KNUTD
Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

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Faculty of Cultural and Creative Industries

Antonina VERHUN

Dean of the Faculty, PhD in Economics, Associate Professor

Address: 2, Nemyrovych-Danchenko St., Kyiv, Academic building 4, Office 1-1409

Telephone: +38044-280-10-80, +38068-657-37-19

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About the Faculty

The Faculty of Cultural and Creative Industries of Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design trains specialists for the industry of culture, theater and cinema, tourism, hotel and restaurant business, physical culture and sports. The activities of the Faculty are carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Law of Ukraine “On Education”, the Law of Ukraine “On Higher Education”, the Strategy for Higher Education in Ukraine for 2021-2031, the Development Strategy of Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design for 2021-2023, and the Charter of Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design.

The Faculty of Cultural and Creative Industries is the youngest at Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design. It was created by Order of the Rector № 230 of August 31, 2021.

The mission of the Faculty is to train highly qualified specialists who are in demand in both Ukrainian and foreign labor markets, ready to solve the problems of cultural, creative, and innovative development of society, maintaining a positive image of the Faculty and the University in all the areas.

The purpose of the Faculty

The activities of the Faculty of Cultural and Creative Industries are aimed at training qualified professionals focused on preserving and enhancing moral, cultural, scientific values, and achievements of society in the context of acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills, mastering professional competencies in educational, research, creative, and practical activities in the following areas of knowledge: 01 «Education/Pedagogy», 02 «Culture and Arts», 03 «Humanities», 24 «Service Sector».

Departments
Dean’s Office

Antonina VERHUN,

Dean of the Faculty,

PhD in Economics

Phone: +38-044-280-10-80

Yulia PARYSHKURA

Specialist of the Dean’s office

Phone: +38-044-280-10-80

Maria KAZIMIRSKA,

Specialist of the Dean’s office

Phone: +38-044-280-10-80

 

SPECIALTIES AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: BACHELORS AND MASTERS

Specialty

Educational program

Degree-granting department

Code

Name

Bachelor’s Degree

017

Physical Culture and Sports

Fitness and recreation

БФР

Department of Physical Education and Health

026

Performing Arts

Acting and producing

БАМП

Department of Performing Arts

028

Management of Socio-Cultural Activities

Management of socio-cultural activities

БМСД

Department of Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Business

034

Culture Studies

Management of visual arts and cultural projects

БВМ

Department of Philosophy and Culture Studies

241

Hotel and Restaurant Business

Entrepreneurship in the hotel and restaurant business

БГР

Department of Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Business

242

Tourism

Tourism

БТУР

Master’s Degree

241

Hotel and Restaurant Business

Hotel and restaurant business

МгГР

Department of Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Business

  

Professions

PHYSICAL CULTURE AND SPORTS

Fitness and Recreation

Physical culture and sports are the sphere of human life associated with the development of one’s physical perfection; it is an important factor in maintaining and strengthening human health, improving one’s culture, communication, active leisure, being alternative to bad habits and passions. Physical culture and sports greatly affect all spheres of social life and help minimize economic costs; they are factors in increasing the working age.

Graduates of the educational program “Fitness and recreation” can work in:

  • fitness centers, fitness clubs, sports and health centers, sports centers for everybody, such as: aerobics instructor, instructor-methodologist of the gym, fitness instructor (of group and individual programs);
  • the sphere of physical culture and sports, such as: sports coach, instructor-methodologist of sports school, physical education teacher;
  • health and recreational organizations, such as: leisure specialist, animator, instructor of health and sports tourism (by type of tourism);
  • organizations with requirements for general physical training, as an instructor in combat and physical training, fitness instructor;
  • the workplace and organizations of various forms of ownership, such as: instructor-methodologist in physical culture and sports, instructor-methodologist in industrial gymnastics.

PERFORMING ARTS

Acting and Producing

The main purpose of training specialists in performing arts is to master knowledge, skills, and abilities in the field of performing arts based on theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform professional duties of a performing arts specialist acquired through completing professional theater courses, gaining the skills of stage-performing and managerial activities in the field of stage, theater and film arts, providing the opportunity for further training and successful employment.

A specialist in acting and producing can hold the following positions:

  • actor (of the theater, cinema, etc.);
  • film, theater (pop, etc.) actor, and director;
  • specialist in film, theater, and pop music;
  • broadcaster;
  • head of amateur children’s group (club, studio);
  • leisure specialist;
  • manager (of a studio in the field of arts and artistic creativity, amateur association, social club, etc.);
  • music (stage), art director.

MANAGEMENT OF SOCIO-CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Management of socio-cultural activities is the art of managing other people or consolidating them to achieve a common goal and high performance.

European colleagues call our profession an ‘event manager’ – an event organizer. These are new leisure staff; it is a new style in management and the organization of free time. Such specialists with new organizational skills are needed today in leisure and creativity centers, out-of-school institutions, museum and park complexes, event agencies, shopping and tourist-recreational centers, resorts, and sports centers.

Graduates of this specialty work as PR-managers of artists, press secretaries, assistants of producers, administrators, etc. Knowledge on the logistics of socio-cultural activities gives the opportunity to work in almost all companies. 

