Admission requirements

Information about entrance examinations for different school programs
If you have already decided on what program you would like to be trained, then you need to perform the following steps:
Step 1
Fill in the electronic application form on the program page.
As part of the process, you will be asked to provide contact details and information about your educational and professional experience.
Step 2
A number of programs provide for the passage of entrance examinations.
It may be view a portfolio, essay, interview or exam/test of English (British bachelor). You need to choose the date of the flow, in which you will be comfortable to pass the entrance test.
Documents acceptance:
March 2023
Classes on programmes:

A prospective student does not need to sit an English exam if they have an IELTS certificate with a score of 6 or above. Foundation Art and Design does not require an IELTS certificate; there is an assumed knowledge of English at Intermediate or Pre-Intermediate level.

You can learn more about the IELTS test here

During the interview, the student will be asked a number of questions about their education and professional experience to inform the ultimate decision about their admission to the programme. Be ready to tell us about yourself, about your engagement with design and the projects you are presenting.

When applying for Foundation Art and Design, the student should present their portfolio, which should feature samples of work from the past several years. Try to show us your best and latest works, which fully showcase your creative abilities. There are higher expectations as regards conceptual and technical abilities of students applying for Year 1, compared to Foundation applicants.

Recruitment for bachelor's programmes is not conducted, however, admission is open for preparatory programmes in the British education system:

Introduction to Art & Design
Pre-Foundation Art & Design
Foundation Art & Design
Summer Portfolio Building
Introduction to Marketing

*A personal statement is a letter of around 250 words, which explains your reasons for choosing the programme and describes your experience, skills, achievements and aspirations. The personal statement is an additional source of information about your motivation, professional interests and personal qualities and thus plays a part in the selection decision.

Documents acceptance:
From March till late September
Classes on programmes:
October - June

Students applying for Russian CPD programmes need to fill in the online appliction form and complete the following admission tests: 
For Art and Design programmes:
  • Portfolio review
  • Interview (conducted in Russian)
For Business and Marketing programmes:
  • Interview (conducted in Russian)
  • Portfolio is not required

Documents acceptance:
March - May
October - December
Classes on programmes:
January - February
July - August

For short-term courses no interview or portfolio is needed. 

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