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Ilia Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture
Year found: 1757
Legal form State
Country Russia
City Saint Petersburg




Year found: 1757
Legal form: State
Country: Russia
Awards: Bachelor Degree
                  Master Degree, Postgraduate
City: Saint Petersburg
Study language: Russian

The Arts Academy was founded in 1757 and is the largest arts educational institution and one of the most important scientific centers in Russia. For almost two and a half centuries the Academy has been promoting the traditional and classical fine art of Russia and plays a key part in the preservation of its native style. Presently there are more than seven hundred students during the day and over five hundred attending evening courses at the Academy. About 100 professors, associate professors, and 60 teachers teach at the Academy. The Academy has 5 faculties: Fine Art, Graphic Arts, Sculpture, Architecture, and Art Theory and History. 

The Library of The Russian Fine Arts Academy is the oldest art library in Russia. During the first decades of the Library`s existance many important books on painting, sculpture and architecture and on adjacent and subsidiary brunches of art such as anatomy, perspective and so on were acquired by the Library. Today the library houses editions from the XVIth, XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries, some of them are with the monogram and the coat of arms of the founder of The Arts Academy Ivan Shuvalov. Many old books are the remarkable examples of Russian and Westnern European polygraphic art. 

There are two exhibition halls, one called "Raphael", the other "Titian". The reason behind this is the fact that each individual hall displays frescos of these two fantastic artists. Temporary exhibitions are mostly held there - for example the "Exhibition of Diploma works" and the "Exhibition of the Academy professors". 

Graduates of the Repin Institute may be qualified as artist, theatrical artist, restoration artist with the restoration category, graphic artist, sculptor-artist, architect-artist, or arts specialist.  

Saint Petersburg


Saint Petersburg is a city and a federal subject ( a federal city ) of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg recently celebrated its 300th anniversary.

The city has an area of 606 sq. km., but if you include the immediate suburbs on the lowlands along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland, it is 1439 sq. km. The city measures 44 km from north to south and 25 km from east to west.

St. Petersburg developed according to a strict, well thought-out plan, which had been finalized by 1712. The wide Neva and all the numerous other rivers and canals were incorporated into the city design and created its scale. 1865 saw the division of the city into 12 administrative sections. It is now divided into 20 administrative districts. According to the latest census, taken in 2000, 4,695,000 people currently live in St. Petersburg.

The St. Petersburg climate is influenced by the huge expanses of the Atlantic Ocean and its immediate proximity to the Gulf of Finland; water also accounts for 10% of the city area -- a great number of rivers, lakes and marshes.


The region varies from a marine to a continental climate, mild and humid, with a significant amount of cloudy weather, frequent mists and substantial rainfall. In summer the city enjoys periods of hot, dry weather when the temperature can reach 35 degrees C. The average temperature in winter is -- 7.8 degrees C.


The largest of the public higher education institutions is Saint Petersburg State University, enrolling approximately 32,000 undergraduate students; and the largest non-governmental higher education institutions is the Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law. Other famous universities are Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University, Herzen University and Saint Petersburg Military engineering-technical university. However, the public universities are all federal property and do not belong to the city.


St. Petersburg is built on 42 islands at the Neva delta where the river flows into the Gulf of Finland. It is one of the worlds leading cities in terms of its number of rivers, islands and bridges. St. Petersburg is sometimes called a museum of bridges - it has over 300 of them.

69 rivers and other waterways flow through the city and its immediate environs; within the city limits there are 40 rivers, tributaries, canals and other waterways with a total length of 217.5 km. The principal ones are the Great and Lesser Neva, the Great, Medium and Lesser Nevka, the Fontanka, the Karpovka, the Okhta, the Zhdanovka, the Moika, Chernaya Rechka and the Obvodnyy Canal.


A great deal in St. Petersburg artistic decoration is reminiscent of the city naval glory, which is inextricably linked with the expanses of the Baltic Sea. Peter I did all he could to ensure that the sails of Russian ships were seen along the Baltic coast. Russia became a formidable naval power, confirming its superiority with glorious victories and round-the-world voyages.









- Fine Arts Faculty: Monument Painting, Easel Painting, Theatrical Decorations, Church and Historical Painting, Painting Restoration and Painting and Composition Departments.
- Graphic Arts Faculty: Easel Graphics and Book Graphics.
- Sculpture Department 
- Architecture Faculty: History and Theory of Architecture and Engineering and Building Subjects.
- Art Theory and History Faculty: The Arts Theory and History Faculty and Foreign Arts.


- Painting Restoration Workshop led by Professor Michail Devjatov. The workshop was founded in 1971. Since its beginning it has been it has been known as the best finest school of painting restoration in Russia. The workshop offers certifications in: preservation and restoration of oil and classic russian tempera painting (6 years with a choice of specialization after first two years of training).  

A foreign student may get a place in the hostel if there are free places (the standard room for two students).

The academic year starts on the 1st of October and finishes on the 1st of June. In June, July students do practical work in Saint Petersburg and in other cities of Russia.

Note: To enter Saint Petersburg State Repin Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture any foreign entrant is to pass Russian test. To study at the faculty of Fine Arts Critics and History of Fine Arts entrants are to speak Russian fluently. 

Preparatory course    9900 USD 



Painting and Graphics Faculty, Sculpture Faculty and Architecture Faculty:

1st, 2nd year - USD 5000 per year; 3rd- 6th year - USD 6000 per year 

Post-graduate study (3 years), Training course (for trainees) - USD 7000 per year 

Fine Arts Critics and History of Fine Arts:

1st-3d year - USD 3500 per year; 4th -5th year - USD 4000 per year 

Correspondence courses - USD 1500 per year; 4th-5th year - USD 4000 per year

Training course1st - 6th year - USD 4000 per year 


Other expenses:


- Accomodation fee: USD 480-870 per year
- Medical insurance: USD 150 per year
- Living Expenses: from USD 200 per month
- Airport trasfer: USD 100 






Please note, tuition fee could change (1-3%) due to exchange rate.                          10/07/2016 update