CULTURE STUDIES

Management of Visual Arts and Cultural Projects

Training of specialists capable of solving complex specialized tasks and practical problems in the field of professional activity of a culturologist involves the application of theories and methods of culture studies on condition of a comprehensive perception of traditional and innovative forms of visual arts in terms of their genesis, basic aesthetic ideas, ideological principles, styles and personalities in the current art space, capable of organizing and developing cultural industries and managing cultural projects, excursions and museum-gallery activities, creative business in the field of culture, the main purpose of which is the production, promotion, and commercialization of works, services and cultural and artistic activities or those which are connected with the cultural and historical heritage of mankind.

Graduates of this specialty have the opportunity to work at enterprises, organizations, and institutions operating in the field of culture, namely: research, educational, artistic institutions, cultural and creative industries, event agencies, government agencies, the media and in cultural institutions, government agencies, public organizations involved in the management of culture and protection of historical and cultural monuments, they can work as tour guides.

TOURISM

Tourism Manager

Graduates of the specialty usually work in companies that provide travel services as tourism managers. The tourism manager solves internal and external problems of the company, maintains correspondence with domestic and foreign customers, prepares tours and leisure packages, works directly with clients, drafts documents, and issues invoices.

Tourism specialists are also involved in international management and marketing focused on tourism, in the field of administrative management, research, advertising agencies, marketing, consulting travel companies, in management and marketing positions of the tourism industry.

HOTEL AND RESTAURANT BUSINESS

Entrepreneurship in the Hotel and Restaurant Business)

The program is based on the acquisition and implementation in professional activities of knowledge, analytical, communication, organizational, and managerial skills of integrative problem solving in entrepreneurship in the hotel and restaurant business.

The future specialist studies courses on the functioning of hotel and restaurant business entities (business, corporate and commercial law, consumer protection organization, materials science, commodity science, organization of business activities in hotel and restaurant business, organization of restaurant and hotel business, branding in the service sector). The acquired knowledge enables to start and develop one’s own business, organize hotel and restaurant services, develop the optimization mechanism and innovative models in the hotel and restaurant business.

 

Scientific Schools of the Faculty
TRANSFORMATION OF CULTURE OF THINKING IN THE VISUAL PERCEPTION PARADIGM

Academic supervisor Doctor of Philosophy, Associate Professor Antonina ILINA

Directions:

  • The problem of visual thinking in the context of the pictorial turn;
  • The role of philosophy in shaping the concept of culture of thinking;
  • State-building models in the program documents of Ukrainian political movements and parties: history and modernity;
  • Retrospection of the human culture of thinking;
  • Visual sociology as a science;
  • Culture and life of the population of Ukraine.
INNOVATIVE TRENDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM AND THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Academic supervisor Doctor of Science in Economics, Professor Natalia BORETSKA

Direction:

  • Determinants, new challenges, and prospects for the development of tourism and the hospitality industry.
E-COMMERCE AND BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY IN THE PERIOD OF BIOECONOMIC FORMATION

Academic supervisor – Doctor of Science in Economics, Associate Professor Oksana YAVORSKA

Direction:

  • Principles, factors, and mechanisms for ensuring the introduction of modern business technologies at the service industry enterprises.
ENSURING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MARKET ENTITIES OF TOURIST SERVICES AND THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR OF UKRAINE

Academic supervisor PhD in Economics, Associate Professor Antonina VERHUN

Direction:

  • Principles, factors, and mechanisms of ensuring sustainable development of the market entities of tourist services and the hospitality sector of Ukraine.
FORMATION OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR STUDENT YOUTH THROUGH PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Academic supervisor Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Liudmyla DUDOROVA

Directions:

  • Socio-pedagogical aspects of forming a healthy lifestyle of student youth through physical education.
    State registration number 0122U000715.
    Supervisor – Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Prof. L.Yu. Dudorova;
  • Study of the level of health of students in higher education institutions based on the determination of biological age indicators.
    State registration number 0122U000714.
    Supervisor – Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Prof. O.M. Columbet.

Scientific Clubs at the Departments:

  • The Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies has scientific clubs “Patriot”, “Philosophical Problems of Modernity”, and “Kalokagathia”, which train students to participate in national and foreign student research events; as part of the work of clubs, the supervisors provide methodological assistance in students’ research, as well as hold scientific public events and student meetings with representatives of artistic and cultural institutions and establishments;
  • The Department of Physical Education and Health has a scientific club “Phoenix”, where teachers of the Department, headed by Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Prof. Yu.M. Vykhliaiev, participate in round tables, national and foreign student research events, test modern teaching methods, discuss current issues on physical culture and sports, as well as organize meetings with prominent athletes, coaches, and stakeholders;
  • The Department of Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Business has a scientific club “Tourism and Hospitality Industry”; students are involved in various activities, including participation in startup projects, the All-Ukrainian Scientific Conference of Young Scientists and Students “Innovations in Education, Science and Business: Challenges and Opportunities”.
  • The All-Ukrainian Student Vocal Art Competition “Star Song” was launched at the Department of Performing Arts. The purpose of the competition is to promote and develop culture, vocal creativity of students, identification and support of young talents, creating conditions for creative communication; educating young people and involving them in the active cultural and artistic development; formation of creative thinking and self-realization of musicians in educational and cultural institutions; exchange of experience and creative cooperation of students, future professionals in the field of music; preservation, development, and multiplication of the best traditions of musical art; support of talented performers and their popularization, increase of performance skills of individual performers and creative teams.

