HSE ART AND
DESIGN SCHOOL Undergraduate programs

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Creative competition

A creative competition involves online uploading of a prepared project for the chosen educational profile into a special section of the website of the HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL.

Uploading projects starts in April and will continue until the end of official submission of documents to the HSE Bachelor's programs.

Details about exams

The creative exam is conducted online — via the download system on the HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL website.

Examination committee that evaluates projects may include not just HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL professors but also invited representatives of the expert community.

Within each educational program, the applicant chooses only one profile. Applicants entering several educational programs of HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL submit a separate project for each of the programs in accordance with the chosen profile.

A creative project is a series of works (from 6 to 12), united by one theme, connected by a single concept and a single stylistic solution.

The subject of the project for admission is chosen by the applicant independently and must reveal his / her creative potential and level of artistic thinking. HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL offers possible, but not required, topics. If applicants choose for their project something different from the proposed topics, then, provided that the principle of seriality, conceptuality and unity of style is preserved, the commission will consider such a project on an equal basis with everyone else.

Each project must be prepared specifically for the entrance examinations at HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL. It is not allowed to submit projects completed for entrance exams to other universities, as well as diploma works performed for colleges and other institutions of secondary vocational education.

When submitting a project, the applicant can attach a sketchbook to it. In the case of online submission, it must be digitized and uploaded to any open resource or presented as a separate open Instagram account.

Evaluation of creative projects for applicants of the online bachelor's program Design is carried out exclusively online via HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL website.

Design

Educational program for students who want to become professionals in various areas of modern design.

Elaborate and constantly updated program allows students to gain fundamental knowledge, relevant skills and to get a profession that is in demand in modern society. The practice-oriented approach to working on students’ projects and supervision of successful russian designers provides an opportunity to gain real work experience, build an impressive portfolio and integrate into the professional environment while studying.

In 2020, THE HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL offers students to chose from 14 different BA profiles on «Design» program: communication design, animation and illustration, environmental design, interior design, design and coding, design and contemporary art, game design and virtual reality, theater and cinema artist, media and design, comics, design and advertising and others.

Profiles

Communication design

Curator
Alexandra Kuznetsova

Specializations
Branding
Multipage publications
Motion design

Animation and illustration

Curator
Alexey Rumin

Specializations
Animation
Visual effects
Illustration
Multimedia design

Students learn a wide range of audio practices, from applied skills in sound engineering, composition, music production and multimedia installations to conceptual exploration of the phenomenon from the standpoint of contemporary philosophy and art theory.

Лидия Игнатова. Бакалавриат. Работа за III курс
Лидия Игнатова. Бакалавриат. Работа за III курс
Станислав Ковалев. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс
Станислав Ковалев. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс
Гаяне Амбарцумян. Бакалавриат. Работа за IV курс
Гаяне Амбарцумян. Бакалавриат. Работа за IV курс
Ева Насонова. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс.jpg
Ева Насонова. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс.jpg
Анастасия Смирнова. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс.jpg
Анастасия Смирнова. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс.jpg
Наталья Сметанина. Бакалавриат. Работа за IV курс
Наталья Сметанина. Бакалавриат. Работа за IV курс
Алина Ивойлова. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс
Алина Ивойлова. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс
Александра Зимнухова. Бакалавриат. Работа за IV курс
Александра Зимнухова. Бакалавриат. Работа за IV курс
Валерия Анисимова. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс
Валерия Анисимова. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс
Елена Столярова. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс.jpg
Елена Столярова. Бакалавриат. Работа за II курс.jpg
Быстрова Арина. Бакалавриат. Работа за IV курс
Быстрова Арина. Бакалавриат. Работа за IV курс

Head of the profile:
Alrxey Kukharonok

Specializations:
3D-animation
Visual Effects
Realtime technologies in film industry (Unreal Engine)

Media and design

Curator
Igor Shulinskiy
Anna Narinskaya

Fashion

Educational program for students who want to become fashion designers, fashion photographers, jewelers and universal professionals of the fashion industry.

HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL provides students with everything they need to start a career in the fashion industry: while studying they create fashion collections, hold photo shoots and fashion shows, study the history of the costume. Education is focused on the practice under the guidance of their curators — successful designers and experts in the fashion world. The educational track of each student depends on the profile he chose: Fashion design, Branding in the fashion industry, Photography in fashion and advertising or Jewelry art and object design in fashion.

Profiles

Ксения Ермакова. Бакалавриат. Работа за 4 курс
Ксения Ермакова. Бакалавриат. Работа за 4 курс
Айдана Токтонбекова, Дарья Лукаш, Наталья Наливайко. Бакалавриат. Работа за 3 курс. «Into Magazine»
Айдана Токтонбекова, Дарья Лукаш, Наталья Наливайко. Бакалавриат. Работа за 3 курс. «Into Magazine»
Елена Чаробай. Бакалавриат. Работа за 3-й курс.«Burberry campaign»
Елена Чаробай. Бакалавриат. Работа за 3-й курс.«Burberry campaign»
Алена Неверова, Алиса Пономаренко. Бакалавриат. Работа за 2-й курс.«Лукбук»
Алена Неверова, Алиса Пономаренко. Бакалавриат. Работа за 2-й курс.«Лукбук»
Анастасия Казьмина, Светлана Школдина. Бакалавриат. Работа за 3 курс
Анастасия Казьмина, Светлана Школдина. Бакалавриат. Работа за 3 курс
Полина Лобанова. Бакалавриат. Работа за 4 курс. «Russia without Subtitles»
Полина Лобанова. Бакалавриат. Работа за 4 курс. «Russia without Subtitles»

Fashion-journalism

Head of the profile
Anzor Kankulov

Contemporary art

Educational program for students who want to become artists, curators, theorists and practitioners in all areas of contemporary art.

Program «Contemporary art» at HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL is an opportunity to master the most advanced artistic practices, to get into the theory and history of art, to develop conceptual thinking. Students are actively involved in their own original projects and try themselves in different types of art: they create video art and installations, participate in exhibitions and international competitions. In the first year, they choose one of the three profiles on which their further professional track depends: Artist and curator, Photography and multimedia, Cinema and video art.

Students perform a full range of tasks to create a modern brand identity, develop a corporate identity, design print publications and try themselves in complex multimedia design.

Students learn to create animated 2D and 3D animation, computer games, advertisements, websites, video installations, TV screensavers, illustrations and comics, augmented reality.

Students go through all stages of game development: formulate an idea, create concept art, design game mechanics, and finally plan the release and monetization of the final product.

About HSE

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HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL is a subdivision of the Higher School of Economics National Research University, one of the leading universities in Russia, a participant of the majority of authoritative international educational ratings (QS, ARWU, Times Higher Education, U.S. News Best Global Universities Subject).

It’s not only a huge scientific laboratory, but a representative expert platform as well: the HSE personnel are actively involved in the key expert discussions, they are members of many collegiate and consultative bodies and are opinion leaders of the most important issues in the sphere of education, social policy, healthcare, demography, labor market, transport, public administration, and technological development.