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Batumi Art Teaching University

Batumi Art Teaching University

The history of the higher art educational institution in Batumi has its origins from 1990s. On 29 September, 1995 the State Institute of Art was established in Batumi by the Decision of the Georgian Government. After several years the Institute of Art became the leading educational center in artistic sphere. There were 3 Faculties and 9 Chairs at the Institute of Art. In 1996 a Ballet Studio was opened at the Institute for two age groups. In 1999 the Ballet Studio was separated from the Institute of Art and with the status of a school-college. In 1998 the Batumi Zakaria Paliashvili State Conservatory was opened on the basis of the musical disciplines faculty of the Institute of Art.

By the Decision N 137, 23 February, 2006 of the Georgian Government the Batumi State    Institute of Art and Batumi State Conservatory were joined with the newly opened  Legal  Entity of Public Law– Shota Rustaveli State University, in the status of the faculty of Art. 

By the Decision N 146, 14 August, 2009 of the Georgian Government the LEPL-Batumi Art Institute was established on the basis of the faculty of Art, LEPL Shota Rustaveli State University. The Institute was renamed as LEPL Batumi Art Teaching University by the Decision N 180, 9 October, 2009 of the Georgian Government. 

The Institute of Art and Conservatory (later the Faculty of Art) brought up hundreds of professional artists who are successfully conducting activities within the country and abroad. They are still taking active part in the cultural life of our city.

Batumi Art University is the only higher educational art institution which simultaneously conducts teaching in all the four directions: theatre, cinema, music and visual art. There is a two-cycle teaching at the university: BA and MA cycles. There are also some educational programs for diploma specialists. 

The educational programs are being conducted by highly qualified specialists working in Batumi as well as invited professors from partner higher educational institutions. They are conducting active teaching, professional-performing and scientific activities. 

The Art University is located in the oldest district - in Tamari district. 

Educational Programs at Art Teaching University in Batumi

Faculty of Visual, Theatre and Film-TV Arts

BA Level

1. Painting

2. Architecture

3. Interior Design

4. Wood and Metal Design

5. Textile Design

6. Clothes Design

7. TV Directing

8. TV Cameraman

9. TV Reporter

10. Actor of Drama and Puppet Theatre

11. Actor of Theatre and Cinema

12. Actor of Pantomime Theatre

13. Stage Directing of Drama Theatre

14. Stage Directing of Puppet Theatre

15. Film Directing

MA Level

1. Feature TV Film Directing

2. Stage Directing

3. Stage Directing of Puppet Theatre

4. Textile Design

5. Wood and Metal Design

Terminating Vocational Educational Programs

1. Editing Director

2. Assistant Director

3. TV Cameraman-Reporter

4. Sound Director

5. Artistic Treatment of Clothes

6. Artistic Treatment of Textile

7. Wood and Metal Work

8. Engraving

9. The Choreographer Tutor - IV Level 

10. The Choreographer Tutor -V Level

11. Artistic Design of Clothes -  IV Level 

12. Artistic Design of Clothes -  V Level

13. The Assembly Director - IV Level 

14. The Assembly Director  - V Level

15. Movie and TV Camera Operator - IV Level

Faculty of Music

BA Level

1. Fortepiano

2. String-Orchestral

3. Wind-Orchestral

4. Vocal (Academic Singing)

5. Conducting (Academic Choir)

6. Ethnomusicology 

MA Level

1. Academic Singing

2. Fortepiano

3. Ethnomusicology

Terminating Vocational Educational Programs

1. Jazz -  V  Level 

Faculty of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

BA Level

1. Art Criticism

2. Culture and Art Management

3. Film Studies

MA Level

1. Art History and Theory (History of Modern Georgian Art)

2. Art History and Theory (History of Old Georgian Art)

3. Culture and Art Management

4. Teacher of Visual and Applied Arts and Labor at Basic and Secondary Schools 

Other educational programs

1. Georgian language for foreigners

Admission rules

The Rules of Enrolment and Requirements for Foreign University Entrants/Graduate Students at Batumi Art State University without Unified Entry Examinations/Graduate Record Examinations.

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Hostel facility for students is also available. These facilities are made available as per the requirement of the students. Accommodation for students is very comfortable and upto the European life stands.

It is our great pleasure to announce to students that we have started to accept Applications for 2018 session Academic year for Undergraduate, Master and Preparatory Medium. To apply fill in our Online Application form on our website and send clear scanned copies of your credentials. We enable you to pick the program of your choice and you are guaranteed to get an admission in any of the National universities that offer your chosen course.

Types of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Georgia.

1) University – bachelor, master and doctoral programs  
2) Teaching university – bachelor and master programs
3) Colleges – bachelor and higher professional education programs

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