Stage Acting

Next Admission: TBC

Course Brief

 Language of study: Latvian

 Full-time undergraduate programme

 Number of budget and paid study places: To be specified

 Tuition fee per year: To be specified

 Duration of studies:  Four years (8 semesters)

 Degree to be obtained: The Bachelor of Arts

 Place of study: Latvian Academy of Culture (24 Ludzas Street)

 International mobility opportunities: Studies, internships and graduate internships within the ERASMUS + exchange programme, opportunity to use foreign government scholarships and participate in summer schools

 Head of the programme: Prof. Zane Kreicberga

The programme aims to train academically and professionally well-rounded performers with a diverse skills base, who recognises their own talent and creative ability.
If you cannot choose what to become – an artist, a detective, a historian, a psychologist, a journalist or a scientist - all of these professions can be combined into one - become an actor.
In 2018, the programme will be provided in cooperation with the New Riga Theatre. Thus, studies will be organized both at the Theatre house of the Latvian Academy of Culture Zirgu pasts (46 Dzirnavu Street) and at the temporary residence of the New Riga Theatre Tobacco Factory creative quarter (58A Miera Street).
The programme focusses on both the acquisition of professional skills in the field of stage acting as well as on the personal development of each student, thus equipping them with the skill-set needed to become a professional actor; continually stretching and challenging each student to reach new levels of personal achievement and self-discovery.
General required (part A) and speciality based required (part B) study courses cover three directions: 
  1. Acquisition of the skills and abilities of acting (acting, voice training, stage movement, stage dancing, etc.); 
  2. Personality development (culture theory, cultural semiotics, art history, etc.); 
  3. Self-awareness (self-analysis and tasks for self-examination).
Graduates of the programme are shaping the field of theatre art in Latvia. They are able to blend the theory and practice of acting processes and integrate them into their performance. Therefore, they are thoroughly prepared, with the confidence and competency to take on any role on stage. 
Graduates of this programme have gone on to craft successful and inspiring careers across the entire spectrum of the industry, including the best known actors of the New Riga Theatre such as Andris Keišs (graduation year 1997), Baiba Broka (1997), Kaspars Znotiņš (1997), Iveta Pole (2004), Inga Alsiņa (2003), Gatis Gāga (2005), Jana Čivžele (2007), Kristīne Krūze (2007) and others.

Stage Acting

The courses included in the study programme allow students to develop the art of stage acting at theoretical, methodical and practical level. Students have the opportunity to work in the professional theatres of Latvia also during the study process thus demonstrating their abilities to apply technical skills to professional practice.

Theoretical fundamentals of arts and humanities

Students acquire the ability to orient themselves in different typologies and periodization systems of culture, as well as familiarize themselves with the different concepts of culture and art, thus gaining an understanding of the different principles of aesthetic thinking.

Department of Performing Arts

The Head of the Programme:  prof. Zane  

For more information regarding the programme and the application procedure:


Zane Kreicberga

Mg. art. Zane Kreicberga strādā Akadēmijā kopš 2000. gada, sākotnēji kā skatuves kustības pasniedzēja aktieriem un režisoriem, bet kopš 2010. gada aptverot arī laikmetīgā teātra teoriju un menedžmentu. Viņa ir viena no nu jau leģendārā aktieru un režisoru kursa absolventiem, kas Pētera Krilova un Annas Eižvertiņas vadībā pabeidza Akadēmiju 1997. gadā.

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