Forms of Education
  • Full-time
  • Distant-Learning
Bachelor's Degree
  • Culturology
  • Painting
  • Musical Education
  • Decorative Applied Art
  • Theory, History and Management of Art
  • Clothes Design
Master's Degree
  • Culturology
  • Painting
  • Musical Education
  • Decorative Applied Art
  • Theory, History and Management of Art     

 

The Department Chair of Song and Music was formed in 1959 and the Department Chair of Elementary Drawing Methods was opened in 1960.

The Faculty of Aesthetic Education with its two departments –Music and Fine Arts - was established in the future as a result of merger of these two departments.

Over the years, as a result of structural changes, the Faculty was separated from its departments and then merged again, receiving different names in the process.

In different years, the Faculty was headed by K. Mirzakhanyan, Y. Zargaryan, V. Khachikyan, L. Berberyan, Y. Manukyan, G. Khudoyan, Y. Yuzbashyan, A. Shekunts, L. Nersisyan and S. Terzyan. In 2012, it was renamed Faculty of Art Education.

The Faculty of Art Education is considered to be a multi-functional educational and academic unit that provides educational, scientific and creative processes. Postgraduate education is carried out by specialized departmentsChairs.

Graduates of the Faculty work at schools, universities, cultural and research institutions of the country. Many of them are well-known art experts. The Faculty has its artistic groups and ensembles – choirs and a violin ensemble.

Five Doctors, 23 Professors, 23 Candidates of Science, 17 Associate Professors, two People's Artists, five Honoured Art Workers, one Honoured Teacher, one Honoured Pedagogue and one Honoured Science Worker work at the Faculty of Art Education.

Faculty Blog address : gegharvest.wordpress.com.

Staff

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.

E-mail: finearts22@aspu.am

Tel: 55 60 30 (internal: 134)

Chair of Design and Applied Decorative Art

The Chair of Design, Decorative and Applied Arts was established in 2009.In 2011, a specialized unit called “Applied Art” was opened at the Faculty of Fine Arts.

During the years of study, students acquire [through special courses] basic knowledge in Fine Arts, Decorative and Applied Arts, fabric design, clothing design, pottery, art processing of metal and wood, interior and exterior design and landscape design.

The aim of the academic discipline “Design” is to prepare designers, developers, architects, advertising and printing industry professionals who will realize creative ideas and apply those technologies with the knowledge of computer graphics and geometric modeling, aesthetics, art and psychology.

The specialized unit “Clothing/Fashion Design” was established at the Chair in 2012.

The aim of the course is to prepare fashion designers, who will create new and interesting styles of clothing, improve and better them in accordance with modern standards, considering requirements for the aesthetic quality of the product and consumer market.

The course aims to develop students' thinking abilities and their skills to gather information, do market research and analysis. The Chair also offers Master's Degree programmes.

In February 2010, the Chair organized a student exhibition at the Artists' Union of Armenia. Only works of decorative and applied art were showcased at the exhibition. This was the first-ever exhibition of its kind in the history of the Faculty of Art Education.

The best works created by the Faculty students are exhibited in Armenia and in other countries. The Chair also organizes runway shows, festivals and competitions. Members of the Artists' Union of Armenia, International Association of Designers, highly experienced lecturers work in the Chair. Every year, they present numerous scientific works to public and regularly participate in art exhibitions.

E-mail: de-art52@aspu.am

Tel.: 55 60 30(internal: 139)

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.

Nine Professors,eleven Associate Professors, one Doctor and seven Candidates work at the Chair.

E-mail: mus-art33@aspu.am

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: arthistcult20@aspu.am

Tel.: 55 60 30(internal: 133)

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