Development of design education in Russia: history and contemporary problems


Anna V.Solovieva,Tatiana S.Semichevskaya, Oleg V.Bik,Elizaveta S. Terekhina,



design history,design education,russian design,professional competency,professional training,


The article discusses particularities of the development of design education in modern Russia. The necessity of interrelation between classical art and design, academic art and engineering education, traditional craft and applied art was identified and represented by variety of opinions of Russian and foreign researchers. It shows the evolution of opinions on the methods of formation a creative vision in the process of professional training of future designers. Article contains a detailed analysis of the history of educational activities and creative concepts of innovative design trends and activities. It shows the specific place and role of art universities, as well as the contribution of individual masters in the development of modern design education. Today in Russia, the graduate preparation of designers is determined by the federal state standard, but the alternative system of design education on the basis of non-state private educational institutions is becoming more competitive. The results of the analysis show that the formation of a creative vision in the process of professional training of future designers implies the multidimensionality and unity of design education.


I.GenisaretskyO.I.(1987).Project culture and conceptualism.Collection ofscientific works of VNIITE(«Vserossiyskiy nauchno-issledovatel’skiy institut tekhnicheskoy estetiki» All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Technical Aesthetics),Vol.52.pp.1-6.Available online at:

II.Glazychev V. (2006).Design as it is. V Europe, Moscow, RF.Available online at:——–2–.raw?tmpl=component

III.History of the Stroganov Academy.(2018).Available online at: S.O. (1996).Architecture of the Soviet avant-garde: In 2 books: Book one. Form formation problems. Masters and currents. Stroyizdat, Moscow, RF.Available online at:

IV.Khan-MagomedovS.O. (1995).The pioneers of Soviet design.Galart,Moscow, RF.Available online at:

V.Lossky, O.N. (1991). History of Russian philosophy.trans. from English.Soviet writer, Moscow, RF. p. 274. ISBN 5-265-02255-4; Available online at:

VI.Semper G. (1970).Practicalaesthetics.Publishing house “Art”,Moscow, RF.Available online at:

VII.SlasteninV.A.,Isaev I.F.; Shiyanov E.N. (2002).Pedagogy: Textbook for students of Supreme Pedagogy Training Institutions. Publishing Center “Academy”,Moscow, RF. Available online at:

VIII.SolovievaA.V. (2008).The aesthetic upbringing of an individuality by means of the design education.Pedagogy of art. Publisher: Institute of Art Education and Culturology RAO, Moscow, RF. 4:32-41.Available online at:

IX.SolovievaA.V. (2010).Formation of professional competence of future designers in non-state universities.PhD in Ped.scThesis. Moscow, RF.Available onlineat:

X.Talashkino. The estate of Princess Maria Tenisheva.Available online at:

XI.Tenisheva M.K. (1933).Impressions of my life.Paris. The Russian Historical and Genealogical Society in France.Available online at:

XII.TkachenkoE.V.; Kozhuhovskaya, S.M. (2004).Design education. Theory, practice, development trajectory. “Aqua-press”.Ekaterinburg, RF.pp.5-8.Available online at:

XIII.VoronovN.V. (2002).The Russian design.Moscow, RF.Izd. Union of Designers of Russia. Available online at:

View | Download