Welcome to the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) “Kr. Sarafov”

Sofia, Bulgaria

NATFA is the most popular institution for Theatre and Film Arts Education in Bulgaria, situated in the heart of the capital city, Sofia. In NATFA, there are around 650 students and the Academy has around 85 full time professors. The academic teaching staff are known for their high artistic achievements both in the country and abroad. Their teaching is informed by their rich professional experience, and they aspire to develop curricula and programs which meet the individual needs of the students and enable them to form their own creative and methodological approaches.

NATFA received the official ERASMUS charter awarded under the ERASMUS+ programme from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) . Please see the Erasmus charter here




  • Using ERASMUS, you can take a study period at NATFA. ERASMUS offers financial support to study at our university (please check with your university for details on the study grant);
  • The study period is one or two semesters;
  • Courses successfully followed here will be recognized by your university based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Available courses at NATFA and number of credits assigned to each, are available below:


Bachelor of Arts

Stage Arts

 Screen Arts

Master of Arts

Screen Arts



Using ERASMUS, you can teach at NATFA

  • ERASMUS offers financial support to teach at our university (please check with your university for details);
  • The teaching period is usually one week (minimum 8 teaching hours over a period of maximum 6 weeks);
  • Please contact our Erasmus Coordinators to discuss all the academic details: erasmus.natfa @gmail.com



Should you be interested in visiting our academy, please contact us: see Erasmus Contacts




1. Nomination from your university: your university has to nominate you as an Erasmus student at NATFA.
2. Application procedure/documents
2.1. Erasmus Application  (download here)
2.2. Learning Agreement for Studies (download here)
2.3. Transcript of Records
2.4.Curriculum Vitae   (download here)
2.5.Portfolio or Audio / video recording (up to 15 min. of performance

Fill, sign, scan & send documents by e-mail to erasmus.natfa@gmail.com and original documents send by post to NATFA (look at “erasmus contacts”)

3. NATFA Nomination: after you send us your Applications documents we have one month to set a decision and nominate Erasmus Students for our academy and to send them the Acceptance Letter

Deadlines (application & NATFA nomination):

• Winter Semester (September 15th to mid-February)
Application May 15th & Results June 15th

• Summer Semester (mid of February – end of June)
Application November 15th & Results December 15th


Accommodation: All Erasmus students can be accommodated at reasonable prices at the Academy`a dormitory situated on the premises of the Sofia Students’ Campus. The campus never stops living and its infrastructure includes sports’ facilities, a wide variety of restaurants, recreational and entertainment canters, a specialized polyclinic hospital, shopping areas, children playgrounds and nursery-schools, low-price students’ diners and a convenient transport network.



Incoming & Outgoing mobilities: Dr. Krasimira Ivanova (tel. +359 9231 231), Dr. Yana Dzharova – Karakoleva (+359 9231 233)

Institutional Coordinator: Iliana Dimitrova (tel+359 9231 211)
e-mail: erasmus.natfa@gmail.com



National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) “Kr. Sarafov”
International Relations Office

108A “Rakovsky”Str.
Sofia 1000

Hope you will have a fruitful and unforgettable stay here!