Nevskiy Design Institute

Director of the Institute

Surmilov Sergey Anatolievich

Director of the Nevskiy Design Institute of the University under the Interparliamentary Assembly of EurAsEC


3 Galerny proezd, Saint-Petersburg, 199106

+7 (812) 740-17-53

About us

General information

The Nevskiy Design Institute of the University associated with IA EAEC offers a bachelor program in design with different modes of study including full-time and part-time study.

The program 54.03.01 “Design” has the following specializations: Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Communicative Design and Costume Design.

Full-time study period – 4 years, part-time study period – 5 years

Graphic Design

Graphic design today is one of the most promising and relevant creative areas of professional activity. It builds visual communication and creates a harmonious product that combines a unique style and certain specificity.

A graphic designer develops layouts for books, magazines, newspapers and sheet advertising products (business cards, leaflets, flyers, catalogs, etc.); creates design layouts of environmental elements (billboards, signboards, posters, signs, diagrams, banners, etc.); provides the design of interfaces for websites and mobile applications using animation tools, three-dimensional modeling and video editing, and also creates design layouts (three-dimensional sketches) of packaging for food and industrial goods, souvenirs, and provides graphic design for shop windows. The design of environmental objects is carried out by means of artistic and computer graphics.

Graduates of the field of study “Design” (profile “Graphic Design”) receive in-depth knowledge in the field of composition theory and visual communication, history and theory of art, skills in the development and design of graphic design products using modern computer programs.

A professional in the field of graphic design must understand the psychology of visual communication, modern style trends and preferences; know the technology for manufacturing different types of design products. A designer must have excellent skills in drawing and plastic modeling, including use of modern graphic editors. At the same time, a designer is a specialist who is able to analytically argue the use of certain artistic and communication solutions.

A graduate of the “Graphic Design” profile will be able to:

  • Create design cases

  • Put forward design ideas for the creation of various objects: printing products, consumer goods, etc.
  • Artistically present a design solution in the form of a sketch, drawing, material model
  • Develop and execute design projects in the field of graphic design, 3D graphics, print publication
  • Develop corporate identity: logo, colors, design elements
  • Create author's collections, projects
  • Choose the most effective materials and constructions in terms of design, comfort and safety
  • Develop different options for color and light environment
  • Conduct design consulting for companies and individuals
  • Organize and hold exhibitions
  • Use modern graphic editors in the process of designing and constructing design products, advertising layouts
  • Create design projects in 3D and 2D
  • Teach profile disciplines (drawing, painting, etc.) in schools, professional lyceums and colleges
  • Have drawing skills and the basics of academic painting, the initial professional skills of a sculptor
  • Understand modern type culture, use type in advertising layouts and other design projects
  • Use various techniques in layout and modeling
  • Use different methods of working with color and color compositions
  • Use classic easel graphics techniques (engraving, etching, monotopia)
  • Type and typeset advertising and printed materials
  • Be fluent in one of the foreign languages ​​of international communication
  • Use design skills and abilities to design business projects
  • Have a broad outlook and remain a universal specialist in your field
  • Analyze works of different types and genres of art

Basic studying courses

  • Printing type

  • Color science and coloristics
  • Computer technologies in design
  • Printing technologies
  • Projecting
  • Photography
  • Graphics technique
  • Artistic and technical editing
  • Typography
  • Web design and animation
  • 3D computer modeling

Graduates who have successfully completed the main educational program in the field of “Design” (profile “Graphic Design”) can work as: graphic designers, print designers, packaging designers, graphic designers, video designers, graphic and multimedia designers, art editors, computer graphics artists, graphic designers at enterprises and organizations of various forms of ownership in the following areas of professional activity.

Environmental Design

A designer transforms not only the appearance of the environment and objects, but also creates harmony between their inner essence and functionality. This is a relatively new and very promising profession that arose at the intersection of two traditional sciences - architecture and applied arts.

Environmental design as a separate direction arose in the middle of the 20th century, when psychologists noted the strong impact of the environment on the psyche, emotional state, and even the attitude of a person. The majority of the Russian population lives in cities, which is why it is so important to create the most pleasant conditions for human life with the help of design tools. Environmental design is rightly called “the art of transforming the human environment”, and the environmental designer is called “the creator of the surrounding world”.

Environment designers should create the most comfortable conditions for human life - in houses and apartments, shops, offices, cottages, exhibitions, etc. Moreover, the design of different objects has its own characteristics.

A graduate of the “Environmental Design” profile will:

  • be able to create projects of the architectural, urban and landscape environment with their functional, subject and artistic saturation

  • gain skills in visualization of projects in 3D graphics
  • have the necessary theoretical background for independent work

This profile is suitable for people who have good spatial thinking, love to draw and are interested in modern computer technologies in design, are creative natures.

An architect-designer has such personal qualities as:

  • craving for new things and the desire to experiment

  • organizational skills
  • good memory
  • responsibility
  • design and analytical skills

The educational environment combines a creative atmosphere and constructive, serious work on the assimilation of new knowledge. This allows each student to reveal their creative potential and master professional skills at a high level.

