Arts in Russia

Study Arts in Russia

The enormous museums, collection of marvelous artifacts and art works explains Russia’s stand in the field of Arts. Also, Russia’s renowned classical music composers, ballet dancers, opera singers, actors and play writers are enough to explain the influence of Art on Russia’s culture. 
The Russian Art culture offers a vivid variety of experience in the field of Visual/Fine Arts and Performing Arts. From Russian Icon Paintings to Classical Paintings to Realist Painting and Russian Avant Garde (modern paintings), one can learn a lot in the field of Arts. Also, with a strong folk culture, Russia has a lot to offer to societies, world over. 
Let’s delve into the details on what all can a student opt in the field of Visual/Fine Arts and Performing Arts:

Visual/Fine Arts

Russia is a traditionally rich country when it comes to fine arts. Russian art history is full of amazing art works. Art in Russian culture began with Byzantian painting tradition along with Christianity and Temple architecture. 
The field of Art also got inspired from the Western School of Art when Russian painters mastered the technical achievement by using new materials as well canvas, oil paints, marble. The art of painting received the unseen variety of images and theme. Portrait painting and Landscape painting was the most popular. 
The early 20th century Russia saw the dawn of modernism with various styles like fauvism, futurism, cubism, supermatism et al. This was the time when Abstract Art came into being with fathers of Abstract Vasily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevics. 
Achievements of Russian Art are recognised world over. A student planning to study Arts in Russia will get train by the most creative of the minds in the above mentioned art fields. 

Performing Arts

  • Music: Russia offers a wide range of opportunities for one to choose from. Music in Russia can be broken into several different periods of Classical, Romantic and Soviet eras. Student looking forward to learn music in Russia will get an experience of all the eras. 
  • Dance: Russian Ballet is one of the most popular dance forms one can learn in Russia among all the other dance forms.
  • Acting/Drama/Theatre: Theatre or Acting in Russia dates back to 11th century. Russian plays are still popular world over. For aspiring actors it is one of the best places to sharpen their acting skills. 

How to apply to a college offering Arts in Russia

Education in Russia is compatible to the international standards. In order to apply to Russian universities, you need to fulfil the following eligibility standards:
  • You need to have educational level equivalent to the secondary education in Russia.
  • You are only allowed to have three years of gap in schooling/college/technical college while applying to a Russian university.
  • Arts aspirant should not exceed 35 years at the time of applying.
  • You need to fulfil all the medical condition. 
  • Certificate of IELTS examination if the course is in English
Visa to Russia for students depends upon the duration of stay. For short term courses (3 months) students can come on tourist visa. For a course of longer duration than 3 months students can apply for multi-entry business visa which is valid up to 6-12 months. 


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