To be a student of the Acting Department one needs a secondary education certificate and go through the entrance exam. The MA studies last nine semesters. The syllabus comprises practical classes in acting, instructions in articulation, musical classes, physical excercises and theoretical subjects: history of literature, drama and theatre, music and fine arts; furthermore – courses dealing with the theory of literature. Graduate students have to play parts in two spectacles and write Master’s thesis on history and theory of the theatre. Each year about twenty graduates leave the department.