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17 Aug 2016

Zhurgenev Kazakh National Academy of Arts

The story of Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts begins in 1955, when the Kurmangazy Institute of Arts (currently the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatoire) opened its theatre faculty. In 1977, the faculty was transformed into the Almaty State Theatre and Arts Institute. From then on, with its newly introduced faculties and specialties, the institute became the base for Kazakhstan’s professional theatre and visual arts education. In 2000, the Kazakh State Institute of Theatre and Cinema and the Kazakh State Arts Academy merged to form the Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts.

Currently, the academy’s programmes are:

  • Film/Stage Directing;

  • Acting;

  • Performing Arts;

  • Choreography;

  • Scenography;

  • Camera Operating;

  • Painting;

  • Graphics;

  • Sculpture;

  • History of Art; and

  • Decorative Arts.

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