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 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.
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.
Since the year 2011 Academy offers artistic doctorate (4 year third cycle studies).
Every year the Academy hosts about four hundred concerts, competitions, festivals and other artistic events, that are open to public, free-entrance. Research, artstic research and education achievements are being presented at international conferences and published in scientific journals of LMTA.
Academy is beautifully situated in the centre of Vilnius and currently owns six buildings. Facilities include three Concert Halls, two Dance Studios, Cinema Hall, Theatre Studio (Balkono teatras), Opera Studio, Library, Recording Library, IT facilties (wireless internet), Music Innovation Study Centre, and Folk Music Archive.
Founded in 1933, currently LMTA trains about 900 students in 40 art disciplines.