General InformationKharkiv I. P. Kotlyarevsky National University of Arts is the leading music and drama institution of higher education in Ukraine offering musicians, composers, musicologists, actors, stage directors and theatre critics an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals.
Kharkiv Conservatory was established in 1917, a result of professional music education development in Kharkiv. In 2004 the institute was awarded the university status. In 2011 it was given the status of National importance.
Today Kharkiv I. P. Kotlyarevsky National University of Arts is the only higher educational establishment in Ukraine to train students for successful careers both in the field of music and in the field of performing art. The teaching staff includes doctors and PhDs, professors and assistant professors, laureates of international and national competitions, holders of honorary titles. Training of the highest national and international standards is provided by 3 faculties and 24 departments. Throughout its history the university has trained about 15 000 highly professional specialists: instrumentalists and singers, conductors and stage directors, composers and musicologists, music and drama performers, animation theatre performers, critics and specialists in folklore, radio and TV workers.
The university alumni form the core of almost all creative organisations of the city: Opera and Ballet House, Philharmonic Society, drama and puppet theatres, theatres for children and youth, various creative groups and associations and, of course, all educational institutions of music and theatre.
Kharkiv I. P. Kotlyarevsky National University of Arts enjoys Level IV accreditation, which is the highest under Ukraine’s national standards and corresponds to the standards of the European system of education, and is licensed to train foreign students. Here the students are offered preparatory courses majoring in academic singing and theatre art as well as BA, MA, PhD, postgraduate internship and postdoctoral studies in Music Art and Performing Art.