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Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry

Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry

Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Design and Applied Arts is the oldest applied and industrial art university in Russia. Today the Academy prepares highly qualified specialists in popular artistic professions, among them: product, environment and graphic designers, muralists and sculptors, decorative artists, restorers and art critics.

Stroganov Academy was founded in 1825 by Count Sergey Stroganov – a member of a noble Russian family, who consequently supported the development of national art and industry. Since then Stroganov Academy has raised plenty of talented artists who made the glory of Russian art and design. Stroganov diploma means quality. Our graduates work in all leading studios and agencies throughout the world. A lot of them are successfully self-employed. World famous artists, architects and designers has always been welcomed to teach at Stroganov Academy despite their artistic views or preferences. M. Vrubel, K. Korovin, V. Kandinsky, F. Shekhtel, A. Rodchenko contributed a lot to the formation of a unique tuition system – the Stroganov School, the very essence of which is respect to the tradition and openness to the innovation.

A student of the 21st century will find within the walls of modern Stroganov Academy the opportunities to improve both academic and digital art skills at his or her choice. Nowadays the teaching staff of the Academy also consists of big names and talented youth both in contemporary and classical art. Tradition and innovation get along very well and result in bringing up creativity and bold artistic thinking. The tuition in lecture rooms, and drawing, painting or sculpture classes is very well accomplished with practical students’ work in specialized workshops. The range of workshops at the Academy is from the old-fashioned open fire blacksmith forge to up-to-date highly sophisticated 3D printer and prototyping machines.

The Academy has also a very good museum that was founded in 1863 with the purpose to give the students the advantage of direct examination of the best world samples. The same principle is preserved today – the students have classes at the museum: they learn from the touch, take measurements, make copies, make research, restore etc.

Stroganov Academy is the main all-Russian educational and research institution in the field of design and applied arts. The tuition is provided at bachelor, specialist and master levels. It is arranged in 3 faculties (Design, Monumental and Decorative Applied Arts and Restoration) and 17 departments. There are also a 3-year postgraduate program, doctorate program and a wide range of short term special programs.



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