British Higher School of Art and Design

The British Higher School of Art and Design is one of the most important educational centres in Russia. BHSAD works in close partnership with the School of the Creative Arts of the University of Hertfordshire in the UK and specialises in professional education in various creative fields. Since its inception in 2004, The British Higher School of Art & Design, Moscow has provided an unprecedented opportunity for undergraduate students and alumni to challenge, re-define and further establish the creative and professional landscape within Russia.


The School is located in one of the most prolific art districts in the heart of Moscow, which offers a rich and stimulating range of cultural, historical and professional resources. The geographic and educational context of studying a British Art & Design degree in Moscow is central to the dynamism and spirit of the degree programmes at BHSAD.
This unique context provides a meaningful engagement and mutually beneficial dialogue with leaders of both Russian and International industry, further enhancing student experience. As such, they are ambassadors for change and carry the responsibility to question and consider the Russian creative context from an entrepreneurial point of view and to consider fresh perspectives as a driving force for development in their particular field in Art & Design.

Ba (Hons) Fashion

The BA (Hons) Fashion Programme was established in 2008 and aims to provide a learning environment in which innovation, integrity and originality are nurtured and championed. Students are encouraged to achieve the necessary balance between imaginative visual concepts and commercial and professional considerations. This allows them to challenge the prevailing fashion context in an intelligent and thoughtful manner and gain the competitive edge in Russia’s emerging fashion industry.
Graduating students show their final degree collections as part of the official schedule for Mercedez Benz Russian Fashion Week. Collections are published both on Vogue Russia online as well as Miroslava Duma’s Buro 24/7.

The BA (Hons) Fashion Programme is directed by Clare Lopeman. Clare graduated from Central St Martins School of Art & Design with a BA (Hons) Fashion Womenswear in 1999.
Clare started her career in the UK where she worked freelance as a Fashion and Textile Designer for a number of international fashion labels, while also establishing and leading academic courses. She has also designed bespoke professional training and consultancy programmes for a range of industry clients at the London College of Fashion
Under Clare’s creative direction and leadership the course has inspired a new generation of fashion designers that are challenging and re-defining the perception of the Russian Fashion industry internationally.

CPD Fashion Design

CPD Fashion Design course is a two-year programme taught at the British Higher School of Art and Design designed for people who are interested in all aspects of fashion and want to turn their ideas into real clothes. The course is suitable for aspiring designers with no prior formal training.
The course is directed by prominent Russian fashion designers Anna Chernykh and Vladimir Tilinin. Anna and Vladimir are the founders of the Chromosome XY design bureau (1999); throughout their career, they worked on numerous projects for different brands including UralSib, ABSOLUT, Finval, Dick&Jane, Sheremetyevo and many others.
The programme is taught by the best experts with extensive experience in fashion, clothing design and fashion marketing. It gives students the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to help build a successful career in fashion design. Many students launch their own clothing brands while studying.
The list of taught subjects includes Schematic design, Construction, Technology, History of fashion, Anatomy of movement, Sketching, Clothes alteration methods, Trend analysis, Design graphics, Fashion marketing and PR. 
Graduating students show their final degree collections as part of the official schedule for Mercedez Benz Russian Fashion Week. Most recent collections have been praised by Vogue and Cosmopolitan magazines as well as other heavyweight fashion media.

Noteworthy Alumni

BA (Hons) Fashion
The Graduates have gone on to work within both the Russian and International Fashion Industry for companies such as Adidas Originals, Mary Katrantzou, David Koma, Eudon Choi, Giles Deacon, Louise Gray, Vika Gazinskaya, Uliana Sergeenko and Haider Ackermann. Some have established their own labels; ZDDZ London and Alisa Kuzembaeva. Many Students go on to study further for MA Programmes at the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins, The London College of Fashion, Parsons and the Royal Academy of Arts, Antwerp.



The majority of CPD programme graduates continue their professional development by setting up their own successful clothing brands: FYR clothes, Infundibulum, Intro.Version, MAROUMOTO, Eugénie Fière, ISLA, TOTO Design, GLZN by Galina Zhondorova. A number of graduates have launched the FRESHBLOOD project — a platform linking young designers with consumers and manufacturers.

Life in Moscow

Moscow is a dynamic city to study in; energizing and compelling. It offers a wealth of cultural and historical heritage as well as a thriving creative atmosphere and entrepreneurial spirit. The BA (Hons) Fashion course is unique and the only one of its kind in Russia and is located in ‘Artplay’ a creative quarter, east of the city and one metro stop from Red Square. The School is also part of Moscow Film School and Moscow School of Architecture.

Graduate Shows