Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) is an internationally recognized higher education institution, which trains artists for a professional career in music, theatre, dance and film. Specializing in art education, the Academy also offers the didactics of art disciplines, music therapy, art management and art research studies, which combined with artistic and creative practice on doctoral level make the Academy’s profile distinguished.

Student-centered teaching and learning, research and artistic research, artistic practice in creation, performance, improvisation and collaboration with creative industries shifts the LMTA towards open innovation and constant development.

There are numerous events and artistic projects organized durign the entire study year (over 400) when students give solo recitals, perform in chamber or symphonic music concerts, pesent choire, folk, jazz and contemporary music programmes, as well as participate in operas, theatrical plays, contemporary dance performances, film productions and screenings.

Internationalization at the Academy is recognized as an important tool for constant improvement, and it is a natural part of studies (both teaching and learning activities), artistic and research activities. LMTA students are encouraged to build their international profiles and personal networks worldwide and to develop intercultural skills by taking one semester or at least two months studying or training abroad as interns. A wide range of opportunities such as Erasmus+ programme and Nordplus students exchange programmes are available for everyone, scholarships are offered.

Founded in 1933, LMTA currently trains about 900 students in 40 art disciplines and is located in the capital city of Vilnius, which is designated by UNESCO as a historical World Heritage site.


1. Studies


The Faculty of Music consists of 20 Departments. The Faculty delivers 13 study programmes. Each week concerts are organised, master courses, which are conducted by the Lithuanian and foreign pedagogues are run. Students actively participate in international projects, festivals and competitions: in the concerts of the Festival Harmos (Portugal), the Brass academy (Estonia), Nordplus Percussion plus (Sweden), ISA summer academy and the concerts organised by it (Austria), and in the projects of the network NordOpera and others.

Students of the Faculty of Music are trained by eminent pedagogues, Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize winners: Vaclovas Augustinas, Juozas Domarkas, Petras Geniušas, Zbignevas Ibelgauptas, Donatas Katkus, Sigutė Stonytė, Asta Krikščiūnaitė, Vladimiras Prudnikovas, Irena Milkevičiūtė, Rytis Mažulis, Rūta Rikterė, Mūza Rubackytė, Raminta Šerkšnytė, Audronė Vainiūnaitė, Augustinas Vasiliauskas, Petras Vyšniauskas and others.

During the past several years the infrastructure of the Faculty has been markedly renewed: the Opera Studio has been modernised, concert halls, which are extensively used for different events, concerts, examination sessions, etc., have been renovated. The students can play new musical instruments and make use of the modern Audio-video and Information Technologies Centre, as well as the Music Innovation Studies Centre, which has specialised studies and audio research facilities, mobile acoustic space for music recordings and a unique Julius Juzeliūnas sphere of spatial sound.


– 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 Music History

– Department of Music Theory

– 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 of Theatre and Film trains highly skilled specialists in theatre, dance, cinema, art history and theory, and arts management. The faculty was established in 1991 and initially drama theatre actors were trained there. However, over several decades it has developed into the main centre in Lithuania for the education of professionals of stage, film and related professions.

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.

All of the faculty’s units maintain close cultural and artistic relations with professional institutions in relevant fields and take an active role in the activities of profiled international networks, such as Nordplius, E:UTSA (Europe: Union of Theatre Schools and Academies), EdE (École des Écoles), CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Écoles de Cinéma et de Télévision) and ENCATC (European Network on Cultural Management and Policy). The faculty constantly arranges lectures delivered by actors, playwrights and directors from abroad, and international workshops, masterclasses and projects are also held there.

The Faculty of Theatre and Film organises various events: a dance festival Shok akademija; the annual student film festival Šoblės kino festivalis along with film sessions by the Šoblė cinema club; an annual theatre festival organised together with the LMTA Art Centre to celebrate World Theatre Day; and the individual works competition Balkono okupacija (Occupying the Balcony).

The faculty contains a cinema hall and theatre workshops. The newly refurbished Balcony Theatre holds student performances, competitions of individual works, festivals of minor dramaturgy and contemporary stage art festivals, etc. The Audio-Visual Arts Industry Incubator (AMII), established together with the Vilnius Academy of Arts and the Lithuanian Film Studio, is available to all of the faculty’s students.


– Deanery Information

– Department of Film and Television

– Department of Art History and Theory

– Art Management Division

– Department of Dance and Movement

– Department of Acting and Directing

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