Top 5 Performing Arts Universities in Hungary!

The theatre scene in Hungary is growing substantially and it all begins in the schools! Below, BroadwayWorld rounds up the top 10 performing arts schools in Hungary. Check out the list below!

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1. University of Theatre and Film Arts -

Today, the University of Theatre and Film Arts is one of Europe's most versatile institutions, providing quality education of the highest standards. It is truly one of a kind in Hungary. It is the only institution that gives BA and MA degrees to the future creative artists of theatre, film and television. Thus, it strives to create conditions and programs that favor quality above all else and achieve the highest possible standards.

Student works have often received and continue to receive awards at festivals around the globe. The most important indicator of the achievements is that the graduates of the University belong in the frontline of their artistic fields. The majority of nationally and internationally awarded theatre, film and television professionals received their education at the University of Theatre and Film Arts.

To this day, the University continues to grow in quality and appeal. We value a centered approach even when market relations appear in the artistic life and education. The number of applicants also continues to grow year after year, as we receive 20 times more applications than we can accept. In addition, the number of those with preliminary training has increased and with it, the number of students studying for their second degrees, as well.

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2. Cineuropa (Budapest University of Drama) -

The University of Theatre and Film Arts is one of Europe's most versatile institutions providing education of the highest standards. It is truly one of a kind in Hungary, being the sole institution providing BA and MA degrees to the future creative artists of theatre, film and television. It strives to create conditions and programmes that foster quality above all, training students who achieve the highest possible standards.

One of the most Unique Features of the university is that all members of the academic staff are active artists. They are outstanding figures in the fields of Hungarian theatre, film and television, who are passing on the essence of their professional experience to the students. Therefore, the university is truly a part of the network of artistic life.

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3. University of Arts Târgu-Mures -

The University of Arts Târgu-Mure? is an accredited higher education state institution, as established by law. The University of Arts Târgu-Mure? is engaged in education, scientific research and artistic creation, based on the regulations and established benchmarks of University Charter, in accordance with the national legislation (The Romanian Constitution, National Education Act no.1/2011 and other national laws and regulations in the fields of education and culture) and the principles of the European Higher Education Area.

The current structure of the University was formed in the flow and the rhythm of successive mutations produced in university culture since the middle of the last century. The legal forerunner of the University of Arts Târgu-Mures, the Hungarian Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts in Cluj-Napoca, was founded in 1946 by Decree - Law no. 276 of April 9, signed by King Michael, the Minister of Arts, Mihai Ralea, and the Finance Minister Gheorge Tatarescu. In 1948 (due to the Order of the Ministry of Public Education, no.249 of October, 26), the Art Institute in Romanian was founded in Cluj-Napoca, while the Art
Institute in Hungarian continued the academic training which had begun at the Conservatory. In 1950, by Decision no. 1137/06.11, the Council of Ministers decided the unification of the two Institutes of Arts, therefore the Szentgyörgyi István Theatre Institute was established. At that time, the Institute was running a Drama Department in Romanian and a drama and directing department in Hungarian.

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4. University of Szeged -

The Faculty of Arts in Szeged is one of the most prominent institutes offering training in the humanities and social sciences in Hungary. Its broad training range provides access to 15 undergraduate and 40 graduate programmes (of which 16 are teacher training programmes) - the opportunity for the students to immerse themselves in different fields is guaranteed by several optional specializations and professional courses.

The scientific acclaim of the Faculty of Arts in Szeged is not only shown by the great variety of the courses it offers, but also by the fact that its 5 doctoral schools offer as many as 33 programmes to obtain a PhD after successfully completing doctoral studies. One of our foremost objectives is to train people who can contribute to the building of our community and the maintenance of our environment as responsible intellectuals of the future. To achieve this, it is paramount to familiarize ourselves with our historical legacy and traditions, while remaining open and maintaining curiosity towards the cultures of both Europe and the world.

5. Eötvös Loránd University? -

Eötvös Loránd University is a modern university with more than 370 year old traditions.The predecessor of Eötvös Loránd University was founded in 1635 in the rural town of Nagyszombat by Cardinal Péter Pázmány, as a catholic university for teaching Theology and Philosophy. In 1770-1780, the University was transferred to Buda and later to Pest, and with the support of Maria-Theresa, the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, became the Royal Hungarian University. Over the following decades, new faculties were established to meet the expectations of a learned society. In the second half of the 19th Century, the University developed into a centre of modern higher education in today's sense, covering nearly every scientific field. In 1950 the university was reorganized and adopted its present name. It was named after one of its professors, the world-famous physicist, Loránd Eötvös. Recently, a new campus has been built on the scenic banks of the Danube for the Faculties of Natural and Social Sciences and Informatics. Currently, the university has eight faculties: Natural Sciences, Informatics, Law and Political Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Psychology, Elementary and Nursery School Teacher Training and the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education.

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