British Higher School of Arts and Design
Their mission is to foster a generation of forward-looking creative professionals transforming
the world for the better. Their approach to education is unique as regards to other methods
used in Russia. From the very first days of training, BHSAD teaches its students the full
range of skills required to start a successful career.
Higher School of Image and Style
This is an educational value for vocational training and further training for fashion, style and beauty professionals. The school employs 30 practitioner teachers, including stylists-image-makers, designers, and beauty experts. Students are offered courses in prospective professions like fashion analyst, stylist-image-maker, clothes designer, all of them in the setting of the modern material-technological and information-communication bases. They offer online education across the globe. The Higher School of Image and Style has been operating since 2011, and they possess education state license No. 19832.
IED (Istituto Marangoni)
IED is a global network of Italian institutes. From 1966, IED has been promoting distribution of culture and innovations in the fields of design, fashion, communication, as well as visual and other kinds of art. Today, IED has 7 education centers in Italy, 2 in Spain, and 2 in Brazil. They offer various education programs capable of meeting the most diverse needs in the context of education.
Istituto Marangoni was founded in 1935 and became the first private higher education school in Europe for fashion professionals. Today, the Institute is one of the top 5 fashion schools in the world. It offers dozens of creative and business-related professions: from designers of clothes, products and interiors to brand managers and curatorship. They update their programs every year, adjusting them to industrial environments. Since their foundation, Istituto Marangoni has been graduated by over 30 thousand professionals. Many stars of the fashion industry studied here, including Domenico Dolce (Dolce & Gabbana), Franco Moschino (Moschino), Alessandra Facchinetti (Tod's), Julie de Libran (Sonia Rykiel), Rodolfo Paglialunga (Jil Sander) and many more. Istituto Marangoni's students take part in world fashion weeks and interior exhibitions on a regular basis. Their works appear in pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and AD.
Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing
One of the top Italian fashion institutions, headed by Ferruccio Ferragamo, Director of Salvatore Ferragamo Fashion House. Since 2016, Linda Loppa has been working as Polimoda's Advisor of Strategy and Vision – an experienced teacher and tutor of prominent designers like Raf Simons, Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, and Demna Gvasalia. The Institute is managed by Danilo Venturi, Brand Manager at La Perla and author of Luxury Hackers and Momenting the Memento. Polimoda's graduates are employed by Dior, Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Alexander McQueen, and many other distinguished fashion houses.
Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry (MSAA of Stroganov)
This is one of the oldest Russia's art academies in the field of industrial, monumental-decorative, and applied art, as well as interior design. MSAA trains artists in 5 professions under 17 profiles: interior and furniture design, decorative and furniture fabrics design; they train students to be designers, art historians and theorists, Monumentalism artists and sculptors, as well as painters on metal, ceramic and glass ware, restorers of Monumentalism paintings, furniture and fine metal.
Higher School of Economics
HSE Art and Design School is the department of one of the top Russian universities, the Higher School of Economics, established to train specialists in essential fields of contemporary design, art, and fashion. HSE stands for digital technologies, art practice, history of art and design, variative academic subjects, minor programs, design laboratory, HSE ART GALLERY, fashion-, screen printing- and jewelry workshops, professional photo studios, a porcelain workshop, a library, a video lecture hall, a poster laboratory, a prepress, and digital printing.
Moscow Art and Industry University (MAIU)
This is a specialized designer university. At the Design department of MAIU, students are trained under the following programs: costume design, environment design, and graphic design. The institute employs top teachers – associate professors, professors, and academicians. Specialty courses are always delivered by practitioner specialists: designers, architects, fashion designers, artists and decorators. True experts, they brilliantly combine theoretical and practical shares of their education, thus facilitating the students to have practical training right during their studies, helping them to work in their specialties.
Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design
Today, the education process here is focused on the concept of unity between the creative process, the technological innovations, and the management methods. High-grade training in academic drawing and painting gives the Academy's graduates a head start in many professions like graphic artist for fashion magazines, scene painter, or fashion photographer. Many graduates of the Costume Design department become designers for theatre and cinema. During all the 6 years of training, students take obligatory training in studios of famous St. Petersburg-based clothes designers, at consumer industry enterprises, at museums, and at foreign sites, too. The Academy has partnership relations with top European training centers for clothes designers.
State University of Kuban
The University's graduates build careers at fashion enterprises like ateliers, designer studios, as well as minor, average, and middle garment manufacturing plants. Students and graduates widely participate in regional, all-Russian, and international fashion competitions and festivals, workshops and discussion groups associated with fashion management and marketing. The University's teachers are top experts with relevant basic education, experienced both in practical and teaching activities; doctors of philosophy with experience of scientific research. Special emphasis is placed on self-direct learning, which is conditioned by specifics of art and creative training.
Ivanovo Polytechnic University
The University's Textile Design department dates back to 1983. That year, Ivanovo Textile Institute established this department to train manufacturing artists in Decorative Printing Design for Fabrics. The teaching staff was made of graduates of top artistic universities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The Textile Design department comprises workshops for drawing, painting, special compositions making, design of fabrics and costumes, architectonics and actual project implementation; a computer technology classroom for designing images on fabric and clothes, hand-operating weaving machines and an etching plant. Many interiors inside the University have been implemented by students in accordance with their teachers' projects. The mission of the department is to preserve and develop the school of Ivanovo artistic design, to permanently improve quality of teaching, to arrange exhibitions and to widely participate in the life of University and the city. Since 1999, the State Attestation Committee has been headed by Prof. Vyacheslav Zaytsev, active member of the Russian Academy of Arts, State Award Holder, President of Slava Zaytsev Fashion House. The Department has many times been entitled the best design and fashion school in Russia according to the results of various international competitions.
Institute of Business and Design
This is a unique art community, where creative minds of designers in combination with experience of managers is materialized in real projects. The Institute offers a wide range of educational programs, from background courses for prospective students to bachelor, master and professional programs, as well as uniquely designed, and short-term courses.
We train experts that are in demand both in the Russian and the international markets, that know how to work in creative teams, innovative entities, how to lead a group, and how to set up and develop a personal brand.
Poliarte Fashion and Design School
The main department of this School is located in Ancona (the Marche region), and it dates back to 46 years ago. Besides basic training, the School on a regular basis offers further training courses for certified fashion designers.
The School employs 70+ teachers, who are top fashion experts. Theoretic lectures in class are efficiently complemented with practice in workshops, generous master-classes and further training courses.
Central figures at the School are fashion itself and its trends along with innovations and designer's creative skills that the teachers are eager to bring to light extensively.
The School has been accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (Italy, Decree No. 623 dated August 5, 2016) and has experience of training foreign students, who obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to improve the goods produced, and were given directions in both Italian and European markets.
Poliarte's portfolio includes fashion courses in St. Petersburg, too: theory, practice, and specific examples, practical studies at an Italy-based company, workshops for studying of innovative technology given by Italian professors, and design of fashion products or marketing campaigns.
There are also St. Petersburg-based further training courses and a workshop, and some Italy-based intense courses delivered in Russian, one-week-long, where graduates are provided with certificates of training, valid globally.