DESIGN DEPARTMENT
Higher School 'Sreda obuchenia'
Design Department is the strongest branch of the Higher School 'Sreda obuchenia'
700 STUDENTS

are enrolled right now
OVER 500 PEOPLE

took short-term courses
OVER 100 DESIGNERS

practitioners teach here
MAXIM DESYATYKH
Design Department Leader, Redmadrobot Creative Director
"Our courses aim to give students professional skills as soon as possible. So, get ready: studying here may be hard, but extremely interesting!"
DIRECTIONS:
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Graphic design graduates master visual communication: branding, advertising, package, layout and type design. Graphic designers work at the intersection of art and commerce: on the one hand, they have to come up with creative concepts and visual identity, on the other hand, they support the clients and follow their requirements. They have to know the basics of marketing and advertising too.
DIGITAL DESIGN
Digital designers develop web sites and mobile applications. They have to know both graphic design — types, composition, coloring — and coding language that apps and web pages are written in. Here we teach the general concept of digital products, navigation, design optimization for different interfaces, the main tools for creating prototypes, usability testing and a lot of other things.
INTERIOR DESIGN
Interior designers define what our life environment is going to be like: they mold our apartments, offices, public spaces. We teach all stages of design projects, cover design history, technical drawing, coloristic and decoration, and overview the basic tools to visualize ideas.
ILLUSTRATION
This is our most creative specialization. Here we teach what materials one can draw with, how to create characters, as well as he basics of composition and contemporary techniques. We don’t forget about the practicalities: separate courses are explaining how to look for orders, how to work with stocks and why you can’t afford being too shy to show your works.
DESIGN DEPARTMENT WORKS WITH THE BEST PROFESSIONALS FROM LEADING RUSSIAN DESIGN STUDIOS:
Leonid Borisov
Redmadrobot, Creative Director

Teaches courses on mobile applications and schematization
Pavel Gorshkov
Redmadrobot, Design Director

Teaches mobile app design
Irina Zvereva
Publicis Russia, Creative Director

Teaches copywriting
Sergey Mosyakin
Besapiens, Art Director

Teachers branding
ekaterina lebedeva
Yandex, Head of Development Group

Teaches project development
denis bashev
Graphic Designer, Art Director, Freelancer

Teaches story of designers
danil krivoruchko
myshli, Creative and Art Director / CHRLX

Teaches story of designers
diana popova
Yandex, Project Manager

Teaches the basics of business
alexander kovalski
CreativePeople, Creative Director

Teaches web design
alexandra ermolenko
Rambler&Co, Head of Design Department

Teaches web design
+ more than 100 designer practitioners
We integrate theory and practice, develop critical thinking, teach visual literacy
The first students graduated in 2016
Second year students already work in design studios
WHAT IS E-LEARNING LIKE AT THE DESIGN DEPARTMENT?
You can study wherever and whenever you want
You study when and where it suits you best. You can attend an online class and talk to the teacher and your classmates, or you can watch a recording of the class when you have time for it
You take exams throughout the year

We don’t have a set of exams as such. You just study the material and take your exams after. Thus you strengthen the knowledge and do not postpone studying till later
State-recognized degree
Although you study online, upon graduation you get a state-recognized degree
Teachers are practitioners
Our lecturers work in the leading Russian companies. They don’t just explain the topic theoretically, but also show you how to achieve success in practice
ALSO:
Our internship is an important training. Its results will serve as an entrance ticket to the profession
We always inform our students about interesting vacancies
Students can work with a tutor
In Sreda obuchenia you get up-to-date professional knowledge
Educational programs:
Design Department of the Higher School 'Sreda obuchenia' offers three types of training:
GRADUATE DEGREE
4 years
Students receive video lectures, practical webinars and engaging long reads. Webinars are 1hour 20min long and are held 3−4 times a week
TUTORING PROGRAM
2 years
Individual educational plan, a personal tutor, diploma of further education, courses chosen individually
SHORT-TERM COURSES
1 to 4 months
Over 60 courses for any specializations. You can create your own learning plan based on your current skills and professional goals. A prominent practitioner will share their experience with you only
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