St. Petersburg State Repin Academy of Fine Arts

St. Petersburg State Repin Academy of Fine Arts

Санкт-Петербургский государственный академический институт живописи, скульптуры и архитектуры имени И.Е. Репина

Nature of school

Founded in 1757

Directly under the Ministry of higher education and science of the Russian Federation

School Category: Architecture and art

School background

The full name of St. Petersburg Repin Academy of Fine Arts in Russia is the Academy of painting, sculpture and architectural art. Founded in 1757, it is one of the four famous academies of Fine Arts in the world, just like the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. It mainly trains master level fine arts talents. The graduates from the school have high artistic expertise in oil painting, landscape painting, painting, sculpture and art appreciation. There are many experts, lecturers and professors graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, which is well-known in China and even in the world.


According to the introduction: the teaching content of the college is determined by the education plan and subjects. In the process of implementing these plans, Professor guidance and personal studio are the main parts. Most of these professors are famous artists, most of them are academicians and communication academicians of the Academy of fine arts and Sciences. The Academy of fine arts creates a unique learning environment for students, including practical practice, teaching, workshops and classroom discussions in studios, classrooms and museums; learning copying and painting creation; teacher guidance and students' independent work; laboratory work, grade design and graduation creation.


The college has 850 students and 120 foreign students from China, Japan, Germany, the United States and other countries and regions. About 135 students (including Russian students and foreign students) are enrolled in the college every year, and foreign students account for 25% of the quota. The study schedule of the college is: one academic year is two semesters, each semester is 14 or 15 weeks, and going out for sketching for 7-10 weeks. There are two examinations per academic year. Students study in school, 45 minutes in each class, 9 hours a day in school, including 6 hours of lectures and practical practice, 3 hours of independent study. The preparatory stage is also 9 hours a day, including 3 hours of painting, 2 hours of sketching and 4 hours of Russian learning.


The graduates of Repin Academy of fine arts can obtain the qualification certificates of painter, theater artist, cultural relic restorer, printmaker, sculptor, architectural artist, literary and art scientist, etc.

The college has cultivated a large number of outstanding realism masters, including Lebin, Surikov, kuindge, hirschkin, polenov, vasnezov, sharov, voruberi, and these are far from all.

Study in College: a.p.losenko, f.s.rokotov, d.g.levitsky, o.a.kiprensky, v.a.tropinin, s.f.shchedrin, k.p.bryulov, a.a.ivanov, p.a.fedotov, i.n.kramskoy, v.i.surikov, v.a.serov, i.e.rein, i.i.i.brodskii, i.e.grabar, m.b.grekov;

Architects: V.I. Bazhenov, i.e. starov, A.D. Zakharov, V.P. stasov;

Sculptors: f.i. Shubin, M.I. kozlovsky, i.p. Martos, S.S. pimenov, V.I. Demut Malinovsky, P.K. klodt, M.M. antokolsky and many others.

Taras Shevchenko, the great Ukrainian poet and artist, was also educated here. For more than a century, the majestic architecture on the Neva River has faithfully served Russian culture. In its history, it has never changed its purpose - the education of young artists. From the beginning, education is based on a coherent methodology system. This system has been changed and improved to reflect the new and growing needs of the times.

School history:

The world authority of Russian art, together with its Russian art school, is well known.

The Russian Academy of art masters and the center of national art life - "the three most noble art academies" - were established in 1757 by Senate decree on the initiative of I.I. Shuvalov and M.V. romonosov. The course began in 1758 in several classes once - painting, sculpture, architecture and medals. Six years later, on November 4, 1764, the supreme decree of Queen Catherine II approved "the privileges and charter of the three most famous Royal Colleges of art" - the government's legislative recognition of the self-worth and independence of artistic activities. Today, the Roman numeral mdcclxiv, embedded on the floor of the college hall, reminds us of this important date. As early as the first few years, the college has developed and further improved a strict and consistent training system.

They started with painting - at first they learned simple painting without a ruler, then they moved on to copying samples (the best masters or drawings of painting and carving), plaster antique samples, and finally from nude painting. At the same time as painting, painters started from nudity, sculptors painting sculpting it, architects engaged in research orders, measuring, washing architectural elements, designing small decorations and park structures, and then creating large three-dimensional compositions.

