FACULTY OF CHURCH ARTS

Very Rev. Prof. Aleksandr Saltykov

THE DEAN

Very Rev. Prof. Aleksandr Saltykov

Dean of the Faculty of Church Arts, Professor in the Department of History and Theory of Christian Art

+7 (495) 098-01-12

fch@pstgu.ru


General information

The Faculty of Church Arts at STOUH is one of the leading centers for training professional experts in the fields of ecclesiastical art. The Faculty provides training in five specialties and areas of study: Iconography, Monumental Art, Restoration, Church Embroidery, and History and Theory of Christian Art.

The educational concept of the Faculty of Church Arts is based on a synthesis of the traditions of Byzantine and Russian church art, Orthodox theology and the achievements of contemporary art history.

The Faculty is unique in that students receive the theological education necessary for church art and art history, such that graduates combine professional skills with an understanding of the particular features of of church art, which is defined first and foremost by its liturgical purpose.

The main goal of the Faculty is to prepare students for independent creative work within the bounds of the Church canons in a spirit of fidelity to the sacred Patristic Tradition, to the hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church, and to Russia.


There are 5 departments in the Faculty:

·     Department of History and Theory of Christian Art

·     Department of Church Embroidery

·     Department of Monumental Art

·     Department of Restoration

·     Department of Iconography

The art studios of the Faculty of Church Arts [ru] at STOUH continue and develop the best traditions of church art.

The artistic directors and instructors at the studios include faculty of the Departments of Monumental Art and of Iconography, members of the Moscow Union of Artists, and graduates of STOUH, V. I. Surikov Moscow State Academic Institute, and Moscow Theological Academy’s School of Iconography.

The internships [ru] undertaken by students of the Faculty of Church Arts at STOUH include studying and copying artworks, and working at museums.

Contacts

FACULTY OF CHURCH ARTS

Malaya Lubyanka str., 16, Moscow 101000


+7 (495) 098-01-12
fch@pstgu.ru