Forms of Education
  • Full-time
  • Distant-Learning

 

Bachelor's Degree
  • Journails  full-time
  • Direction  full-time
  • Instrumental Performance  (Brass-Pop, Folk instruments) full-time
  • Library and Information Resources  full-time/distant–learning
  • Camera work  full-time/distant–learning
  • Artistic Photography  full-time/distant–learning
  • Dance Pedagogy  full-time/distant–learning
Master's Degree
  • Journalism  full–time
  • Direction full–time
  • Library and Information Resources  full-time
  • Camera work  full-time
  • Artistic Photography  full-time
  • Dance Pedagogy  full-time
 

The Faculty of Culture was established by the RA Honoured Worker of Culture, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Karlen Mirzakhanyan in 1970, who held the position until 1990.

From 1990-2011 the Faculty was headed by Doctor of Historical Sciences, the RA Honoured Worker of Culture, current ASPU Chancellor Rouben Mirzakhanyan.

In 2011, the Dean of the Faculty of Culture was appointed the Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, and RA Honoured Worker of Culture Gevorg Tadevosyan.

And starting from the academic year 2009/2010 the educational process is arranged in a two- staged system: Bachelor’s Degree which is four years, and Master’s Degree which lasts for two years.

The six Chairs which are included in the Faculty prepare specialists in twelve professional fields. Since 1970 till our days, the Faculty of Culture has had around 6000 graduates.

 

Staff

Chair of Theatre and Film Direction

The Chair was formed in March 2012 as a result of reorganization of three Chairs – Chair of Direction of Mass Events, Chair of Camera Work and Artistic Photography and Chair of TV Direction.

Famous cultural figures lectured at the Chair in different years, among them theatre experts Louisa Samvelyan and Karen Kalantaryan, masters of cinematography Yuri Yerznkyan, Frunze Dovlatyan, Henrik Malyan, Dmitri Kesayants, Albert Yavuryan, Laert Vagharshyan and many others.

The following people work at the Chair today: Armen Elbakyan, People’s Artist of the Republic of Armenia, Art Director of the State Academic Theater after Gabriel Sundukyan, Professor, Head of Chair, Narine Malyan, Art Director of the Theatre-Studio of Cinema Artists after Henrik Malyan, Honoured Art Worker of the Republic of Armenia, Professor Aida Hovhannisyan, Anna Elbakyan, Chief Director of the Yerevan State Marionette Theatre, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Armenia, Lecturer, Razmik Khosroyev, an actor of the State Academic Theater after G. Sundukyan, Honoured Art Worker of the Republic of Armenia, Associate Professor, Armen Santrosyan, an actor of the Yerevan State Youth Theatre, Honoured Art Worker of the Republic of Armenia, Professor, Greta Mezhlumyan, an actress of the State Academic Theater after G. Sundukyan, Art Worker of the Republic of Armenia, Professor, Suren Hasmikyan, Candidate of Sciences in Art, Professor, Martin Vardazaryan, People’s Artist of the Republic of Armenia, conductor-consultant at the Pop and Symphonic Orchestra of Public TV and Radio Company of Armenia, Lili Elbakyan, Director at the Yerevan State Marionette Theatre, Professor Zemfira Yeristsyan and many others.

Diploma theses of University graduates have been stored at the University Museum since 1998.

Graduates of the Chair work as directors, assistant directors and actors at theatres and TV companies. They also play in feature films and telefilms.

Students do their internship at state theatres and leading TV companies in Yerevan, such as the State Academic Theatre after G. Sundukyan, Theatre-Studio of Cinema Artists after H. Malyan, Yerevan State Marionette Theatre, State Drama Theatre after H. Ghaplanyan, “Shant,” “Armenia” and “Yerkir Media” TV companies, Ordfilm Film Production Company, etc.

E-mail: cultcom-direct28@aspu.am

Tel.: 55 60 30 (internal: 108, 122)

Chair of Music

“The Chair of Music of the Faculty of Culture was established in 1973; the founding Dean of the Faculty Karlen Mirzakhanyan had a great role in development of the Chair.

