Higher School of Arts Saint Petersburg

General Information 

The Higher School of Arts is the oldest school of design in Russia and the branch of HSE (Higher School of Economics in Russia). It occupies a parcel of land immediately to the east of the Summer Garden in Saint Petersburg. 

The University offers full-time studies in Russia, part-time studies in Russia, extramural courses, and distance instruction. Post-graduate technical courses are also offered.

University facilities include seven well-equipped academic buildings, renovated student hostels, a large technical science library, a computing center, a publishing house, student clubs, a theater (the Kaleidoscope Student Theatre), a preventive clinic, as well as a skiing lodge, a private swimming pool, and a university sports club and university rest camp.

University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including options of studying abroad, taking part in exchange programs, visiting online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

Study Programs 

University provides studying processes in the following departments:

  • Department of Industrial Design
  • Department of Furniture Design
  • Department of Environmental Design
  • Department of Graphic Design
  • Department of Design of Interior and Equipment
  • Department of Monumental and Decorative Sculpture
  • Department of Monumental and Decorative Painting
  • Department of Artistic Textiles
  • Department of Painting and Restoration
  • Department of Artistic Metal

Accommodation and Housing 

Student Dormitory has eight rooms per floor, with 2-3 people per room. Each floor also has one kitchen and two toilets, and the basement has a shower. All rooms have access to free Wi-fi and are equipped with essential modern amenities like a pillow, blanket, bedsheet, beds, tables, and chairs that are already added to the basic necessity list. For student recreation gyms, reading rooms and sports complex facilities are also available.

Every hostel resident can use every common room in the building, including the library, gym, canteen, and resting rooms. All rooms are well-furnished and ready to use at every time and day.  Entrances to the building are equipped with video surveillance and security posts. Every room fully has modern furniture and technical equipment, such as central heating and air conditioning systems, permanent Wi-Fi, and cable TV.