GAMAIUNOV Petr Petrovich
Director of the Institute
SAFRONOVA Irina Nikolaevna
Head of the Department
Current position in rankings. The university is listed among leading HEIs in the Design study field group – it was ranked second among HEIs of the Russian Federation in 2018 (Quality monitoring of admission to Russian higher education institutions of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, the Federal Service for Supervision of Education and Science, National Research University Higher School of Economics). The university is ranked 11th among HEIs of Saint Petersburg and 50th among HEIs of the Russian Federation according to Forbes.
Teaching staff. The departments employs highly qualified specialists, current designers, members of creative unions such as the Union of Artists of Russian and the Union of Designers of Saint Petersburg. Many of them are laureates of all-Russian and international contests. The program directors receive letters of appreciation and positive feedback on graduates' excellent competence from firms such as Concept Club, Stayer, Fur House, and from the Union of Designers of Saint Petersburg.
Facilities and resources. Classrooms have all the necessary training equipment. The programs and disciplines related to digital technologies are taught in computer classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology. All students are accommodated in a dormitory and have an opportunity to join 18 sports clubs and relax in the sports and recreation camp in the Karelian Isthmus.
Strategic partners. Students undertake educational internship in art history and costume history in the State Hermitage Museum, the Russian Museum, the Russian Museum of Ethnography and work placement in design studios and fashion houses of Russia and Saint Petersburg. The institute cooperates with art and design universities of France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Japan, and China.
International projects and programs. Students participate in international educational programs, all-Russian and international contests of young fashion designers.
Competitive advantages. By the end of the study course, students of the Costume Design major create fashion collections. The students' works participate in exhibitions in all artistic disciplines and expositions of models made in material. The photos of clothes made by students are exhibited in all exhibition rooms of Saint Petersburg. Many students of the institute go abroad to participate in academic exchange and undertake study placement, participate in educational international projects on creative cooperation with the AMD Academy of Fashion and Design (Germany), University of Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland), and the Estonian Academy of Arts.
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