2-year master/full-time

YSAFA offers bachelor and master programmes in Painting on full time basis. The programmes offer exceptional methodology to promote and enhance student learning, are based on national cultural traditions and values, elaborate upon investigation of modern technologies as well as international experience. Students learn to get dimensional – spatial images through the help of lines and colours, to use plastic dimensions, to seek the technique and the technology of completing work of fine arts, to find unique solutions to compositional structure and colour. A unique opportunity to work with life models to ensure one-to-one choice of colour and relevant professional skills is guaranteed.  

Starting from the third year of bachelor studies, the teaching and learning process mainly takes place in studios run by the most prominent artists of the Republic. At master’s level, the programme focuses on creativity, critical thinking as well as development of research abilities of a student.


Professional Courses

1st year

  • Painting
  • Research Metgods
  • Composition
  • Monumental Painting Techniques and Technologies/Professional Foreign Language – elective
  • Replication Techniques and Technologies / Professional Foreign Language /Machine Graphics– elective
  • Research Project

2nd year

  • Composition
  • Restoration Technologies
  • Portfolio Project
  • Research Project

Master’s degree final assessment is carried out in the form of master’s thesis or a complex creative compositional work defence. In case of compositional work, the graduate presents an extended explanatory or the research study referring to the work subject to defence. The final work should express not only students’ academic knowledge and creative abilities but also research skills. For the preparation of the Master’s thesis or compositional work, a supervisor and an opponent are assigned to a graduate, and, if necessary, also a life model.  The topic, scope, sizes are approved by the relevant chair.


Necessary documents
  1. Curriculum of Painting academic programme
  2. Course descriptions



Faculty of Arts; Dean: Prof. E. Vardanyan

Tel. (+37410) 58 07 86


Chair of Painting

Head:  Prof. A. Grigoryan

Tel. (+37410) 25 88 61