The Chair has two Departments – “Conductor of Brass-Pop Orchestra” and the “Conductor of Folk Instruments”.

In different years the Chair was conducted by the following persons:

1973 -1987- Associate Professor, USSR Honoured Art Figure, Vahagn Stamboltsyan/

1987 – 2003- Professor, USSR Honoured Art Figure Souren Abrahamyan

2003 – 2004- Associate Professor, USSR Honoured Art Figure Seyran Ohanyan

2004 – 2005- Professor, Composer, USSR Honoured Art Figure Sergey Aghajanyan

Since 2005 till now the Chair has been run by the Associate Professor, the RA Honoured Artist Ara Gevorgyan.

Throughout the many years’ activities carried out by the Chair we would like to specify the “Nairi” brass orchestra, which has an active involvement in the cultural life of our country (since 2003 the orchestra has been headed by Kolya Martirosyan- the Associate Professor of the same Chair).

  • 9 May 1984, Moscow, Parade-Contest of Folk Brass Orchestras, 1st place with the right to participate in the international festival commemorating Podiveni in the city of Trenchin, Czechoslovakia. The orchestra of the Chair in question returned from the festival with a medal, first prize diploma and certificates.
  • 2009-2010- International festival in Batumi, first class diploma
  • 2013 –“Renaissance” international contest-festival in Gyumri- 1st prize
  • 2014 – “Renaissance” international contest festival, the folk instruments orchestra received the 3rd prize (conductor Associate Professor Levon Avagyan)

2008- The folk instruments orchestra issued a CD with Armenian folk songs and melodies.

Outstanding figures of culture had been employed at the Chair throughout different years; among them were the ASSR people’s artist, Associate Professor Hakob Ter-Voskanyan, Professor, Composer Robert Petrosyan, Associate Professor Aram Ckatanyan, etc.

The RA People’s Artist, Professor, the Artistic Director of the RA Pop-Symphonic Orchestra of the Public Radio and Television Yervand Yerznkyan, Honoured Quanun player, the RA People’s Artist, Professor Hasmik Leyloyan, the RA Honoured Artist, Professor Norayr Davtyan, Professors Hrach Nazaryan (duduk), Sigizmund Nersisyan (percussion instruments), Associate Professor Sevada Shhoyan (saxophone, clarinet), and others are employed at the Chair today.

E-mail: music-music-chair30@aspu.am

Tel.: 55 60 30 (internal: 104)

Chair of TV and Radio Journalism

The Chair of Television and Radio Journalism was established in 1995 at the initiative of Yuri Yerznkyan and was initially considered a specialized unit of the Chair of Cinematography. In October 2010, it became a separate chair which was headed by Armen Amiryan, Executive Director of the Public Radio of Armenia, Associate Professor.

At present, the Acting Head of the Chair is Levon Galstyan.

Since the formation of the Chair, many noted specialists in Armenia have lectured at the Chair, including Professors Armen Hovhannisyan and Robert Mavisakalyan, correspondent member of the RA National Academy of Sciences, Doctor and Professor Artem Sargsyan, Candidate of Pedagogical Science Shamiram Aghabekyan, Colonel Nikolay Grigoryan, Kentron (Center) TV commentator Petros Ghazaryan, veteran journalist of the Public Radio of Armenia Stepan Marutyuan and many others.

Today, the Chair is staffed by a team of professionals, including Artashes Martirosyan, Deputy Dean of Faculty, Candidate of Philological Science, Associate Professor, Hakob Avetikyan, a renowned TV journalist, editor-in-chief of “Azg” daily, Professor, Sergo Yesritsyan, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Aram Abrahamyan, Candidate of Art Theory, editor-in-chief of “Aravot” daily, distinguished journalists Varuzhan Olkinyan and Artur Bakhtamyan, poet and radio journalist Hovik Hoveyan, Associate Professor Artur Baghdasaryan, Karine Titanyan, Gnel Nalbandyan, Diana Markosyan, Narine Mkrtchyan, Ara Martirosyan, Gayane Poghosyan and many others.

