Partner University: ITMO University

Place of Study: Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master
Duration: 2 Years (120 credits)
Language: English
Application Deadline: 01 July 2018
Admission Requirements: Bachelor degree in art or science or related fields with good/excellent grades. CV & motivation letter. Upper-Intermediate level of English (B2 according to CEFR)*
Price: 199 000 Rub for Russian students, 219 000 for foreign students.

Career Options: graduates may become artists within Art & Science; art-entrepreneurs, or create their own projects and startups in Art & Science; work as museum or independent curators, museum designers; graphic designers and 3D-modelers for hi-tech companies; science illustrators; artists who work with hi-tech innovations for the enterprise industrial cluster. Besides, graduates may study Art & Science in academia and then become PhD students.

Art & Science is an interdisciplinary area of contemporary culture, located at the intersection of the rationally scientific and intuitively artistic ways of exploring the world. These two areas are connected, allowing not only to understand science but also to see its beauty and creative capacity. Art & Science provocatively and defiantly goes beyond the traditional understanding both of art and science, creating a wide field for innovations in society.

The first “Art & Science” program in Russia is created for those whose wish is to overcome any disciplinary boundaries. It allows to master the required skills in science and engineering for artists who are already engaged in the artwork and who would like to find new ways of expressing their creative initiatives. At the same time, the program is designed to reveal the creative potential of those who have some practical experience in the spheres of IT and Computer Science, Robotics, Photonics or Biotechnology, and who are seeking for new ways of development and communication.

The basis of the studying process is a problem-based learning approach which allows you to fully immerse yourself in the chosen area, which forms critical thinking and the skills of independent search for solutions and teamwork. Interpretation of the global world challenges is the backbone of this program. Theoretical knowledge and practical skills that help you to consider the topical problems of present human being in new context are built up on this backbone. Within two years, students are working with global challenges of modern world, creating their own artistic project that is connected to one of the challenges. This project work takes the form of art-residency.

Benefits of the Program

Content of the Program

The program contains 4 main units:

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination sucessfully.


Sergey Belov,
manager of ITMO Art & Science Center,
manager of the program



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