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Artist and Curator, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Moscow, Russia
The curator is not just a manager or administrator of an art exhibition, but a creative person who needs to be gifted and provided with competences no less than an artist. The Artist and Curator programme is offered by National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE).
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In the modern world, the value of an artist is determined not only by his technical mastery and understanding of harmony, but also by his ability to ask uncomfortable questions, touch pain points, and challenge the world. 

The Artist and Curator programme is offered by National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE).

The contemporary artist is not only a painter, but also a philosopher, sociologist, historian, and publicist. In the field of contemporary art there is a constant interpenetration of professions.'

Educational Opportunity

The HSE Art and Design School is a meeting place for the most promising artists, designers, art theorists, photographers, and video artists in Moscow. 

The profile «Artist and curator» focuses primarily on the conceptual component of the work of the artist, art theorist and curator, and also provides students with all the skills necessary to integrate into the professional environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • February 28 - applications for state-funded and fee-paying places are accepted 
    • August 10 - applications for fee-paying places only are accepted.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Russian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design Basics (Contemporary Art)
  • 19th century art history
  • The basics of curating: practice
  • Web Publishing
  • Theory and Philosophy of Contemporary Art
  • A single line of variable disciplines
  • Unified line of variable disciplines

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Your diploma(s)
  • Standard general medical certificate copyconfirming that you are medically fit. Document must be translated and certified by an official notary/translation service.
  • Medical certificate copyindicating HIV test results. Document must be translated and certified by an official notary/translation service.
  • Passport copyyou will use when applying for your Russian visa. Document must be translated and certified by an official notary/translation service. NOTE: if you are going to recieve study visa - your passport must be valid till the 1st of April

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Moscow

  • 41640 - 81440 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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