The Laboratory of Digital Media

The Laboratory of Digital Media introduces students to the crafts of cameraman, photographer, journalist, and screenwriter, and students are encouraged to attend all the Laboratory’s courses. A modern multimedia specialist needs to be able to influence the audience through diverse channels of information perception. Students do not only learn to work out plans and set the light but also to distinguish a good text from a bad one, hold the viewer’s or reader’s attention, and apply the principles of drama when creating their own stories. A result of any course is a developed portfolio and a created multimedia project. The Laboratory’s courses are designed for children from 10 years old.

Our courses

Journalism (12—17 years old) discusses the creation and analysis of texts. Within a year, students get aware of the genres of journalism, learn to write and edit news stories, distinguish high-quality texts from poor-quality ones, and analyze multiple materials.

Photographer (9—18 years old) discusses composition, lighting, portrait photography, and a professional portfolio.

Computer graphics and design (10—17 years old)

The practical nature of the course allows students to develop their creative skills and implement their plans. Layout design is an indispensable part of the course. Future designers master the technique of collage, animation, the fundamentals of Photoshop, and grope for their author’s style.

Child Press Center “Pioneer” (11—18 years old)

Within the classes, students learn the fundamentals of web journalism, including formatting, text analysis and editing, fact-checking, objectivity, writing articles and news stories, and interviewing. The course presupposes teamwork, which allows students to understand how the virtual editorial office works and create their web portal.

Web design (9—18 years old) teaches students to create and support websites, the basic programming language and introduces them to computer graphics and the basic tools for processing hypertext documents.

Urban design and planning (12—17 years old)

Students design public and private spaces with software. They learn to create comfortable environments in rooms, schools, parks, among others.

Multistudio (5—14 years old)

provides an introduction to manual animation (cutout, plasticine, sand, and painted animation), the fundamentals of stop motion filming, editing, the fundamentals of Adobe Flash, history of animation.

Architectural modeling (12—16 years old)

The course enables students to see the world through the eyes of an architect, teaches them to combine the activities of an artist, a scientist, and a designer in solving compositional issues. Lectures in world history and architecture, theoretical classes on shaping and designing layouts introduce students to the profession of an architect.

Papa Carlo Architectural School (5—9 years old)

The course combines art and psychology and works as art therapy. Through manipulations (painting, modeling, constructing) students express their emotions which can be embodied or corrected in creative self-expression. The course bases on the idea that creative products carry an emotional charge.

Anna Kozlova

Post: Head of the Laboratory of Digital Media