INSTITUTE
OF PHOTOGRAPHY
OF IGUMO

Students master digital and analogue technologies, learn to take pictures in different photographic genres, develop their own original styles, engage in project activities, gain experience in exhibitions, create unique photo books, and build professional commercial portfolios



TRAINING PROGRAMME

The training programmes of the Institute of Photography are designed in line with the trends of the design industry and employers' demands and are focused on instilling artistic taste and technical skills in students. The programme harmoniously combines theoretical and practical disciplines

ĹMULTIMEDIAĺ

Students work with different forms of modern visual art, acquire practical skills in creating multimedia products. They learn directing, shooting reportage, commercial, fashion, and art videos, and editing. Students work with audio materials, create animated videos and website layouts, master the basics of drawing, composition, and colour science, and learn to work with fonts and use graphic editors.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Foundations of Photo and Video Equipment, Multimedia Technologies in Photography, Video Shooting and Editing, Shooting a Commercial Video Project, Shooting a Short Feature Video, InDesign, Animation, Scripting and Directing in Video Shooting.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro.
ĹFASHION AND BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students learn skills in producing and conducting shoots for clothing designers, fashion brands, and beauty industry professionals. They learn to communicate with models and teams, develop shoot concepts, select references, create mood boards, and prepare briefs and technical tasks.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Studio Photography, Analogue Photography, Advertising Photography, Genres of Commercial Photography, Modern Photography Techniques, Sketching.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom.
ĹART PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students learn to formulate artistic statements through photography, use expressive means of classical and digital photographic art, create creative concepts, collaborate with exhibition spaces, participate in festivals, contemporary art biennales, and auctions, and present projects. As a result of studying design disciplines, students produce an original photo book.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Studio Photography, Analogue Photography, Reportage Photography, Exhibition Activities, History of Photography, History of Culture and Arts, History of Fashion, Modern Photography Techniques.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign.
ĹPRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students learn to work with lighting equipment, study techniques of commercial food photography, catalogue and marketplace product photography, jewelry photography, photography of art pieces. They master styling techniques for shoots and image processing in graphic editors, acquire skills required for successful entrepreneurial activities in the field of photography, and learn to promote their services in a professional environment.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Studio Photography, Analogue Photography, Advertising Photography, Genres of Commercial Photography, Modern Photography Techniques.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom.
ĹREPORTAGE PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students learn to capture real events, such as theatrical productions and musical concerts, sports competitions, corporate reports and behind-the-scenes, fashion shows, and official events.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Analogue Photography, Reportage Photography, Photojournalism, Advertising Photography, Genres of Commercial Photography, Professional Image Editing, Modern Photography Techniques.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign.
ĹPORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students learn to create artistic and commercial portraits in the studio and outdoors. They take business portrait shots, actor portfolios, produce family portraits, headshots, and love stories. Students conduct fashion, beauty, and stylized shoots and produce artistic and psychological portraits.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Studio Photography, Analogue Photography, Advertising Photography, Genres of Commercial Photography, Modern Photography Techniques.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign.
ĹARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students master methods of working in architectural and interior photography for architectural magazines, real estate agencies and realtors, architectural and design firms, publishers, construction companies, museums, and corporations. They learn to shoot with special lenses and cameras to maintain correct perspective. Students acquire practical skills in working on architectural photo projects.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Studio Photography, Analogue Photography, Architectural and Interior Photography, Advertising Photography, Genres of Commercial Photography, Modern Photography Techniques.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign.
ĹART AND CULTUREĺ ľ is a module of disciplines dedicated to studying the key phases of cultural and art history in Russia and abroad.

Understanding the trends in the development of photography, cinematography, and video art makes it possible for students to select references effectively and contributes to the development of aesthetic intelligence.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: History of Culture and Art, History of Design and Photography, Cultural Studies, History of Design, History of Fashion, Theory of Photography.
A BLOCK OF DESIGN-ORIENTED DISCIPLINESis aimed at developing practical skills and expanding the professional functionality of a photographer.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Descriptive Geometry and Technical Drawing, Academic Drawing, Colour Science and Colour Theory, Sketching, Propaedeutics, Font, Fundamentals of Computer Graphics, Academic Painting, Original Photo Book, Design in Graphic Design.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign.
A BLOCK OF DISCIPLINES ON MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, DESIGN RESEARCH, AND COPYRIGHT.
Students master the skills enabling them to carry out entrepreneurial activities in the fields of art and photography effectively.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Copyright and Fundamentals of Cultural Policy, Economics and Entrepreneurship/Project Research, Professional Ethics, Time Management, Fundamentals of Internet Marketing, Art Business, Exhibition Activities, Professional Project Work, Professional Image Editing, Fundamentals of Production Mastery.
THE ĹCOMMUNICATION AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCEĺ MODULE is aimed at developing photographers' skills in interacting with clients, models, and representatives of related professions. Students acquire public speaking skills and learn to present projects and services in a professional environment.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Business Communication, Working with Foreign Sources, Public Speaking, Professional Ethics, Psychology of Creativity.
PRACTICAL TRAINING

Students gain practical experience and build their portfolios by working with clients, creating original photo projects, and participating in exhibitions.

