We are the only school in Russia offering a unique opportunity to obtain a British degree in Art & Design, while studying in Moscow.
All programmes share a strong culture of experimentation, innovation and debate within different approaches and cirricula. Their shared aim is to provide a dynamic and vibrant environment that encourages creativity and originality, diversity in thinking, opinions and ideologies.
All our British educational degrees are fully validated by University of Hertfordshire.
Interaction with one of the leading universities in the UK is carried out within the framework of cooperation with the School of Creative Arts ("art" and "design" study fields) and with the Hertfordshire Business School ("marketing" and "advertising" study fields).
Continuing Professional Development
In addition to its British BA programmes, the School offers various CPD programmes designed for students with diverse educational and professional background interested in further professional development.
These courses will allow you to acquire new skills for your job, prepare yourself for a next professional challenge or start a new career in the field of creative industries.
Each of the CPD programs is designed for a certain level of preliminary preparation of the applicant:
0 - no admission tests, the entrant has no experience of training / work in this direction
1 - the entrant has some experience of training or developments in this direction (mostly programs that have the prefix "Basic course" in their name)
2 - the entrant has a good (sufficient) work experience or training in this or a related direction
3 - it is necessary to have an education on the profile or in the related professional field and / or relevant work experience in this area (mostly programs that have the word "Expert" in their name).
All CPD programmes are delivered in Russian.
BHSAD offers an annual programme of 50+ short courses in a variety of subjects taught by our expert practitioners.
The courses are taught in Russian only. Full list and descriptions are available on the Russian version of the website.
Courses for teenagers
Britanka ArtsCool is designed for kids from 12 to 16 years old and provides a strong grounding in the field of visual arts and digital design. It encourages creative and personal growth through self-expression. Each course creates a dynamic environment wh ere students build self-confidence along with a foundation of creative and technical skills.
It is a great opportunity for kids and teens to develop art and design skills alongside energetic and creative peers who are passionate about what they are doing. Teaching skills such as critical thinking, innovation and visual literacy, Britanka ArtsCool helps kids learn to solve problems creatively, find new ways of expression and become designers of their own worlds.
Short courses PRO
Short courses PRO at BHSAD is an opportunity to obtain a completely new profession in a period of 3 months. The educational programmes are well supported with a practical part. From day one students are involved in real collaborations with the industry which allows them to get a valuable experience of the new profession as well as a set of most relevant and sought after skills.
We offer a number of Preparatory courses that are aimed at bringing students into contact with art and design education and offering them programmes that correspond with their specific needs and levels.
The courses offer an opportunity to enhance various creative qualifications, the ultimate goal being for students to be able to progress to starting a professional degree in art and design education.
It is also a good chance to investigate whether a degree at BHSAD and the prospect of a career in the creative industry are a viable option for you.
The programme gives students broad experience in image-making in a range of contexts, from traditional publishing and commercial applications through to independent books, zines and limited prints. The programme encourages students to extend their drawing skills, develop conceptual thinking and their own personal visual language and identity.
The course prides itself on creative and conceptual approaches supported by technical skill, expertise and innovative design practice. Students are encouraged to question and challenge the prevailing fashion landscape in an intelligent and thoughtful manner and be agents of change and catalysts for the future development of the Russian Fashion Industry.
The course offers students the opportunity to pursue an individual path through the plurality of contemporary design practice. They develop and test intellectual and practical knowledge through a series of challenging studio briefs, international competitions and live projects.
Duration: Full-time — 3 years, part-time — 6 years
The programme's aim is to nurture and develop confident, self-motivated and resourceful fine art practitioners with a professional outlook and clear understanding of the context and field they are working in. The students are encouraged to explore the potential of media through studio practice involving drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, installation, photography and video.
Duration: Full-time: 3 years, Part-time: 5 years
This well-established and cutting-edge course gives students the skills and guidance they need to develop successful commercial products. The students are encouraged to take a creative and innovative approach to problem-solving, while also addressing the functional, social and economic needs of their design.
Duration: Full-time — 3 years, Part-time — 5 years
Students engage with the conversation relating to the reuse and adaptation of the built fabric of the contemporary city through studio-based design projects and material explorations. They acquire the skills and knowledge to make informed and responsive architectural projects within an urban environment that reflect their own unique context.
Jewellery Design is a specialist area within the programme and it is an ideal area of study for an artist/designer who wants to develop a range of contemporary artefacts and raise awareness of contemporary markets and audiences within the specialist area of jewellery and small metals.
Duration: FULL-TIME — SEPTEMBER–JUNE
The new programme is intended for students who want to make the right start and prepare to enroll for BA programmes in marketing, including BA (Hons) Marketing and Advertising and BA (Hons) Marketing with Digital Communications.
Introduction to marketing
Duration: 6 months
Students will get the skills necessary for a successful marketologist in the 21st century, such as analytical and critical thinking, teamwork, building effective communications, creative thinking and intelligence, the ability to search for optimal solutions to problems and bring the project to the final stage.
Duration: FULL-TIME — SEPTEMBER–JUNE
This challenging one-year course introduces you to design concepts and practices and gives you the knowledge, breadth, intensive preparation and quality of work necessary to gain a place in one of the School's BA (Hons) programmes.
Pre-Foundation Art & Design
Duration: 9,5 months
Language: english and russian
Programme helps improve artistic, creative and technical abilities, thus gaining the knowledge and skills sufficient for enrollment for Foundation Art & Design program and later on – for British BA programs.
Introduction to Art & Design
Duration: 7 months
Language: english and russian
The programme’s main aim is to raise the level of artistic skills, develop creative abilities, visual thinking and imagination of the students. They will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for enrollment for Pre-Foundation Art & Design program.
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