  

The study by the World Economic Forum has found that creativity is becoming one of the three most important skills that employers will highly estimate. And, therefore, education has to respond and accept the challenges of the modern world! KNUTD is not only a recognized institution of higher education, but also a community of creative young professionals. We want to be not just teachers, but moderators of the creative community!

You can teach creativity only by demonstrating your own creative approach to everything. We are constantly adapting curricula to modern requirements and European values, inviting interesting guest lecturers, listening to the needs of students, exchanging views with professionals in the labor market. Much attention is paid to international internships and learning foreign languages for professional communication.

International Cooperation

The Faculty of Cultural and Creative Industries has established partnerships with educational institutions in Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Poland, and Turkey, where students have the opportunity to receive professional training in the specialty. In addition, students of cultural and creative industries have the opportunity to obtain a double-degree diploma in the leading institutions of higher education in European countries.

The Faculty members are constantly undergoing internships at leading European educational institutions: Schiller International University (Paris, France), Pan-European University (Bratislava, Slovakia); Central European University (Skalica, Slovakia), and others.

Over the period of 2020-2023, the Faculty members have been implementing Jean Monnet Module project – Role of Financial Consumer Protection in the Financial Stability in Digital Era: European Approaches (620509-EPP-1-2020-1-UA-EPPJMO-MODULE). The aim of the module is to Europeanize the institutional, organizational, and procedural architecture of consumer protection in financial conditions in the context of digital transformation, which will contribute to financial integration and financial stability of Ukraine and will be achieved through the introduction of European studios in the bachelor training.

Students

Much attention is paid to the creative and scientific activities of the Faculty. Students take part in the All-Ukrainian Student Vocal Art Competition “Star Song”, the competition of startup projects “Innovations in Education, Science, Business: Challenges and Opportunities”, the International Competition of One Image and New Year-Christmas Decor “Constellation Chestnut”, the All-Ukrainian Student Research Competition, foreign language weeks, as well as in sports tournaments, competitions, contests, etc.

Students of the Faculty willingly take part in the work of the University Center of Culture and Arts, amateur circles of the University, various student creativity festivals, and competitions.

  

  

 

A healthy lifestyle is promoted both at the Faculty and in KNUTD; there is an organization of mass physical culture and health, sports and other events; research activities in the field of physical education, sports and human health; ties and cooperation with sports organizations of Ukrainian and foreign educational institutions, enterprises and public organizations are expanding; sports clubs, sports and fitness teams are being created.

Thus, last year KNUTD championship was held among the students in table tennis, volleyball, and mini-football. KNUTD students are winners of the IX World Karate Championship in individual competitions, champions of Ukraine in powerlifting and individual exercises among amateurs and professionals, champions and prize-winners of the Ukrainian Youth U23 Championship in rowing in the boat class, winners of Ukrainian kata-champion competitions in Shotokan karate-do, prize-winners in the championship of Ukraine in cycling, prize-winners in the championship of Ukraine in fencing on wheelchairs among sportsmen with musculoskeletal disorders, in shot shooting among higher education institutions of Pechersk district in Kyiv.

   

  

For excellent education and active participation in public life, the best students are awarded personal scholarships of the President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Mayor of Kyiv, the KNUTD Council.

Students of the Faculty have the opportunity to use the University library – one of the largest among Kyiv institutions of higher education. It has more than one million copies of scientific, technical and fiction literature, as well as periodicals. KNUTD also has all the conditions for using a modern electronic library.

Student Self-Government

The student self-government body of the Faculty of Cultural and Creative Industries is an integral part of the University public self-government, an important element in improving the educational process. Its activities are aimed at intensifying the growth of social activities in the student environment, initiative and responsibility for the tasks assigned, considerable attention is paid to the national and patriotic education, as well as promoting the harmonious development of students, acquiring qualities and skills of a manager, leader, and organizer.

Student self-government expresses the interests of all students at the Faculty of Cultural and Creative Industries, regardless of race, political, religious or other beliefs, gender, ethnic, and social origin, citizenship, property status, place of residence, language or other characteristics.

The main purpose of the student self-government is to ensure that students fulfill their responsibilities and protect their rights and interests, in particular with regard to the organization of the educational process, as well as providing them with opportunities for harmonious creative, cultural, and intellectual development.

Student self-government of the Faculty of Cultural and Creative Industries covers all possible spheres of activities: educational, research, sports and health and artistic participation in the life of the Faculty and the University. Student self-government is an important factor aimed at ensuring that students fulfill their duties and responsibilities for the task assigned, increase the social activities of young people, form a public position of culture, and ensure the harmonious development of personality.