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The history of the Faculty of Arts comes from the depth of years.

The Department of Music was founded in 1959. The Department of Painting was founded in 1960. Later in 1965 both departments merged forming the Faculty of Aesthetics which consisted of two departments - Music and Fine Arts. Over the years, as a result of structural changes, the faculty and its departments underwent separation and remerging, receiving various titles, and in 2012 it was named Faculty of Arts.

Throughout the entire history of the faculty, the best specialists of the republic taught there. It is enough to recall artist-teacher, honoree of Arts, professor Karapet Minasyan, honoree of Arts Hmayak Avetisyan, people’s artists, honoree of Arts Edward Isabekyan, academician of USSR Academy of Fine Arts, people’s artist Hovhannes Zardaryan, people’s artist Suren Safaryan, honoree of Arts, people’s artist, academician of USSR Academy of Fine Arts Ghukas Chubaryan, people’s artists Artashes Hovsepyan, Ara Shiraz, Zakar Khachatryan, Levon Tokmajyan, , outstanding artists Suren Pipoyan, Tigran Tokmajyan, Levon Kojoyan, Ashot Melkonyan, Tigran Simonyan, Ruben Ghevondyan, honoree of Arts Vahram Khachikyan, outstanding artists Harutyun Hovhannisyan, Artashes Hunanyan, Varos Shahmuradyan. In the sphere of music, people’s artist Emma Tsaturyan, outstanding artists, professors Tsitsilya Brutyan, professor Yakov Zargaryan and others. Names that will bring honour to any educational institution.

Previously, the faculty was headed by K. Mirzakhanyan, Ya. Zargaryan, V. Khachikyan, L. Berberyan, Y. Manukyan, G Khudoyan, A. Shekunts, L. Nersisyan, S. Terzyan, S. Elbakyan. Now the faculty is headed by the Doctor of Art History, professor Ara Hakobyan.

The Faculty of Art is a multifunctional educational complex which provides educational, scientific and creative processes. Postgraduate education is provided by specialized departments.

Various artistic choirs, an ensemble of violinists and an art studio have always and are still operating in the faculty.

Today the Faculty of Arts employs 5 PHD professors, 6 professors, 2 candidate professors of science, 15 candidate associate professors of science, 2 candidates of science, 2 assistant candidates of science, 10 associate professors, 10 assistants, 21 lecturers, education-related support staff.

In this light the faculty has educated and trained thousands of graduates, most of whom have become dedicated pedagogue-artists. The graduates work at schools, universities, cultural and scientific-research institutions , and most of them are prominent artists in the republic. Today the faculty carries on the work and efforts of its predecessors. Three exhibition hall-auditoriums, where founding teachers' works stand, also works by teachers who have worked in that time frame, those still teaching, as well as works of friends supporting the faculty.


Chair of Fine Arts

The Chair of Fine Arts was formed in 2012 as a result of merger of two chairs - Chair of Painting and Chair of Drawing.

The aforesaid chairs were set up on the basis of the Chair of Painting, which was opened in 1961. By 1966, the Chair had been headed by Honored Art Worker, Associate Professor Karo Minasyan.

In different years, the Chair was headed by M. Panosyan (1966-1967), E. Isabekyan, People's Artist of Armenia, Professor Hovhannes Zardaryan (1967-1968).

In 1968, the Chairs of Painting and Drawing were separated.

In 1968-1988, the Chair of Painting was headed by People's Artist of Armenia, Professor Hovhannes Zardaryan, and later by People's Artist of Armenia, Professor Suren Safaryan.

In 1988- 2012, the Chair was headed by Professor of the RF Academy of Management, Doctor Lems Nersisyan.

In 1968, the Chair of Drawing was headed by corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Fine Arts, People’s Artist of Armenia, Professor Ghukas Chubaryan.

Later, the position was assumed by Honored Artist Zakhar Khachatryan, Associate Professor Hovhannes Muardyan, Professor Stepan Grigoryan and candidate of Mathematical Science, Associate Professor Artashes Keshishyan.

In 2012, the Chair of Computer Graphics of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics united with the Chair of Drawing. In the same year, the Chairs of Painting and Drawing were merged into the Chair of Fine Arts. Lems Nersisyan was appointed Acting Head of the Chair.

Sargis Terzyan was appointed Acting head of the Chair from 2013 to 2014.

People’s Artist of Armenia, Professor Paraon Mirozyan has been heading the Chair since 2014.

The Chair of Fine Arts is one of the most important chairs of the Faculty. Here students acquire profound knowledge, painting tips and techniques in painting, drawing, sculpture, design and illustration of books, computer graphics, as well as pedagogical and methodological skills in the field of Fine Arts.

The Chair aims to give its students appropriate education, prepare high-level teaching artists (artist educators).

Experienced professors and lecturers, including folk artists and distinguished art experts work at the Chair.

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Tel: 55 60 30 (internal: 134)

Ara Hravard Hakobyan

Dean of Faculty of Art Education, Acting Head of the Chair of Fine Arts, Doctor of Arts (PhD)

Arthur Yerjanik Martirosyan

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), professor

Karen Aghamyan G.

