Since 1965, students of the Drama Department of the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig (HMT Leipzig) have had the opportunity to benefit from a very special form of education, unique in Germany: After two years of basic studies, the acting students receive their training at Studio Leipzig.

They act in repertoire productions, are taught by experienced colleagues from the acting company and have the opportunity of presenting their results at public audition events and in a premiere production of their own at Diskothek, their Studio Production. Up to the point of their Master’s degree in Acting, the second half of the student’s education is very much practice-oriented. Studio Leipzig is affiliated to the Drama Institute “Hans Otto” and headed by actor Annett Sawallisch and dramaturg Matthias Döpke.