In the 21st century, clothing is not just a utilitarian packaging of the body, but a separate visual language: the wardrobe has become a means of self-expression for everyone, and not just for individual social layers.
The focus has shifted — and now it is fashion that underlies the cultural self-determination of entire generations. Therefore, a much deeper knowledge is now required from a professional in this field. The HSE School of Design is the meeting place for the most talented young fashion designers in Moscow and Russia. They study under the supervision of curators, acting designers and industry professionals, who immerse students in the relevant context. Deep theoretical and practical training allows students to choose any profession in the fashion world, not limited to fashion design, and the student portfolio and participation in specialized contests and fashion weeks helps to express themselves in the professional environment while still being students.
The head of the department, a journalist and an expert in the field of fashion, at various times worked as the chief editor of OM magazines, Harper’s Bazaar, Black Square, Port, editorial director of L’Officiel and Numero magazines.
If you want to realize yourself in the fashion industry, then bachelor's profiles are open for you as part of the Fashion program.
The master's programs of Fashion are designed both for university graduates who want to connect life with the fashion industry, and for practicing clothing designers who intend to deepen their knowledge in the field.
Within the framework of the program, the School of Design trains specialists in visual communications and the promotion of fashion brands. The program includes a number of practical projects related to various aspects of the industry: trend analysis, organization and layout of photo shoots, advertising and marketing campaigns, development of a store concept.
Whether you want to get introduced to a new profession or upgrade your skills and reach a new career level, we offer annual and short continuing education programs for everyone.
Full professional training in a year. The program is intended for students without specialized education and training who intend to realize themselves in the fashion industry.
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.