Musicology and Musical Applied Arts (Master's program) in Gnesins Russian Academy of Music

Master’s program (Music Journalism and Editorial Activities in Mass Media major)

Faculty of Music History, Theory and Composition,

Department of Music Journalism







Head of the Department

Tel. + 7 495 691-27-89


Current position in rankings. Gnesins Academy is ranked among Top 100 best Russian HEIs according to Forbes.

Achievements and awards. The program successfully underwent professional-public accreditation (the National Centre for Public Accreditation, 2019).

Students are laureates of all-Russian and international competitions (the International Student Music Research Competition, the Moscow, Music, PR competition, the Music. Cinema. Opinions.-XXI All-Russian Student Competition of Current Events Reviews, the Musical Dictation, etc.).

Teaching staff. The educational process is implemented at the degree-granting department of music journalism. The teaching staff of the department includes one Doctor of Arts, two PhDs in Arts, two Associate Professors. The teaching staff members L. Aristarkhova, N. Bagdasarian, P. Lutsker have long-term work experience in various media fields.

Facilities and resources. Specially equipped classrooms for individual and practical classes in special disciplines, the library and record library collections that are regularly replenished.

Education. While implementing the program, the teaching staff members use relevant teaching methods, interdisciplinary and interactive approaches to teaching. Students do practical training, undertake teaching, lecturing and philharmonic, and journalism internships.

Master students also have an opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies at Gnesins Academy.

Research. Students participate in international scientific conferences and forums (“Research of Young Musicologists,” “Opera in Musical Theater,” “Music in the Modern World: Culture, Art, Education,” etc.), large-scale creative projects (“The Glass Bead Game,” “Gnesin Contemporary Music Week,” etc.). The student research and creativity society is also actively involved in education, journalism and concert performance.

Strategic partners. The Moscow International House of Music, the Russia-Culture TV channel, the Musical Review and Musical Klondike newspapers, the Musical Life magazine, the Orpheus radio station, the Russian National Museum of Music, etc.

Several times a year students can attend lectures given by music critic Geoffrey Norris from Great Britain.

Assistance and support for foreign students and teachers. International students and teaching staff are supported by the Dean’s Office for International Students and the Department of International Relations and Creative Projects.

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