- 3 Bachelors
- Public Institution Type
In 1919 composer Juozas Naujalis founded the music school of Kaunas. This school was acknowledged as a school of higher education and in 1933 was reorganised into the Conservatoire of Kaunas. 1933 is therefore considered to be the founding year of the current Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Degree studies in Music (Music Performance, Composition, Sound Directing, Musical Folklore, Music Theory and Criticism), Theatre and Film (Acting, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Film Directing, Theatre Directing, History and Criticism of Performing and Film Arts), Dance (classical and contemporary), Pedagogy (Didactics of Music, Music Pedagogy), Art Studies (Arts Management), and Music Therapy are available. See Course Catalogue for a full list of bachelor and master programmes.
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) is an internationally recognized higher education institutions, which trains artists for a professional career in music, theatre, dance, and film. Specializing in art education, the Academy also offers the didactics of music disciplines, art management and art research studies, which combined with artistic and creative practice make the Academy's profile distinguished. Student centered teaching and learning, research and artistic research, artistic practice and creation, performance, improvisation and collaboration with creative industries shifts the Academy towards open innovation and constant development.
The process of integrating international and intercultural dimension into teaching and learning at the LMTA has developed into dynamic process of internationalization. This process of change is supported by students and teachers mobility, international projects, intensive courses, joint curriculum development, joint artistic and research activities. Academic mobility is the prioritized activity. Every year about 40 teachers go abroad for teaching visits, and about 10-15 for training. More than 70 guest teachers, artists and professors give lectures, seminars, workshops and masterclasses for LMTA students.
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