Folk Art Culture

51.03.02 Folk Art Culture


Leading of film, photo and video creative studio



Bachelor’s Degree

Leading of Film, Photo and Video Creative Studio Specialization

Today, in the era of rapid development of telecommunications, digital interactive television, the Internet, digital technologies of registration and visualization of images, awareness of their value and effectiveness in the work of the media, commercial structures, authorities at all levels, public and political associations, the demand for professionals working with modern photographic and video equipment.

Digital photo and video equipment becomes more and more available to average consumers,  so they appreciate specialists highly who have profound theoretical knowledge as well as wide experience and creativity of Photography and Technology of Imagining Registration Systems and Materials.

These specialists could be teaching personnel in training studios at public and commercial organizations, children's and youth creativity centers, etc.

Students of this specialization gain a variety of theoretical knowledge in their field from the very beginning.  Knowledge in theory are combined  with creative and technical training on work with modern photo and video equipment. Professors, Associate Professors and Teachers of the University as well as leading experts in the Film, Television and Photo Industry area guide students during their classes. Training of this kind allows graduates to choose either to work in organizations and enterprises of this Industry or to do private creative projects.

Students have access to photo studio with modern filming and illuminating equipment, laboratory installation, rooms for film screening. Interactive forms of educational process are coupled with practical classes at the enterprises and studios.

During the first year of study students are involved into creative life of the University, film shooting, festivals, competitions and exhibitions.

According to the International Agreement with the Institute of Arts, Tartu (Estonia) there are exchange student programmes and joint workshops in Russia and Estonia.

Graduates can work in the following areas: organizations and institutions whose activities are related or require the production and distribution of video, audio, text and graphic materials and a variety of multimedia products: Internet TV companies, television broadcasting, mobile television, media and information and communication structures (newspapers, magazines, information agencies, PR agencies, telecommunications companies and organizations); in the governing bodies.


The Photolux Company ● the Absolut Digital Center ● the Leningrad Film Factory ● the Gosfilmofond of Russia

Curriculum Disciplines for 51.03.02 Folk Art Culture

Basic part: History; Philosophy; Basic professional foreign language; Foreign language in the professional field; Psychology; Sociology; Economy; Basics of the state cultural policy of the Russian Federation; Theory and history of folk art culture; World Art; National cultural policy; Ethnopedagogy; Theory and methods of ethnocultural education; Ethnocultural media activities; Ethnocultural journalism; Management and marketing in the field of folk art culture; Organization and management of folk art; Pedagogy of folk art; The history of amateur cinema, photo and video creation; Methods of directing studio cinema, photo and video; History and Theory of Audiovisual Arts; Directing audiovisual work; Scenic skill; Shooting skills; Sound film solution; Audiovisual technology; Photo shop; Filming equipment and technology; Organization of cinema, photo and video process; Basics of acting; Narration; Video equipment; Cinema-, video editing; Methods of teaching special disciplines; Project management.

Variative part: Literature; Jurisprudence; Russian language and culture of speech; The history of world photography; History of domestic and foreign cinema; Digital image processing; Basics of photocomposition; Light engineering and practical exposure metering; Cinema and photo lighting; Photographic equipment; Qualimetry film, photo process; Organizational behavior; Non-fiction and animated film; Documentary film.

Electives: History of Religion; Psychology of Color; The concept of modern science, fundamentals of valeology; Photo-, video- and online journalism, Organization of the technological process in regional television studios; The color and color of screen works; Colorimetry and color grading in modern filmmaking; The equipment of modern minilabs; Digital restoration and reproduction of photographic images.

51.04.02 Folk Art Culture

Specialization: Art Photography   Qualification: Master's degree

Curriculum Disciplines for 51.04.02 Folk Art Culture:

Basic part: History and methodology of science; Legal support of innovation; Pedagogy and psychology of higher professional education; Actual problems of the theory and history of folk art culture; Actual problems of ethnocultural education; Research methods of folk art culture.
Variative part: History and methodology of photo-video creation in Russia; Organizational and methodological foundations of amateur photo-video studios; Photo composition; Management in the field of folk art culture; Photography and problems of preservation of cultural heritage; Museum and exhibition work; Photography in Integrated Media

Electives: The history of world photography, photography as an element of popular artistic culture; The history of higher education in Russia and abroad, Computer technologies in ethno-art education; Qualimetry of photography; Photo-journalism; Problems of the restoration of photographic film documents; Digital restoration and archiving of photographic documents; Trends and prospects for the development of improved means and methods of photography, digital processing of photographic images.