The words by Galina Volkova, the Head of the Art Design Centre

I am glad to welcome you on the Art Design Center’s site.

The Art Design Centre is a department of the Art History Faculty of the Russian State University for the Humanities. The Centre was founded by the order of the Head of the University in 2000. The Art Design Centre's main goal is to train highly qualified experts possessing creative intellect, profound knowledge of theory and practice of design and capable of working with new digital technologies. The Centre provides degrees in "Design" specializing in the "Interior Design" and the "Photographic design".

For the decade of its existence the Art Design Centre formed a group of educational specialists enjoying authority in the world of art design, architecture, applied arts and photography. The educational programs are based on the individual work with the students and maintaining required creative atmosphere of studying in order to achieve greater results.

It should be mentioned that the Russian State University for the Humanities possesses unique funds including rich historical and artistic collections which provide basis for education. One of these collections is the Tsvetaeva Museum of Art and Education. The educational programs organized there provide first-hand view of the copies of the world art masterpieces such as the ones of the Ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. In the Russian State University for the Humanities there is an exhibition hall where one can admire projects by contemporary artists from Russia and abroad. The hall is also used for exhibiting works by the Art Design Centre's students and stuff.

The Art Design Centre possesses art studios, photographic laboratories and computer rooms required for the educational process. The Centre also includes a rich material base (plaster models, models for still life, digital graphic stations, working materials, tools, etc.) During there work students are provided with the best examples of drawing, painting, descriptive geometry, photography, etc. The students attend specially arranged meetings with the Russian and foreign experts in the field of design and photography. Master-classes and extra seminars are also organized.

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