Moscow School of Contemporary Art is a new project within Universal University. It combines over 10 years of experience in fine art of the British Higher School of Art and Design. During this time the School has collaborated with many key art institutions in Russia, the UK and beyond.
Among Academic Partners of the Moscow School of Contemporary Art are University of Hertfordshire, Berlin Art Institute, Manchester School of Art and others, and its local and international partners include Venice Biennale, contemporary art exhibitions Documenta and Manifesta, Museum of Russian impressionism, Pushkin Museum, CUBE Moscow gallery and many others.
Mikhail Levin, artist, Head of Moscow School of Contemporary Art:
"The main goal of the school is to form a professional community and contribute to the comprehensive development of the contemporary art scene in Russia: through the education of artists, curators, as well as specialists in art management and the art business. Cooperating with key Russian and foreign art institutions, we strive to give students a global view of the profession, relevant knowledge and skills for further successful professional practice".
The academic board is the fundamental unit of the school and it is responsible for ensuring academic quality and high standards in the field of teaching, learning, collaboration with international partners and the integration of graduates into the professional community. It includes artists and BA (Hons) programme leaders Ian Charlesworth, Carlos Veiga do Nascimento founder and director of Cosmoscow Margarita Pushkina; founder of Vinzavod Sofia Trotsenko; founder of the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art Alisa Prudnikova; founder of Fragment Gallery Sergey Gushchin and other famous gallerists and art critics.