Visual Technology in Museums

51.04.04In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Theory of Exhibition Design
  • Theory and Methodology of Studying Culture
  • Research Project
  • Theory of Visual Culture
  • Computer Reconstruction Technology
  • Digital Cultural Heritage
  • Museums of Modern Art
  • Modern Exhibition Process and Curatorial Projects
  • Modern Culture and the Methodology of Its Research
  • Foreign Language for Professional Communication
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Intercultural Communication: History and Theory
  • Exhibition Methods of Memorial and History Museums
  • Museum Design Techniques
  • Current Issues in Perception of a Museum Object
  • Current Issues in Iconography
  • Media Culture: Theory, Practice and Technologies
  • Photography as a Type of Media
Our advantages
  • The programme has been designed and is implemented in cooperation with the State Hermitage Museum.
  • Practical training is held at St Petersburg top museums.
  • Students acquire fundamental knowledge in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Students gain skills of putting their knowledge into practice in the field of museum and exhibition, and museum and educational activities.
  • Students gain skills of putting their knowledge into practice in the field of audiovisual production in various museums and other cultural institutions.
International relations
  • Belarusian State University
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • The University of Passau
  • The University of Southern Denmark, the Faculty of Humanities
  • Tianjin Normal University
  • Collegium Civitas
  • Charles University
  • The University of Ostrava
  • Hiroshima City University
Main areas of research
  • The phenomenon of the virtual museum
  • Methods of visualisation of museum and tourist activities
  • Museum design as a way of building the image and ‘language’ of the exhibit
  • Communication of visitors and contemporary art in the museum space
  • Museum and its visitors
  • Information technology in museum exhibit
Career opportunities

Organisations where our graduates work

  • museums and museum-type institutions, art galleries (state, public, industry-sponsored, and private ones)
  • academic institutions and other research centres, other cultural organisations and institutions; international research organisations and academic centres related to the study, preservation and promotion of cultural and natural heritage
  • higher educational institutions, general secondary schools and vocational schools, gymnasiums, and lyceums
  • historical and humanitarian editorial offices and publishing houses (academic and popular science ones)
  • the media including electronic and network
  • tourist and excursion organisations


  • Senior research associate
  • Museum custodian
  • Curator
  • Employee of the exhibition department
  • Museum educator
  • PR officer