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The Faculty of Fine Arts

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GET WORLDWIDE EDUCATION!

Faculty of Fine Arts Herzen University began his work in 1959. From the first days of its existence, he not only carefully preserves the traditions of academic education, but also boldly goes towards modern innovative technologies.

Today, its graduates work in a wide variety of creative fields, from fine art and graphics to commercial web design and advertising. These are successful artists and talented teachers, non-standard designers and just people who are well versed in the visual arts. They work in advertising companies, design studios, media outlets, educational institutions, etc.

Currently, the Faculty of Fine Arts is not only one of the leaders in art and pedagogical education in the university industry, but is also one of the most sought-after areas of study among foreign students.

And one more fact. The works of graduates of the faculty of recent years have reached such a high artistic level that they have already been exhibited repeatedly at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.


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Student in painting class


The faculty is taught by laureates of international exhibitions, outstanding artists of Russia:

Valery Lednev - painter, candidate of art history, professor, people's artist of the Russian Federation, honored artist of the Russian Federation, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts;

Alexander Baklanov - graphic artist, people's artist of the Russian Federation, graduate of the faculty of fine arts of the Russian State Pedagogical University named after A.I. Herzen, author of sketches of all current Russian coins - from a penny to a ten-ruble;

Vladimir Kuzmichev - painter, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Union of Artists of Russia, awarded with a Diploma of the Russian Academy of Arts and diplomas of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation;

Yuri Kurnin - participant of more than 70 art exhibitions in Russia and abroad, deputy dean of the faculty of fine arts, associate professor, honorary worker of higher professional education of the Russian Federation;

Sergey Pen - author of more than 50 works from the collection and exposition of Russian state museums, professor, honored artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Union of Russian Artists;

Dmitry Levitin - Associate Professor, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Union of Artists of Russia, member of the Guild of Painters of St. Petersburg, for his work he was awarded state medals and diplomas of the Union of Artists of Russia.


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Exhibition of paintings by students


More than 50 teachers:

2 Folk artists of Russia
3 Honored artists of Russia
2 Honored Art Workers of Russia
1 Honored Worker of Culture of Russia
4 Honorary employees of higher professional education
4 Doctors of Science

More than 700 students:
of which more than 200 foreign students


OUR ADVANTAGES

• Highly professional team of teachers

• A wide selection of creative activities: painting, graphics, sculpture, arts and crafts

• Graduates are in demand in various fields of activity from teaching and creativity to management and PR

• An active creative atmosphere of study: field trips, competitions, exhibitions of student works, classes in historical museums and galleries in St. Petersburg



STUDYING PROGRAMS


Bachelor Degree Programs

• Teacher Education
Program: «Education in the field of fine and decorative arts»

• Teacher Education
Program: «Additional education (fine art and decorative arts)»


Master Degree Programs

• Teacher Education
Program: «Art»

    • Teacher Education
Program: «Design and Computer Graphics»


PhD

• Education and pedagogical sciences
Program: «Theory and Methods of training and education (Fine arts and Decorative arts, the levels of general and professional education)»

• Art History
Program: «Theory and History of Art»

• Art History
Program: «Fine and Decorative arts and Architecture»

 
 




Frequently asked questions

How to apply for degree/non-degree programmes?

➤ To apply a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme at Herzen University you need:

  • to choose a program
  • to prepare necessary documents (the list of documents is available here)
  • to pass entrance exams

More information about the admission procedure for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program is available here

➤ To apply for the Foundation programme or the Russian as Foreign Language courses you need:

  • to fill out application form here

➤ To apply for a non-degree programme or a teacher-training programme you need to make an enquiry via e-mail: international@herzen.edu.ru

What is the language of instruction at Herzen University?
How can I apply if I do not speak Russian?

The language of instruction at Herzen University is Russian.

If you do not speak Russian, you may take the Foundation programme – a Preparatory Course for Those Who Are Planning to Apply for a University Degree Programme.

Course duration – 10 months.

The Foundation programme starts every Monday throughout September - October.

Upon completion of the Foundation Programme you may apply for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program.

More detailed information about the Foundation Programme is available here

How to get a student visa?

➤ To get a student visa to study on Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme you have to get an official invitation letter from Herzen University.

To get an official invitation letter you need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of national passport (your passport has to be valid for at least 18 months from the date of your application).
  • A filled in application form
  • A copy of the last Russian visa (if applicable)

Upon receiving the original invitation letter, you have to contact the nearest consulate of the Russian Federation to obtain the visa.

➤ To get the Russian entry visa to study at the Foundation programme (10 months) or other Russian as Foreign language non-degree programmes you have to do the following:

  • to get an official invitation letter from Herzen University

To obtain the official invitation letter you need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of national passport passport (your passport has to be valid for at least 18 months from the date of your application).
  • A filled in application form

Upon receiving the original invitation letter, you have to contact the nearest consulate of the Russian Federation to obtain the visa.

What am I required to do upon arrival?

Upon arrival to St. Petersburg, you have to get the residence registration within the period of 7 days. The registration is required by the Russian migration law.

➤ If you stay at a Herzen University’s dormitory your residence registration is issued by the dormitory’s administrative staff.

➤ If you rent an apartment you have to address the landlord (property owner) in order to be registered at the place of your residence.

More detailed information about the residence registration procedure is available here