 Honored Art Worker, President of the Artists Union of Armenia, Professor

Lems Souren Nersisyan

Doctor of Petagogical Sciences, professor

Anush Yeghiazaryan Karapet

Doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor

Artashes Poghos Keshishyan

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor

Gayane Yeghiazaryan L.

Doctor of Pedagogy, docent

Tigran  Eduard  Davtyan


Lilit Melikyan
Hripsime Maronyan


Taron Armenak Aleksanyan


Naira Mkhitaryan


Melqon Avetisyan


Kamo Vasha Khachatryan


Anna David Davtyan


Faenberg Hrach Sargsyan


Sevada Mushegh Sargsyan

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Associate Professor

Samvel Manuk Karapetyan

Doctor of Philosophy, аssociate professor

Misak Vardges Melqonyan

Associate Professor

Gevorg S. Grigoryan


Vahram Spartak Hakobyan


Aghvan Zalibek Mkhitaryan

Assistant Professor 

Haykuhi Mukoyan М.

Doctor of Pedagogy, Associate Professor

Vahagn H. Jivanyan


Srapion Henrik Danielyan


Vanand Hovhannes Shiraz Karapetyan


David V. Hovhannisyan


Liana Hrachik Ayvazyan

Dean’s deputy on educational work at faculty of Art Education, Assistant

Sagradova Sona


Eduard Muradyan


Armen Lyova Arakelyan
Karen Yeritsyan Homeros

Educational Master

Aram Nikolyan


Ani Abraham Hovhannisyan

Lecturer, specialist

Chair of Music Education

As a result of structural changes taking place in the Faculty for many years, the Chair of Theory of Music and its Teaching Methods, Chair of Musical Instruments, Chair of Conducting and Voice Training were separated and then merged, receiving new names in the process.

In 2015, the Chair of Music Education was formed as a result of merger of these three chairs.

In different years, the three chairs were headed by different musicologists and performers, including Tsitsilia Brutyan, Emma Tsaturyan, Eduard Elbakyan, Khoren Meykhanejian, Manuk Manukyan, Henrik Simonyan, Elena Vardanyan, Seda Mangasaryan, Karlen Topchyan, Loreta Aghasaryan, Arkadi Shekunts, Yuri Yuzbashyan, Sargis Elbakyan, Vyacheslav Yedigaryan, Artashes Baburyan, Anna Harutyunyan, Margarita Baghdasaryan and many others.

Throughout its history, the Chair had different choirs which were led by Associate Professor V. Chakmishyan, Honored Art Worker of the Republic of Armenia, Professor E. Tsaturyan, Honored Art Worker of the RA, Professor E. Elbakyan, Professors Kh. Meykhanejian, M. Mesropyan and Associate Professor A. Baburyan.

The mixed choir of the Chair led by Honored Artist of the RA, Professor E. Elbakyan won a gold medal at the Republic-wide competition of the choirs, and the female chamber choir “Ave Maria” led by Associate Professor A. Baburyan became laureate of “Amadeus-98” Republic-wide competition. “Ave Maria” is actively engaged in the musical life of the republic and has performed concerts in Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Goris, Artashat, Ashtarak, Ararat and other cities of the country.

The Chair also has an ensemble of violinists led by Associate Professor Yuri Avetisyan, which is actively involved in the musical life of the University.

The Chair carries out scientific-methodical, scientific-research, scientific-educational activities, organizes postgraduate education and publishes monographs, methodical manuals and scientific articles. Lecturers and students participate in different conferences and present scientific reports.

Lecturers and students of the Chair also participate in the cultural life of the University.

The Chair has 1 PhD-Professor, 3 Professors, 6 candidates for Associate Professor, 7 Associate Professors, 5 Assistants and 9 Lecturers.

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Tel.: 55 60 30(internal: 164)

Chair of Art History, Theory and Cultural Studies

The Chair was formed in 1968. In different times, the Chair was called “Chair of Methods of Teaching Drawing and Graphics” /1968-1988/, “Chair of Teaching Painting and Decorative and Applied Arts” /1988-2007/ and Chair of History and Theory of Art and Culturology /from 2007 to date/.

The Chair was headed by renowned specialists in the country, including Honoured Art Worker, Professor Vahram Khachikyan /1968-1984/, Associate Professor Harutyun Hovhannisyan /1984-1988/, Honoured Worker of Science, Professor Hravard Hakobyan /1988-2000, 2007-2008/ and Professor Sargis Terzyan /2000-2007/.

The Chair offers courses in the following specializations: History and Theory of Arts, Arts Management and Culturology. It also offers full-time and distance-learning programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. The Department of History and Theory of Arts, Arts Management prepares art critics and specialists in Arts Management (alternatively Arts Administration).

During the study period, students get acquainted with the history of fine arts, architecture, music in Armenia and in the world, programmes in Arts Management and Humanities.

Graduates can work at galleries, museums, educational institutions and cultural centers as art critics and specialists in Arts Management.

The Department of Culturology prepares culture experts or culturologists. During the study period, students get acquainted with the history of culture, architecture, music, theatre and cinema in Armenia and in the world, as well as programmes in Humanities. Students participate in museum practices, organize cultural events.Graduates can work in cultural institutions.

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 55 60 30(internal: 133)