Harmos festival (Portugal), the Brass Academy (Estonia), Nordplus Percussion Plus (Sweden), the ISA Summer Academy and the concerts organized by it (Austria), in the projects of the NordOpera network, and others.

  • Department of Accordion
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Piano
  • Department of Choir Conducting
  • Department of Vocal Performance
  • Department of Conducting
  • Jazz Department
  • Department of Ethnomusicology
  • Department of Philosophy and Cultural Sciences
  • Piano Department
  • Department of Languages
  • Department of Chamber Ensemble
  • Department of Composition
  • Department of Accompaniment
  • Department of Folk Instruments
  • Department of Musicology
  • Department of Pedagogy
  • Department of Wind and Percussion Instruments
  • Department of String Instruments
  • Department of Organ and Harpsichord

Faculty of theatre and film

The faculty consists of five departments: Acting and Directing, Film and Television, Dance and Movement, Art History and Theory, and Arts Management. Around 350 students are studying at the faculty and about 100 teachers work there – leading specialists with the highest national and international awards who take an active part in the processes of the contemporary arts as well as in the search for new pedagogical methods.

  • Department of Film and Television
  • Department of Art History and Theory
  • Art Management Division
  • Department of Dance and Movement
  • Department of Acting and Directing

Klaipeda Faculty

LMTA Klaipeda Faculty continues and fosters longstanding academic traditions. Currently, it hosts three departments: Music, Dance, and Theatre. The faculty is a significant and distinctive center of culture and art for Klaipeda and western Lithuania that actively participates in the life of the city and the region by developing a creative society and involving it in cultural activities.

Klaipeda Faculty has been part of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre since September 1, 2018. It was established through the integration of the Academy of Arts at Klaipeda University (KU) into the LMTA.

  • Department of Music / Klaipeda Faculty (KF)
  • Department of Dance / Klaipeda Faculty (KF)
  • Department of Theatre / Klaipeda Faculty (KF)

Study Programs

BACHELOR PROGRAMS

Study program Duration

(years)

Tuition fee for one study year
Dance 4 € 4664
Dance Subcultures 4 € 4664
Music Performance 4 € 7608
Music Studies (Composition, Electronic Music) 4 € 7608

MASTER PROGRAMS

Study program Duration

(years)

Tuition fee for one study year
Music Performance 2 € 8969
Composition (Academic Composition, Digital Technologies) 2 € 8969

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

Study program Duration

(years)

Tuition fee for one study year
ARTISTIC DOCTORATE STUDIES IN THE FIELD OF MUSIC 4 € 10758

Admission

Bachelor’s Studies

Foreign candidates are recommended to apply for a preliminary evaluation, which gives the right to participate in the entrance examinations. Application for a preliminary evaluation includes      :

  • Completed application form
  • Video recording in DVD format (or link)

Entry Application

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility during the preliminary application round will be invited to the entrance examinations.

The entry application includes:

  • Documents (originals) witnessing secondary education, or copies certified by a Notary Public
  • Recognition of education gained in a foreign country: certificate issued by the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education concerning equivalents of subjects and transfer of grades
  • Copy of passport (or ID)
  • Certificate in level of English or Russian language proficiency (at least B1)
  • 1 photo

Entrance Examinations

Entrance examinations are organized at the Academy.

Master’s Studies

Foreign candidates are recommended to apply for a preliminary evaluation that gives the right to participate in the entrance examinations. For a preliminary evaluation, candidates have to submit:

  • Application form
  • Video recording in DVD format (or link)

Entry Application

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility during the preliminary application round will be invited to the entrance examinations. Online application form must be completed no later than 24 hours before the beginning of the entrance examination, which is indicated in the schedule of entrance examinations.

The application includes:

  • Copy of passport / ID card
  • Documents (originals) witnessing a university Bachelor’s degree (diploma and its supplement), or copies certified by a Notary Public
  • Recognition of a Bachelor’s qualification: certificate issued by the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
  • Certificate in level of English or Russian language proficiency (at least B1)
  • Payment receipt of administration fee
  • 1 Photo

Entrance Examinations

Entrance examinations are organised at the Academy.

Artistic Doctorate Studies in the Field of Music

List of Documents:

The following documents and records are to be submitted by the applicant to artistic doctorate studies:

  • Application to the Rector
  • CV and description of creative activity
  • Master’s degree diploma or an equivalent higher university education diploma and its supplement
  • List of the applicant’s creative works (concerts, audio/video recordings, compositions)
  • Copies of contest and festival diplomas, reviews in press, etc.
  • Master’s thesis, publications in cultural, art and scientific publications (if any)
  • Descriptor of the planned artistic research project (between 3,000 and 5,000 words; printed and electronic versions
  • Program of the presentation of creative work/performance (the artistic part of the entrance examination), including duration of pieces (total duration between 30 and 40 min.)
  • Records of musical works or compositions created by applicants (duration of 20 min.)
  • Questionnaire with a photo
  • Copy of the passport or ID card
  • Copy of the bank receipt confirming the payment of the entrance fee
  • Advanced English knowledge is required (Level C1) according to Common European Framework: IELTS – level 7, TOEFL – 110-120.

Accommodation

Address: Giedraičių g. 57, 08212 Vilnius

(More Information: https://lmta.lt/en/)

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Great Hall)
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Juozas Karosas Hall)
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Organ Hall)

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