The Institute for the Humanities and Information Technologies (IGUMO) is a private higher education institution in Moscow having a state license and accreditation. IGUMO was founded on April 24, 1996.
IGUMO is a creative higher education institution that trains professionals in the fields of design and photography. Its graduates possess professional skills in multimedia, marketing, and entrepreneurship.
The Institute for the Humanities and Information Technologies has a sustainable system of values that has been formed over the years through the interaction of academic staff, IGUMO employees, and students. Based on our experience, we have created the most comfortable conditions for the professional development of students.
We show respect to every individual we interact with. We demonstrate friendliness, pay attention to one another, and do our best to create an atmosphere of constructive and positive communication. We respect the values, feelings, and moral positions of others.
We are always open to honest dialogue with applicants, students, colleagues, and partners. It is important for us to develop communication in the fields of educational, cultural, professional, and social projects to provide out students with new opportunities and improve our educational space.
We are responsible to students and their parents for creating a high-quality educational environment and a creative atmosphere.
FREEDOM OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Students participate in carrying out creative projects throughout their education at IGUMO, thus enriching their professional competencies.
STUDENTS LEARN FROM ACTUAL INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WITH EXTENSIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: designers, photographers, business founders in creative industries, directors, art directors, curators of exhibition projects, illustrators, documentary project directors, and photo artists.
PARTNERSHIP WITH BAUHAUS
In 2020, IGUMO students became the first participants of Bauhaus studios from Russia. After the students presented a successful project at the legendary design school, IGUMO and Bauhaus organised educational intensive courses for designers, students, and teachers of creative studies.
WORKSHOPS BY INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS
Intercultural communication makes it possible for students to learn how design, photography, and contemporary art are evolving abroad.
International speakers at IGUMO include Swiss photo artists Françoise and Daniel Cartier, Italian architectural photographer Roberto Conte, Chinese artist Kaixuan Feng, German architectural photographer Jiří Honeš, and others.
DAYS OF CONTEMPORARY ART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
For 10 years, IGUMO has been hosting the Days of Contemporary Art (DOCA) international festival featuring projects by both Russian and international artists.
Workshops with designers, photographers, directors, owners of art businesses, artists, and marketing experts take place weekly at IGUMO. The invited guests share their experience in terms of their professional development, showcase their works, and analyze them jointly with students.
Students take part in projects related to design, photography, multimedia, and art in a workshop format under the guidance of experienced professionals from the art industry.
Our guests offer students internships at design studios, photo agencies, media outlets, cultural institutions, and other companies where aspiring professionals can apply their skills and create their portfolios.
MATERIAL AND TECHNICAL FOUNDATION
Students have access to photography studios, multimedia editing and retouching classrooms, gallery space, printmaking and sculpture workshops, computer classrooms, and Adobe software.
Starting with their first year of training, students are involved in projects at the Institute. They learn to work in teams, manage projects, conduct market research, plan and solve professional problems, and develop their leadership skills.
The best student art projects and photographs are exhibited in the IGUMO Gallery. The Gallery features new exhibitions every month
A platform for collaborative creative experiments of students and renowned art figures, photographers, designers
A workspace for printing images using various printmaking techniques
A studio for sculptural modeling and creating volumetric forms.
Students have access to modern computer classrooms equipped with iMacs, PCs, graphic tablets, and Adobe software
Stylish and comfortable classrooms designed according to students’ projects
A platform for studying business processes in the art industry, promoting students as artists, and selling their works
IGUMO has three photo studios with cyclorama, lighting equipment, and photographic equipment
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION Studio
A classroom equipped with graphic tablets for creating illustrations
A space with modern computer equipment for video editing and photo processing
Analogue Photo Lab
A workshop with equipment for film development and analogue photo printing
An ideal room to lie in shavasana, relax, and get a boost of energy for a productive day
A cozy place to enjoy delicious coffee while chatting with friends or working