Lomonosov Moscow State University
Department of Arts
With a historic address at Bol'shaya Nikitskaya St. 3/1, the Faculty of Arts is located in the heart of Moscow, withing the walking distance of the Kremlin, Sotheby’s auction house, The Historical Museum, and other major cultural and historical institutions.
Our programms emphasize hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom, bringing students into direct contact with the works of art through study trips to galleries, museums in Moscow and across the US, the Chech Republic, Italy and China.
“At the Faculty of Art, we believe it essential to educate professionals who have good art background in art area and a profound belief in the power of art to change people’s lives for the better”
– Alexander P. Lobodanov, Dean,
Department of Arts
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is one of Russia’s most historic and prestigious university institutions. It’s ranked as one of BRICS’s top universities (Top 3, Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015). Lomonosov State University’s rank 35 in the top universities for linguistics, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015. Top 1 QS University Rankings: EECA 2015/2016. Top 5 among the best European universities (Thomson Reuters Academic Reputation Survey 2010-2014).
Our faculty developed collaborative relationships with a range of national and international institutions (more than 600 leading universities in Europe, Asia and North America).Among our key partners are Beijing Institute of Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sichuan University, Henan University, State University of New York , Univerzitet Crne Gore (Montenegro), Carlow University, University of Pisa (Università di Pisa), and Chinese company Perfect World Co., Ltd.
Flexible programmes tailored to your requirements.
Outstanding research-driving teaching.
Creativity as the central theme.
Excelent career opportunities.
International reputation for academic approach and innovative thought.
World-wide recognized diploma.
Our motto : “Improvements for better life”.
Faculty prepares BSc, MSc and postgraduate students in according to the state educational programme by the Ministry of Education and Science, the Russian Federation. New conception of training for future artists is the goal of educational programme. It provides as a synthesis of both classic university education, in the field of the theory and history of arts, and practical education of creative specialists in art area. Highly qualified specialists and great representatives of Russian culture (People’s and Honoured Artists of the Russian Federation) are involved in educational process.
Our faculty strives to bring a holistic vision of the world to our students. Understanding the laws and forms of its reflection in art, possessing excellent skills for creating pieces of art our graduate students are able to examine it professionally, and carry on expert and consulting work in art area.
Our students have unique possibilities to practice at the best theatres and concert halls in Russia, attending famous exhibitions, galleries, museums and participating in cooperative events with leading representatives of modern cultural space.
International Modern educational programme.
Undergraduate programme / BSc Degree:
Department of semiotics and theory of arts:
Theory of art
Drawing and pictorial art
Research skills and individual interests are developed through an academic dissertative plans and developed with individual supervision.
Department of theatrical art:
Performing Arts (Musical)
Pedagogy of Classical Dance
Pedagogy of Ballroom Dance
TV and Radio programme presenting
Our Department of theatrical art provides an exceptional training for anyone who wants a long career in professional musical theatre, TV and Radio programme presenting ,both in Classical Dance and Ballroom Dance.
Department of Musical Art:
Special Piano Playing
The BA music combines the development of practical skills with the study of the theory and history of music practice and its social and cultural contexts. Research work is carried out with the support of individual supervisers.
Postgraduate programme / MSc Degree:
General theory of arts
Performing Arts (Musical)
It is an innovative programme designed by practitioners and offers you an opportunity to make theatre dance and live performance work under the supervision and guidance of acclaimed expert staff and committed to make making performance matter.You will propose a scheme of work in a specific area of performance –dance, theatre etc. and work under supervision to develop creative skills and capabilities, collaboratively with a diverse range of performance communities.
Postgraduate study programme 17.00.09 “Theory and History of Art”.
For a list of our postgraduate taught programmes and research degrees, please visit
Moreover, our faculty gives an opportunity to study in summer school for international students and participate in training courses / training sessions / training workshops during the year.
Practical disciplines: solo singing, fundamentals of vocal technique, solfeggio, piano, elementary theory of music, harmony, vocal ensemble; painting: composition, landscape, still life, portrait; drawing: objectless composition, picture and text, composition on the plane, object form in the environment, form and light, human body forms, colour and tone.
Theoretical disciplines: integrated art studies, applied arts, non-applied arts, semiotics of art, cultural studies, criticism and expert analysis of works of art, sociology of art.
Our training programme is a dynamic combination of up to the minute performance techniques and traditional values with a considerable theatre heritage at its base. There is a strong focus on discipline which plays an undeniably vital role in success and employability.
Some lectures are delivered in English, besides, reach media are heavily provided that help greatly to learn at minimal TRKI-1level.
Summer school fee – 30 000 roubles per month.
Take your first steps towards training for your chosen career in the performing arts.
Teaching in Russian language. Regarding to teaching peculiarities of applied art, TRKI-1 is a minimal level required (approx. A2 level, CEFR scale).
Dormitory is provided.
Tuition fee: BSc – 440 000 roubles per year
MSc – 420 000 roubles per year
Postgraduate studies – 440 000 roubles per year.
Place of study:
Department of Arts (MSU)
Bol'shaya Nikitskaya St. 3/1.
Outer location (partnership art sites).
Start Date: September, 01
Length of Study:
Full-time BSc – 4 years,
Full-time MSc – 2 years,
Full-time postgraduate studies – 3 years.
IELTs Scores: 60 with no skill bellow 5.0 (or equivalent).
Should you have some more questions feel free contact us.
The International Office:
Mob. tel.: +7 985 240 44 14