54.03.04 Restoration

Profile: Restoration of Film and Photographs

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree

New, unique for Russian education, area of training - "Restoration" was opened in our university in 2015.

Despite the fact that many universities are preparing the restorers in Russia, the restoration of film and documentary photographs, which are the form the basis of the historical heritage of the country,  is a unique area of ​​our university.

Documentaries in cinema and photo are a visual reflection of history. Worldwide enormous efforts expended to create conditions for storage, studying, renewal and restoration of this kind of the historical evidence. The active work is carried out in our country in this direction. The problem of preserving Russia's cultural heritage is increasingly raised in the program documents of the executive and legislative authority, statements and appeals of social, political and religious organizations, underling  the educational projects.


Photo and Folk Art Culture Department has a vast experience of work on the analysis, digitization, film and photo restoration, reconstruction historical techniques of photography.

A Section of Photos became a separate structure of the Union of Restorers by the resolution of the Ministry of Culture, in the framework of international and national projects on cultural heritage. Due to this an actual area of training specialists "Restoration. Profile: Restoration of Film and Photographs opened in 2014 at our university.

The major foundations, libraries, exhibition centers, research groups, public and private collections are waiting for our specialists.


The profession of film and photo restorer provides unlimited abilities for creativity and self-fulfillment,  exploring the historical basis of the past to create the modern history.


Curriculum Disciplines for  54.03.04 Restoration

Humanitarian, social and economic cycle:

Base Unit: History; Philosophy; Foreign language; Economics and Organization of Production; Cultural Studies; Economics; Science of Law; Russian Language and Speech Standards.

The variable part: The World Art Culture; The History of the World Photographic Art; Sociology.

Elective courses: The History of Russian and Foreign Cinema, The History of Photography; Psychology, Pedagogy.


Mathematical and natural cycle:

Base Unit: Mathematics; Computer Science; Theoretical Mechanics; The Strength of Materials; Physics; Chemistry; Ecology.

The variable part: Digital Image Processing; Fundamentals of Photocomposition; Physical and Chemical Bases of Film and Photographic Materials Aging; Physical-Chemical Methods of Photographic  Images Restoration; Lighting Technology and Practical Exposure Metering; Film, Photo Process Qualimetry.

Electives: The Concepts of Modern Science, Fundamentals  of the Science of Healthy Lifestyle; Colorimetry and Color Grading in Contemporary Filmmaking, Color and Color Solution of Screen Works.


Professional Cycle:

Base Unit: Introduction to the Profession of Restorer; Restoration Materials; Legal  Basis of Restoration; Reconstruction, Recreation and Protection of Cultural Memorials; Basics of the Preservation; Archiving; History of Religion; History of Art; The history of the Christian Art.

The variable part: History of Cinematography; Museum and Exhibition Work; Photographic  Mastery; Shooting Skills; Film, Photographic Technology; Digital Restoration and Reproduction of Film and Photo Documents; Restoration of Images on Magnetic Medium; Restoration of Emulsion Layers and the Basis of Photographs; Fundamentals of Storage and Restoration of the Tracks on Analogue and Digital Media; Fundamentals of Restoration of Photographic Images; The Technology of Restoration of Photographic Images.

Elective courses: Fundamentals of Audio Recording and Playback, Technology of  Audio Materials Restoration; Modern Minilab equipment, Digital Restoration and Reproduction of Photographic Images; Photo Equipment; Reproduction of Photographic Images and Audio Records.