Basic studying courses

  • Computer technologies in environment design

  • Basics of ergonomics
  • Projecting
  • Typology of architectural environment forms
  • Prototyping
  • Construction
  • 3D computer modeling in design
  • Landscape design
  • Engineering and technological foundations of design

Graduates of the program can work as environmental designers in architectural and design offices, construction firms and firms specializing in landscaping. During educational and industrial practices, students get acquainted with a number of organizations in this field, which provides good opportunities for further employment

Having received the education of an environmental designer, a graduate can realize himself in such professions as: architect-designer, interior designer, urban space designer, landscape designer.

There are practically no low-paid positions in architecture and design, and a good specialist receives a high salary.

Fashion Design

The educational program of higher education in the field of “Design” (profile “Fashion Design”) is aimed at professional training of personnel for work in the fashion industry. The Institute trains specialists who are in demand both at Russian and international levels. Our graduates work in branded companies or produce their own clothing line.

Graduates of this profile will be ready to carry out project activities in the field of fashion design, the development of author's clothing collections, the formation of a corporate identity for companies, organizations, employees and products.

The studying program “Fashion Design” corresponds to Russian and international standards of higher education, and is also filled with unique author's methods.

Basic studying courses

  • Academic drawing

  • Academic painting
  • Color science and coloristics
  • Computer technologies in design
  • Projecting
  • Construction in fashion design
  • Sketching in fashion design
  • Project implementation in a material
  • Prototyping
  • Fashion portfolio
  • Costume history
  • Costume creation technologies

The main goal is to form professional competencies for successful work in the fashion industry.

The educational process in the profile of Fashion Design contributes to the development of students' creative abilities in the field of designing an artistic image of a person in a costume and creating models of clothes and accessories from various materials.

Our students receive all the necessary theoretical and practical bases for working on their own clothing collections: from a sketch to a finished image. Most of the study time is made up of practical exercises, which give students the opportunity to experiment, create their own collections.

Classes are held in design workshops for the manufacture and design of clothing, equipped with everything necessary for work. The classrooms are equipped with cutting tables, industrial sewing machines, overlock machines and other professional equipment.

Costume designers carry out design activities:

  • at enterprises for the design and production of garments (salon atelier, design studio, fashion house)

  • in experimental laboratories for the design of products for various purposes
  • at garment production enterprises of various forms of ownership (individual entrepreneurship)

A costume designer may also work in the fashion and beauty industry, in fashion, fabric and accessories stores, in modeling and advertising agencies, in design firms, in professional and glossy print publications, in image and style companies, to provide personal consultations on the formation of a rational wardrobe of clothes, visual correction of the figure, taking into account the color type of appearance, carrying out projects in the field of merchandising and window dressing, performing the functions of a buyer, as well as creating individual enterprises and author's design bureaus.

Communicative Design

The educational program of higher education in the field of “Design” (profile “Communicative Design”) is aimed at professional training in the field of digital design and information technology. No other profession in design combines such an amount of knowledge, experience and skills.

Communicative design shows versatility in everything that goes beyond the “decorative” understanding of design that is common in our Russian system of professional design education. Communication design today is the “engineering” planning of processes in complex organizational structures. It combines such components as visual design, advertising, illustration, type culture, printing processes, information objects in the urban environment, animation, performance (theatrical performance), branding, copywriting (writing texts), television and WEB design.

Communication design is closely related to the concepts of marketing, management, communication psychology. The specialist dealing with it is well aware that the product itself, of course, is important, but it is nothing without visual tools for communication with a potential client. A professional knows how to use all the tricks to attract a buyer to the store and encourage him to make a purchase.

The educational program of the profile “Communicative Design” is aimed at mastering new tools and technologies, the formation of professional skills, the development of system and design thinking.

The goal of studying is to develop students' professional thinking, the ability to convey ideas, problems, knowledge, skills and information in bright expressive signs and images.

A graduate who has been studied in the educational program “Design” (profile “Communicative Design”) will master:

  • skills of analysis of communicative situations in the practice of design and communicative resource of a design product

  • skills in using modern methods of aesthetic design of the subject environment, creating and designing visual communication systems, design products
  • skills in the development of complex graphic systems and graphic projects for the multimedia environment, printed publications
  • skills to carry out independent creative projects
  • skills of participation in exhibition projects in the field of fine arts and visual communications
  • skills in creating creative concepts and their implementation in various forms (introduction into production, placement in information networks)
  • skills in teaching the basics of design, computer technology in design

Basic studying courses

  • Academic drawing

  • Academic painting
  • Academic sculpture and plastic modeling
  • Art history
  • Propaedeutics
  • Fundamentals of multimedia in design
  • Graphics technique
  • Projecting
  • Computer technologies in design
  • Typography
  • 3D computer modeling in design
  • Web design and animation
  • Directing basics
  • Photography
  • Scientific research methods in design engineering
  • Methods of teaching art and design disciplines
  • Fundamentals of the theory and methodology of design
  • Organization of project activities

Students will have a lot of practice, immersion in a professional environment and lectures by professionals from the field of communication design. Classes are held in comfortable lecture rooms and computer classes, which gives students the opportunity to turn the most daring ideas into reality. As part of the training practice, it is planned to cooperate with major media portals, television companies, web studios and game development companies.

A graduate of the “Communicative Design” profile will be able to work in the field of web design, game design, and motion design. These are professions of the “new time”, the demand for which will only grow with the development of digital technologies.

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