In addition, the college also teaches plastic anatomy, architectural graphics, general education subjects and languages. They have completed the course and carried out quite complicated composition work in their chosen major. Most gifted, his works were awarded the first or second "dignity" gold medal and sent on a "pensioner" trip to improve their skills (usually in Italy and France).

The history of the academy is closely related to the history of Russian art and culture. There is a period of real growth when it is the only authoritative arbiter in the field of art policy, while it has less obvious influence on the creative practice of Russian artists. However, throughout its history, the Art Institute has always been the largest art school in the world, educating outstanding art masters. It is also worth noting that students often work with their teachers and are usually the greatest artists of their time. They witnessed the creative practice of their tutors and observed the whole process of creating artistic works. Sometimes they acted as participants in the process and helped the host. All this has produced positive results, because in the process of learning, nothing is more effective than directly observing the work of an experienced artist and studying all its stages.

Many famous Russian artists studied in the academy and acquired professional skills, which made them responsible for the artistic life at that time. The students of the Academy glorify Russian art, create images of profound thoughts, glorify the beauty of the Russian people and the nobility of his wishes.

Authority certification

St. Petersburg national Repin Academy of fine arts is a Russian public university approved and recommended by the Ministry of education of China


Foreign related regulatory network of the Ministry of education of the people's Republic of China: www.jsj.edu.cn

Chinese Ministry of education study abroad Service Center: www.cscse.edu.cn

international co-operation

The school has been training foreign professionals. In recent years, the relationship between the school and China has become more and more mature, and the school has signed friendly agreements with the Republic of El Salvador, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Lugansk, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Cuba, the Republic of Colombia, the Republic of Armenia and Morelos Record.

Educational system setting

Matriculation: one year in autumn 2016;

Bachelor degree: 4 years (5 years in Architecture Department);

Master: 2 years

Doctor: 3 years

Opening time

Fall 2016 preparatory: October 2016

Bachelor, master, doctor: every year


Undergraduate major

Postgraduate major

Materials to be prepared for applying to Repin Academy of Fine Arts:

1. Original passport

2. High school diploma, high school entrance examination results

3. Copy of ID card

4. Four 3.5cm * 4.5cm bareheaded photos with white background

5. 5 works (head portrait sketch and still life sketch must be included) (this item can be exempted through our organization)

6. Physical examination certificate (this item can be exempted through our institution)

7. Bank deposit certificate (this item can be exempted if handled through our institution)


Term: October to June of the following year.

Entrance examination:

You need to pass the Russian test before you are qualified for the major.

Russian test: written test and oral test;

Professional examination: according to the different requirements of different departments (painting department and sketch department need to prepare: portrait painting, nude painting, portrait painting, repair professional to prepare copy works, oil painting professional to prepare oil painting works. Sculpture department needs to prepare: head painting, nude painting, photos of previous sculpture works. Architecture department needs to prepare: plaster head design, still life painting, geometric model structure drawing).


Repin Exhibition:

There are three art exhibitions in a year (and some small exhibitions at ordinary times). December 8 is the first time for freshmen this year. The head of the Department will give a score, which is related to the entrance examination.


Preparatory course: 7000 euro / year

The tuition fee for the first two years is 8000 euro / year

The tuition fee for the third to sixth year is 8000 euro / year

The tuition fee for further education is 9000 euro / year

(Note: tuition fees are adjusted every year, subject to the announcement of the school)

Accommodation: 16000 rubles per month for two, but few rooms. 13000 rubles per month for four people and 11000 rubles per month for six people. (ruble RMB exchange rate is 10:1)

Courses of Repin Academy of Fine Arts:

Every year, many university art teachers and social studio teachers study in Repin. According to the painting level of applicants, Repin Academy of fine arts arranges classes with juniors and seniors.

During the period of further study, there was no Russian course, and the daily study was mainly painting. If you don't know Russian, you can ask your classmates.

You need to choose a studio (equivalent to choosing a tutor in China) for further study. You need to examine the work and get the approval of the studio director before you can enter the study.

Tuition fee for further education: 9000 euro / year, starting from half a year, certificate of further education will be issued after the completion of further education.

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