Art Criticism

50.04.01In english and russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • 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)
Our advantages
  • Formation of critical thinking skills, and a creative approach to research activities in the selected area;
  • Gaining experience in writing about the art and history of cinematography as well as critical articles, reviews, analytical reviews on cinema, fine art and architecture issues;
  • Opportunity to attend seminars and engage with leading Russian and foreign art historians and art critics on a regular basis;
  • Access to library resources, photo lab, video-editing lab and multimedia, multimedia systems, and video conferencing classroom.
International relations
  • The University of Warsaw (Poland)
  • Regent’s University (Great Britain)
  • Utrecht University (the Netherlands)
  • The University of Edinburgh (Great Britain)
Career opportunities

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

  1. The Alexandrinsky Theatre
  2. The Hermitage
  3. The magazine “Seance”
  4. The film company “Bazelevs”
  5. Film Centre “Dom Kino”