7 WORKSHOPS

For many years, IGUMO has been expanding its partnership with representatives of the photography industry and art environment. Thanks to that, students have a unique opportunity to learn from the best professionals.

In the workshops, students shoot photo and video projects under the direct guidance of photographers, video makers, curators, and artists. To collaborate with successful people from the field as well as to learn their methods and approaches to photography or contemporary art is an almost exclusive opportunity our students have.

Thanks to the variety of workshops, students have an understanding of the diversity of industries in design, photography, and the art environment by the end of the year of training. That enables them to find themselves in the industry.
ĹMULTIMEDIAĺ

Students work with different forms of modern visual art, acquire practical skills in creating multimedia products. They learn directing, shooting reportage, commercial, fashion, and art videos, and editing. Students work with audio materials, create animated videos and website layouts, master the basics of drawing, composition, and colour science, and learn to work with fonts and use graphic editors.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Foundations of Photo and Video Equipment, Multimedia Technologies in Photography, Video Shooting and Editing, Shooting a Commercial Video Project, Shooting a Short Feature Video, InDesign, Animation, Scripting and Directing in Video Shooting.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro.
ĹFASHION AND BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students learn skills in producing and conducting shoots for clothing designers, fashion brands, and beauty industry professionals. They learn to communicate with models and teams, develop shoot concepts, select references, create mood boards, and prepare briefs and technical tasks.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Studio Photography, Analogue Photography, Advertising Photography, Genres of Commercial Photography, Modern Photography Techniques, Sketching.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom.
ĹART PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students learn to formulate artistic statements through photography, use expressive means of classical and digital photographic art, create creative concepts, collaborate with exhibition spaces, participate in festivals, contemporary art biennales, and auctions, and present projects. As a result of studying design disciplines, students produce an original photo book.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Studio Photography, Analogue Photography, Reportage Photography, Exhibition Activities, History of Photography, History of Culture and Arts, History of Fashion, Modern Photography Techniques.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign.
ĹPRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students learn to work with lighting equipment, study techniques of commercial food photography, catalogue and marketplace product photography, jewelry photography, photography of art pieces. They master styling techniques for shoots and image processing in graphic editors, acquire skills required for successful entrepreneurial activities in the field of photography, and learn to promote their services in a professional environment.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Studio Photography, Analogue Photography, Advertising Photography, Genres of Commercial Photography, Modern Photography Techniques.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom.
ĹREPORTAGE PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students learn to capture real events, such as theatrical productions and musical concerts, sports competitions, corporate reports and behind-the-scenes, fashion shows, and official events.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Analogue Photography, Reportage Photography, Photojournalism, Advertising Photography, Genres of Commercial Photography, Professional Image Editing, Modern Photography Techniques.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign.
ĹPORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students learn to create artistic and commercial portraits in the studio and outdoors. They take business portrait shots, actor portfolios, produce family portraits, headshots, and love stories. Students conduct fashion, beauty, and stylized shoots and produce artistic and psychological portraits.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Studio Photography, Analogue Photography, Advertising Photography, Genres of Commercial Photography, Modern Photography Techniques.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign.
ĹARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHYĺ

Students master methods of working in architectural and interior photography for architectural magazines, real estate agencies and realtors, architectural and design firms, publishers, construction companies, museums, and corporations. They learn to shoot with special lenses and cameras to maintain correct perspective. Students acquire practical skills in working on architectural photo projects.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Fundamentals of Photographic Optics, General Photography Course, Techniques and Technologies of Photography, Computer Image Processing, Photo Composition, Studio Photography, Analogue Photography, Architectural and Interior Photography, Advertising Photography, Genres of Commercial Photography, Modern Photography Techniques.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign.
ĹART AND CULTUREĺ ľ is a module of disciplines dedicated to studying the key phases of cultural and art history in Russia and abroad.