Practical trainings are conducted at the Learning Studio after Armen Hovhannisyan of the Faculty of Culture which is furnished with the necessary equipment and supplies.

TV and Radio Hall after Stepan Poghosyan and Radio Hall after Yuri Yerznkyan operate inside the Chair.

The Chair offers full-time Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes in Journalism.

E-mail: radiotv-jour@armspu.am

Tel.: 55 60 30 (internal: 105,106)

Chair of Camerawork, Artistic Photography, Socio-cultural Activities

The Chair of Film and Television Studies was established in the Faculty in 1970.

The Chair was established in March 2012 as a result of reorganization of the Chair of TV Direction, Camerawork, and Artistic Photography.

In different years, the following persons headed the Chair: Luiza Samvelyan (1970-1975), Yuri Yerzinkyan (1977-1996), Frunze Dovlatyan(1996-1997), Albert Yavuryan (1997-2007) and Aida Hovhannisyan 2007-2012).

A number of prominent representatives of the field work at the Chair, including Zaven Sargsyan, Honoured Art Worker of the Republic of Armenia, Director of S.Parajanov House-Museum, Vrezh Petrosyan, Honoured Art Worker of the Republic of Armenia, Professor, Associate Professors Sahak Troyan, Boris Hovsepyan and others.

Students of the Chair regularly participate in national and international exhibitions and win various prizes and diplomas. They also organize thematic exhibitions.

E-mail: opertv29@aspu.am

Tel.: 55 60 30 (internal: 107, 155)

Chair of Choreography Pedagogy

The Chair was established at the initiative of Azat Gharibyan, People’s Artist of the Republic of Armenia. He headed the Chair from 1976 to 1980.

Frunze Yelanyan, who headed the Chair from 1980 to 2003, had his great contribution to the establishment of the Chair.

Karen Gevorgyan, Honoured Worker of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, Professor, has been heading the Chair since 2004.

Students of the Chair learn and master techniques of Armenian folk, classical and modern dances and receive the qualification a choreographer/educator under full-time and distance education systems.

In addition, as ballet dancers, students of this Chair took part in the world-famous ballet “Spartak”, which is included in the main schedule of the National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. 

Within the framework of interstate programmes and as a result of cooperation between the Chair and the corresponding departments of the RA Ministry of Culture, a number of state dance groups from Korea, China, Greece and Syria visited Armenia and gave joint dance classes at the Chair.

The Chair students also participated in the “Delphic Games” and were awarded a gold medal in the “Folk Dance” category.

E-mail: dancped27@aspu.am

Tel.: 55 60 30 (internal: 110, 111)

Chair of Museology, Library Studies and Bibliographies

The Chair of Library Science and Bibliography was established in 1970. The second professional education unit – Museum Studies and Protection of Monuments – was formed on its basis in 2001. In 2009, it became a separate chair at the head of Doctor of History, Professor Lavrenti Barseghyan

In 2014, the Chair of Library Science and Bibliography was formed after the merger of these two chairs - Chair of Library Science and Bibliography and Chair of Museum Studies and Protection of Monuments.

In different years, the Chair was headed by leading specialists of the field, such as Hrachya Kostikyan, Candidate of Pedagogical Science, Associate Professor, Khikar Barseghyan, Doctor of History, Professor, Balabek Melyan, Candidate of Philological Science, Associate Professor, Knarik Korkotyan, Candidate of Philological Science, Associate Professor, and Gagik Sukiasyan, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor.

Today, the Chair is headed by Amatuni Virabyan, Doctor of History, Director of the National Archives of Armenia.

Graduates of the Chair work in libraries, museums, archives, educational and media centers in Armenia and Artsakh.

E-mail: cultmon.st26@aspu.am

Tel.:55 60 30 (internal: 112)

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