Undergraduate courses are offered in the fields of theatre and radio directing, acting, speech training, set design, costume design, dance and movement, and stage singing. Graduates obtain a university degree in acting or directing. Postgraduate studies cover acting and speech training, theatre and radio directing, set design and costume design.
At the end of each semester, students of acting and directing prepare public theatre productions, dance or music performances, or radio programmes for either internal audiences or the general public, which are developed under the tutorship of the Academy's lecturers and often in collaboration with external creators. These productions are sometimes also co-produced by other theatres and production houses and included in the side programme at the Maribor Theatre Festival.
AGRFT productions are presented at various international theatre festivals and academies, among others the SETKANI/ENCOUNTER International Festival of Theatre Schools in Brno, Czech Republic; Istropolitana, Bratislava, Slovakia; the Skomrahi Meeting of Theatre Academies in Macedonia; the Prix Italia – International Competition of Radio, Television and Web; and the Prix Marulić – International Festival of Radio Plays and Documentary Radio Dramas in Croatia.
The major part of international student exchange is carried out through the Erasmus and CEEPUS programmes. The Academy’s partners in student exchange programmes and intensive seminars are the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Liverpool Hope University College, the University of Antwerp, Free University Berlin, DAMU Prague, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Darlington College of Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, and others.
The Academy has established links with other institutions in the region, such as the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb (Croatia), the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade (Serbia), and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje (FYR Macedonia).