Art & Science

at ITMO University

Degree :
Subject area:
 Engineering and technical sciences
 27.00.00 Management in Engineering Systems
 Saint Petersburg , Russia
 2 years
Study type:
 Full time
Language of instruction:
Start date:
Application deadline:
Number of credits:
 Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations
Tuition fees per year:
 USD 4000
197101, 49 Kronverksky Pr., St. Petersburg, Russia

Course Summary

The first “Art & Science” program in Russia is created for those whose wish is to overcome any disciplinary boundaries. It allows to master the required skills in science and engineering for artists who are already engaged in the artwork and who would like to find new ways of expressing their creative initiatives. At the same time, the program is designed to reveal the creative potential of those who have some practical experience in the spheres of IT and Computer Science, Robotics, Photonics or Biotechnology, and who are seeking for new ways of development and communication.

Benefits of the Program

  • The cultural environment of  Petersburgallows students to get immersed in the atmosphere of art, and the modern scientific laboratories of ITMO University provide great opportunities for creative collaboration in the context high technology.
  • A unique atmosphere of a research university with a huge range of modern laboratories in IT and Computer Science, Optics and Photonics, Robotics, and Biotechnology.
  • Addressing global challenges of the world is a way to think globally and ambitiously.
  • The interaction with international partners is an integral part of the program. Faculty of the program is theorists, curators and artists from Russia, the USA, France, Great Britain and Denmark.
  • The program structure provides opportunities for international academic exchange and internships in European universities that allows to obtain unique international experience in a new and modern domain of digital culture. Among the partners of ITMO University are Liverpool John Moores University (UK), Aalborg University (DK), Aalto University (FN), The University of Arizona (USA).

Content of the Program

The list of disciplines 

General Courses

  • Creative Technologies — 4 ECTS
  • English for Specific Purposes — 4 ECTS
  • Emotional Intelligence — 4 ECTS
  • Digital Culture — 6 ECTS

Core Courses

  • Modern Global Challenges and Culture of the Future — 3 ECTS
  • Ethics in Science and Technology — 3 ECTS
  • Concepts, Methods and Technologies of Modern Science — 6 ECTS
  • History of Science Art — 3 ECTS
  • Contemporary Art — 3 ECTS
  • Intellectual Management of Creative Projects — 3 ECTS
  • Basics of Visualization of Professional Material — 3 ECTS
  • Curation and Science Museums in Innovative Cultural Systems — 3 ECTS


  • Major 1 «Art & Science in Natural Sciences» (elective)
    • Art and Natural Sciences: Theory, Aesthetics, Discourse — 3 ECTS
    • High Technology and Materials in Contemporary Art — 3 ECTS
    • Design and Prototyping Objects in Medium-Specific Areas Using Technologies of Natural Sciences — 3 ECTS
  • Major 2 «Art & Science in Exact Sciences» (elective)
    • Art and Exact Sciences: Theory, Aesthetics, Discourse — 3 ECTS
    • High Technology and Materials in Contemporary Art — 3 ECTS
    • Design and Prototyping Objects in Medium-Specific Areas (Robotics, DIY, VR, Digital Art) — 3 ECTS

Practical Training and Master's Thesis

  • Practical Training — 45 ECTS
  • Practical Training for Master's Thesis — 9 ECTS
  • Master's Thesis — 6 ECTS

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination sucessfully.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor degree in art or science or related fields with good/excellent grades. Upper-intermediate level of English.

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