Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction:  English and Russian

Main academic courses


  • Current Challenges in the Methodology of the History of Art and Art Criticism
  • The Art of the 20th Century: Russia and the West
  • History of Western European Classical Architecture
  • History of Contemporary Film: the 2000s
  • Methodology of Art Studies and Art Criticism
  • Montage
  • Psychoanalytic Theories of Film
  • Current Issues in Humanities
  • Image Theory: Poetics of Film
  • Philosophical Aesthetics (in English)

International connections

  • Bard College (the USA)
  • The University of Warsaw (Poland)
  • Regent’s University (Great Britain)
  • Utrecht University (the Netherlands)
  • The University of Edinburgh (Great Britain)



The main place for internships — The Hermitage.

Graduates can work in the teaching and education spheres, carry out museum activities and management of cultural events, conduct research, and develop and implement projects in Art.

Prospective Employers

  • The Alexandrinsky Theatre
  • The Hermitage
  • The magazine “Seance”
  • The film company “Bazelevs”
  • Film Centre “Dom Kino”


Interested in this programme — set up your personal account to proceed with your application.