International partnership at all levels of artistic and academic exchange is among the leading priorities of NATFA. The school has established and maintained long-term bilateral or multi-lateral contacts with universities and academies of arts in Europe and around the world, as well as fruitful partnerships in projects under various educational, research and training programs.

NATFA has agreements for inter-academic exchange with:


All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov (a.k.a. VGIK)

VGIK is the oldest film school in the world, founded in 1919. Some of the most prominent cinematographers in the world who have taught at the institute are: Lev Kuleshov, Marlen Khutsiev, Alexei Batalov, Sergey Eisenstein, Mikhail Romm and Vsevolod Pudovkin.

Among the instititute’s graduates are Sergei Bondarchuk, Elem Klimov, Nikita Mihalkov, Sergei Paradjanov, Alexander Sokurov and Andrei Tarkovski.



Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS)

GITIS is the largest and oldest independent school of theatre arts in Russia, founded in 1878.

GITIS educates students in various professions in the theater art and provides traditional university education in the field of liberal arts and humanities for more than 1 500 students.



 Higher School of Stage Arts “G.G. Dadamyan”






Kazakh National Academy of Arts “TK Zhurgenov”

The academy has its own educational theater and student television channel. It develops wide international activities.

Graduates find easily practical realization.




Macromedia University

Macromedia is a private university with campuses in Munich, Cologne, Berlin and Hamburg. It offers programmes such as: Film Directing, Media and Communications, Management in the Music Industry, Management in the Fashion Industry, Strategic Marketing, Design Management and others.