2-year master/full-time

YSAFA is the only provider of BA and MA programmes in Graphics in Armenia and the programme has its set traditions formed throughout years offered on full time basis.

The programme aims at preparing highly qualified specialists for the fields of machine graphics, book graphics and book illustration. The students learn to get dimensional images using lines, to create graphic compositional projects (machine, book design). As work on material is the main means of expression for graphic arts, special attention is drawn to it within the programme and the students obtain required skills and abilities for choosing and using graphic materials appropriate for the composition.

The programme also offers in-depth knowledge on techniques and technologies /lithography, linography, zincography, etching, different types of engraving, etc./. Further, the programme offers internships in the laboratory of the YSAFA or in publishing and printing houses. The variety of graphic techniques and materials offered by the programme opens wider opportunities for the future artists while turning ideas into plastic works.

Professional Courses

1st year

  • Painting
  • Research Methods
  • Creative Drawing
  • Composition
  • Work with Material
  • Machine Graphics Mixed Technics/Art Photography/Professional Foreign Languages/Graphics Design– elective
  • Coloured / Book Printing Techniques/Professional Foreign Languages/ Lithography – elective
  • Research Project

2nd year

  • Creative Drawing
  • Composition
  • 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 Graphics academic programme
  2. Course descriptions



Faculty of Fine Arts; Dean: Prof. E. Vardanyan

Tel. (+37410) 58 07 86


Chair of Graphics

Head: A. Baghdasaryan

Tel. (+37410) 34 05 34