Art & Science

Place of Study: Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master's degree
Duration: 2 years, 120 credits
Language: English
Application Deadline: 09 August 2021
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in art or science or related fields with good/excellent grades. CV & motivation letter. Upper-Intermediate level of English (B2 according to CEFR)*
Tuition Fee: 251,000 rubles per year for Russian students; 271,000 rubles per year for international students

Discover more at the Program's Website!

Career Options

Graduates may become artists within Art & Science; art-entrepreneurs, or create their own projects and startups in Art & Science; work as museum or independent curators, museum designers; graphic designers and 3D-modelers for hi-tech companies; science illustrators; artists who work with hi-tech innovations for the enterprise industrial cluster. Besides, graduates may study Art & Science in academia and then become PhD students.

Art & Science is an interdisciplinary area of contemporary culture, located at the intersection of the rationally scientific and intuitively artistic ways of exploring the world. These two areas are connected, allowing not only to understand science but also to see its beauty and creative capacity. Art & Science provocatively and defiantly goes beyond the traditional understanding both of art and science, creating a wide field for innovations in society.

The first “Art & Science” program in Russia is created for those whose wish is to overcome any disciplinary boundaries. It allows to master the required skills in science and engineering for artists who are already engaged in the artwork and who would like to find new ways of expressing their creative initiatives. At the same time, the program is designed to reveal the creative potential of those who have some practical experience in the spheres of IT and Computer Science, Robotics, Photonics or Biotechnology, and who are seeking for new ways of development and communication.

The basis of the studying process is a problem-based learning approach which allows you to fully immerse yourself in the chosen area, which forms critical thinking and the skills of independent search for solutions and teamwork. Interpretation of the global world challenges is the backbone of this program. Theoretical knowledge and practical skills that help you to consider the topical problems of present human being in new context are built up on this backbone. Within two years, students are working with global challenges of modern world, creating their own artistic project that is connected to one of the challenges. This project work takes the form of art-residency.

Benefits of the Program

Contents of the Program

The list of disciplines 

General Courses

Core Courses


Practical Training and Master's Thesis

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully.

The list of entrance examination questions

Program review

Read an article by ITMO.NEWS and the stories of international students at the Art & Science program to learn more about the major and their experiences:


"One of the main reasons I chose Art & Science

was because I see combining arts and science as a way of growing my teaching career.

I see this as something with great potential as it can help society."


Nahid Aktar, a student of the Art & Science​ program




"I found the Art & Science program by accident. It seemed very interesting. 

I have always been interested in technology and art

so the juxtaposition of these two fields together, as a Master’s program and... in Russia!"


Ethan Avila, a student of the Art & Science​ program



How to apply?

To apply, please fill in the application form and follow our step-by-step application guide for more details.

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