National Academy of Fine Arts

3 Hakob Hakobyan St., Yerevan, Armenia

Since 1996, in its relatively short period of existence, the National Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia (NAFA) has made a notable contribution to the development of design in Armenia. NAFA has already become a unique, competitive educational institution that has its special place among similar internationally recognized institutions, and you will be convinced of that after visiting our website.

NAFA is like a large, kind family where there is good will, mutual love and respect, and especially an atmosphere for impetuous creating…I am certain that our website will help you make a clear decision on where you would like to continue your studies, especially taking into account the above mentioned. Throughout the course of study, students are given opportunities to collaborate with NAFA in carrying out mutually beneficial programs, the organizing of exhibitions and fashion shows, as well as many other matters.

At NAFA, we particularly appreciate and encourage students’ first steps and their ideas, and we also help them turn those ideas into a reality. Our graduates don’t face any difficulties with employment, and some even form a part of our staff of highly qualified professors. In 2008, NAFA and the Mod-Art educational institution in Paris signed an agreement on cooperation, which gives students and professors the opportunity for exchange and mutual visits.

Order of Admission

The National Academy of Fine Arts prepares highly qualified experts of design in the following categories:
-Fashion Design
-Interior and Exterior Design
-Graphic Design
-Decorative Design
Applicants take exams of the following subjects:
-Drawing
-Painting
-Basics of Composition
The Academy accepts students who have studied at as secondary school.
Students study for 4 years for a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years for a Master’s Degree, and they are given a state diploma. The Academy also has a college that accepts citizens with a 9-year education and where they study for 3 years.
The Academy also has courses that allow applicants to choose the duration, group of subjects and the professor. The graduates are given a certificate upon completion of the courses.
The Academy has a preparatory department. After students complete the preparatory courses and pass the exams, they are accepted to the first year of studies.
The Academy has a student scientific-creative council, which actively participates in academic community life and frequently organizes competitions, exhibitions, debates, prepares scientific reports and more.

History of NAFA

The National Academy of Sciences (NAFA) was founded in 1996, specializing in design.
It received a state certificate in 2002 (certificate N 014)
The Academy has a college with the same professions.
Several graduates of the Academy are members of the Union of Designers of Armenia and the International Society-Association of Designers.
Throughout the past years, the Academy has participated in and has organized nearly 200 exhibitions, fashion shows and competitions, of which 70 have been national and international.
The Academy and the students have received the highest diplomas, medals, as well as certificates, letters of gratitude and prizes at state and international competitions.

