Graphic Artist (Printed Product Design) major
Higher School of Printing and Media Technologies, Department of Graphic Arts
Galina Lavrenko, Head of the Department
+7 (812) 764-96-24
Accreditation. State accreditation (2018).
Awards and achievements. The program has been recognized many times as the best as part of the Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia project. Students are winners of the international student contest for the best packaging design – A Clockwork Orange, the international student graphic arts contest “Experiment in Graphic Arts,” the international student graphic arts contest “Here and Now.”
Teaching staff. The department’s teaching staff includes highly qualified academic staff holding academic degrees. The teachers are members of creative unions, highly qualified specialists with extensive experience in practical, creative and pedagogic work, have awards for participation in the most prestigious exhibitions and contests.
Facilities and resources. The facilities and resources support all kinds of disciplinary and interdisciplinary training, students’ practical and research work. The department’s special subjects are taught in prepared and equipped creative workshops.
Education. Specialists’ training is based on traditional teaching of general subjects such as drawing, painting, and composition. Students also gain profound knowledge in book design and illustration, graphic design, engineering and print design of packaging, development of game art (artistic design of computer games), artistic web design, teaching visual art subjects, computer graphics and design.
As part of international academic mobility, students share professional creative experience, public lectures and master classes.
Competitive advantages. The varied creative study program preserving the best traditions of teaching creative subjects is aimed at developing students’ individual abilities. The practical part of the program is related to the development of creative projects, in particular,
for printing enterprises. Students achieve their creative potential both in graphic design and in creating visual objects for traditional print design of books, magazines, for creating aesthetics of computer games and websites. The department always cooperates with the
organizations working in all kinds of artistic spheres.
Employers and employment. The graduate employment rate is 90%. Cooperation while studying with manufacturing plants and enterprises that need creative resources allows graduates to fulfill their potential and become sought-after specialists. The department’s
strategic partners are the Union of Artists of Russia, the VITA NOVA publishing house, the Russian Collection SPb publishing house, the Book and Graphics Center gallery, the GALART advertising and publishing company.
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