Art & Science27.04.05 Innovation Science
Lina Kipryushina, +7 812 607 04 63, ScArt@itmo.ru
Read more about the International Master's Degree Program here.
Art & Science is an interdisciplinary field of modern culture that exists at the interface of rational scientific and intuitive artistic cognition. These two fields combined make it possible to not just conceptualize the achievements of science but to also perceive its beauty and creative potential. The field of Art & Science transcends the traditional interpretation of both art and science and therefore offers many opportunities for innovations.
Russia's first Master's program in Art & Science is implied for those who want to bridge the borders of subject-specific limitations and offers an opportunity to develop artistic intuition, fulfill one's creative potential and create individual projects that can answer today's global challenges by using the language of high technologies and creativity. Active artists who would like to discover new ways of expressing their creativity will be able to acquire the required technical skills; and those who have practical experience in the field of computer science, robotics, photonics, and biotechnologies will be able to uncover their creative potential in order to find new approaches to development and communication. We are also open to theoretical and research projects in the field of Art & Science.
The emergence of such field as Art & Science in the second half of the 20th century was a natural consequence of the development of the global world. In the context of modern digital culture and high-tech environment art should seek to help preserve the humanistic values and come up with the answers to today's challenges and crises. The development of educational projects aimed at training the associated specialists shapes the essence of Art & Science, a unique environment for collaboration of research laboratories, artists, art experts, curators, and theoreticians.
The program's key purpose is to create a community of international-level experts in the field of Art & Science who are capable of creating their independent artistic statements that are aimed at the problems of today's world via the languages of science and art.
The program is aimed at training creative specialists who can offer critical insight into today's social processes and global challenges. The program's graduates will be capable of working in the following fields:
- contemporary art in the field of Art & Science (artists);
- art entrepreneurship (Art & Science projects, contests, startups);
- consulting and museum design;
- graphic design and 3D modeling for hi-tech companies;
- scientific illustration;
- creating art objects with the use of technological innovations for industrial enterprises;
- academic research in the field of Art & Science.
The students can do internships at both ITMO university laboratories and external organizations, and participate in programs and contests by the National Center for Contemporary Arts, a strategic partner of ITMO University.