Since 2003 the British Higher School of Art and Design has specialized in professional education in the creative & business industries. Thanks to the ongoing partnership with one of the leading universities in the UK University of Hertfordshire, BHSAD students have an opportunity to receive an international diploma while studying in Moscow.
To achieve the highest quality in teaching creative subjects, providing the best intellectual, organizational, informational and technical resources for a successful career their graduates
To form a generation of progressive creative professionals who are changing the world for the better
Our academic team consists of more than 400 talented, global professionals from across the creative industries, all of whom are engaged with international industry practice and contemporary approaches to teaching and learning ensuring our students receive the highest quality education.
The School cooperates with Russian and foreign companies from different industries. This allows us to form educational programmes based on the needs of the market and providing students everything you need for the most effective training and practice.
The British Higher School of Art and Design is a part of Universal University, a university where the future of creative industries is built, a new expert community is being formed and there are great opportunities for personal and professional lifelong development.
Only the highly skilled specialists from various creative industries become tutors at the BHSAD. Over 400 talented people are currently working at the School, including foreign teachers and Russian specialists that work in the industry and keep track of all current trends both in their field and in education. Tutors at the BHSAD support our students during different course levels and projects and teach them to evaluate their results and progress.
The highly effective programmes at the BHSAD allow to quickly improve skills and professional knowledge. Our methodology, packed schedule and a lot of self-study cources help students get the required skills and become a demanded specialist. All our teachers are real experts in their field – they are practicing designers, illustrators, decorators and other specialists of creative industries, which allows students not only to gain theoretical knowledge, but also get practical skills they will need when working with clients.
We think that education goes beyond the classroom. The most valued experience we get when talking to practicing specialists and working on real projects. That is why the BHSAD collaborates with more than 100 of Russian and international companies, making sure that students connect and work with specialists from different fields and get a hands-on experience. We also organise workshops and career days during which students have an opportunity to meet with famous designers and other specialists of creative industries.
Thanks to the high level of the School’s resources and equipment students get to implement their most creative ideas. No other design school in Russia and CIS has the same impressive level of equipment and resources – the BHSAD has art and fashion studios, model-making and prototyping centre, printing equipment, including silkscreening, 3D and textile printing equipment. In 2017 the BHSAD opened a VR-lab that allows students to complete projects of any scale and complexity in digital 3D reality.
The School constantly works to improve its methodology and educational programmes. Our Department of Academic Quality makes sure our programmes are aligned with the international standards and requirements, regardless of the specialisation. We create our programmes to meet the industry’s needs, and our «360º» quality control system allows us to monitor teachers’ work and get feedback from our students.
BHSAD collaborates with the University of Hertfordshire (UK) since the School's opening in 2003. The University was founded in 1952 as Hatfield Technical College and is now one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old according to the Times Higher Education ranking 2015.More about UH