Understanding the trends in the development of photography, cinematography, and video art makes it possible for students to select references effectively and contributes to the development of aesthetic intelligence.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: History of Culture and Art, History of Design and Photography, Cultural Studies, History of Design, History of Fashion, Theory of Photography.
A BLOCK OF DESIGN-ORIENTED DISCIPLINESis aimed at developing practical skills and expanding the professional functionality of a photographer.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Descriptive Geometry and Technical Drawing, Academic Drawing, Colour Science and Colour Theory, Sketching, Propaedeutics, Font, Fundamentals of Computer Graphics, Academic Painting, Original Photo Book, Design in Graphic Design.

SOFTWARE STUDIED: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign.
A BLOCK OF DISCIPLINES ON MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, DESIGN RESEARCH, AND COPYRIGHT.
Students master the skills enabling them to carry out entrepreneurial activities in the fields of art and photography effectively.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Copyright and Fundamentals of Cultural Policy, Economics and Entrepreneurship/Project Research, Professional Ethics, Time Management, Fundamentals of Internet Marketing, Art Business, Exhibition Activities, Professional Project Work, Professional Image Editing, Fundamentals of Production Mastery.
THE ĹCOMMUNICATION AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCEĺ MODULE is aimed at developing photographers' skills in interacting with clients, models, and representatives of related professions. Students acquire public speaking skills and learn to present projects and services in a professional environment.

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLES: Business Communication, Working with Foreign Sources, Public Speaking, Professional Ethics, Psychology of Creativity.
PRACTICAL TRAINING

Students gain practical experience and build their portfolios by working with clients, creating original photo projects, and participating in exhibitions.

7 WORKSHOPS

For many years, IGUMO has been expanding its partnership with representatives of the photography industry and art environment. Thanks to that, students have a unique opportunity to learn from the best professionals.

In the workshops, students shoot photo and video projects under the direct guidance of photographers, video makers, curators, and artists. To collaborate with successful people from the field as well as to learn their methods and approaches to photography or contemporary art is an almost exclusive opportunity our students have.

Thanks to the variety of workshops, students have an understanding of the diversity of industries in design, photography, and the art environment by the end of the year of training. That enables them to find themselves in the industry.

PROFESSIONS

Corporate photographer in an organisation
Portrait photographer
Art photographer
Photo reporter
Image editor
Videographer (multimedia professional)
Fashion photographer
Product photographer



PROJECTS AND INTERNSHIPS

Students take part in international festivals and exhibitions and build portfolios comprising academic works and case studies for real customers.

Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre

IGUMO is a partner of the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre. Under the guidance of mentors, students take part in creating video, photo, and design content for the website of the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre and its official pages in social networks. They prepare videos, make sketches, and interview viewers

Days of Contemporary Art (DOCA) International Festival

DOCA is an independent enlightenment project featuring an exhibition together with music and educational programmes. Students exhibit on the festival site on an equal footing with renowned art figures

BAUHAUS OPEN STUDIOS

Students explore international models of experiential aesthetic education in design, photography, and architecture

PHOTO DEPOT

Students create photo projects for real clients, exhibitions, and competitions, thus gaining practical experience and building their portfolios.

EXHIBITION ACTIVITIES

IGUMO studentsĺ projects are exhibited at the Institute as well as at such venues as Winzavod, ZIL, Zverev Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow Museum, Bauhaus, Czech Cultural Centre, and other major platforms

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

The project provides student photographers with a unique opportunity to demonstrate their work to independent experts and discuss it with them in person.

ĹPOINTĺ AUCTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART

This annual event enables students to learn the principles of self-promotion and selling their original works, exhibit projects at the IGUMO Gallery, and receive their first royalties for their art

IGUMO GALLERY

This exhibition space makes it possible for students of creative fields of study to present projects on equal footing with renowned professionals

MOSCOW YOUTH PHOTO FESTIVAL

A cultural and educational non-profit project implemented by the Institute of Photography at IGUMO in partnership with the Union of Photographers of Russia.

Resources



Photo Studios

IGUMO has three photo studios with cyclorama, lighting equipment, and photographic equipment

Analogue Photo Lab

A workshop with equipment for film development and analogue photo printing

IGUMO Gallery

The best student art projects and photographs are exhibited in the IGUMO Gallery. The Gallery features new exhibitions every month

Creative Workshops

A platform for collaborative creative experiments of students and renowned art figures, photographers, designers

Computer Classrooms

Students have access to modern computer classrooms equipped with iMacs, PCs, graphic tablets, and Adobe software

Modern Classrooms

Stylish and comfortable classrooms designed according to studentsĺ projects

ĹPointĺ Auction

A platform for studying business processes in the art industry, promoting students as artists, and selling their works

Multimedia Studio

A space with modern computer equipment for video editing and photo processing

Yoga Classroom

An ideal room to lie in shavasana, relax, and get a boost of energy for a productive day

Café

A cozy place to enjoy delicious coffee while chatting with friends or working