- 1997, Yerevan, “NAFA Fashion ‘97”, National Fashion Home
- 1997, Yerevan, “Celebration of Love” fashion show, Youth Palace
- 1999-2005, Yerevan, “Jewelry” international exhibition, Government Building N 1
- 1999, Yerevan, ArmExpo, “Armenian Build-99”, “Armenian Medicine-99” international exhibition
- 1999, Yerevan, “Bohem” concert program (fashion show)
- 1999, Yerevan, Union of Artists of Armenia, “First National Advertising Festival”, volume-space graphics.
- 1999, Yerevan, Union of Architects of Armenia, state scientific-methodological conference on “Design and Instruction” (scientific reports, exhibition of graphic, volume-space works and a fashion show)
- 1999, Riga, Latvia, “Fashion Assembly-99” international fashion show (Lusine Dadayan)
- 2000, Yerevan, Union of Artists of Armenia, “State Design Exhibition” dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Union of Designers of Armenia (exhibition of graphic, volume-space works and a fashion show)
- 2000, Moscow, “Folk Clothes 2000” international fashion show, Angelina Babajanyan received a diploma
- 2000, Hannover, Germany, “Expo 2000” exhibition (Lusine Dadayan)
- 2000, Yerevan, H. Tumanyan House-Museum, “Art Festival”
- 2000, Yerevan, “Armenian Silhouette 2000” state fasion competition (Nina Changalyan received the 1st degree diploma, Inga Dudukchyan received the 2nd degree diploma, Angelina Babajanyan received the 3rd degree diploma, Lilit Hambardzumyan, Karen Grigoryan, Tamara Nalbandyan and Lusine Avetisyan received encouraging diplomas
- 2001, Yerevan, State Theater of Song, “Fashion Week” state exhibition
- 2001, Yerevan, Union of Artists of Armenia, “Education in the 21st Century” international exhibition
- 2001, Tsakhkadzor, Armenia, semi-final of the “Ruski Silhouette” international fashion competition, Inga Dudukchyan received the Gran-Prix, Nina Changlyan received the 1st degree diploma, Armine Avagyan received the 3rd degree diploma, Karine Davlatyan and Marine Manukyan received encouraging diplomas
- 2001, Moscow, final of the “Ruski Silhouette” international fashion competition (Inga Dudukchyan)
- 2001, Yerevan, “Valencia” Complex, state exhibition dedicated to French-Armenian fashion designer Alen Manukian
- 2002, Yerevan, Armenia and Ararat Hotels, “Fashion Week” state exhibition
- 2002, Yerevan, “Swan Lake”, “Stroll On Water” fashion exhibition
- 2002, Yerevan, Government Building #3, “Glory of Ani” international exhibition dedicated to the millennium of the Mother Temple in Ani (graphics and painting)
- 2002, Yerevan, Government Building #3, “Beauty of Japan” Japanese international photo exhibition, showing of Marine Manukyan’s collection entitled “Sakura”
- 2003, Yerevan, “Swan Lake”, semi-final of the “Ruski Silhouette” international fashion competition (Marine Manukyan received the 3rd degree diploma)
- 2003, Moscow, final of the “Ruski Silhouette” international fashion competition, Marine Manukyan received a diploma of the International Society-Association of Designers and a certificate of the Embassy of Japan in Moscow
- 2003, Yerevan, Marine Manukyan received the Gran-Prix at the “Armenian Silhouette” fashion competition
- 2004, Moscow, 5th “National Costume” International High Fashion Competition, Marine Grigoryan received the 1st degree diploma and a prize, Anahit Tadevosyan received the 3rd degree diploma, Marine Manukyan and Aram Nikolyan received diplomas of the International Society-Association of Designers
- 2004, Yerevan, National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet after Spendiaryan, final of the “Ruski Silouhette” international fashion competition, Aram Nikolyan received the 2nd degree diploma, Diana Sargsyan received the 3rd degree diploma
- 2004, Moscow, final of the “Ruski Silhouette” international fashion competition, Aram Nikolyan received a diploma of the International Society-Association of Designers, Diana Sargsyan received diplomas
- 2004, Oryol, Russia, “Inter-Design” international competition, Marine Manukyan received the Gran-Prix, Sergey Mkrtchyan received the 1st degree diploma, Aram Nikolyan received the 3rd degree diploma and Diana Sargsyan received a diploma
- 2005, Moscow, “Fashion Assembly”, international fashion exhibition, Rima Kazumyan received the 2nd degree diploma, a diploma of the International Society-Association of Designers and a prize of the “Guterman” brand
- 2005, Moscow, “Golden Orange” international exhibition of graphic art, Lilit Papoyan
- 2005, Moscow, Aram Nikolyan received a winning diploma at the “Design as a Space for Viewpoints” international contest
- 2005, Malta, the International “Biennale 2005” in Malta, the National Academy of Fine Arts, Marine Manukyan, Aram Nikolyan, Sergey Mkrtchyan received special prizes and diplomas
- 2005, Oriol, Russia, “Ya Dizayner” (I Am A Designer) international fashion session-competition, the National Academy of Fine Arts received the “Best Designer School” award, Marine Manukyan received the winning title
- 2006, Moscow, 7th International High Fashion Competition for National Costume, “Etno-Erato”, Aram Nikolyan received the 1st degree diploma and a prize, Lusine Hunanyan, Diana Sargsyan, Syuzanna Hakobyan, Mariana Mkhikyan and Irina Mkhikyan received diplomas
- 2007, the National Academy of Fine Arts received a diploma of Yerevan Municipality and Fashion Group for contribution to Armenian fashion
- 2007, the RA Ministry of Education and Science awarded Rector of NAFA Eduard Sedrakyan a gold medal for the greatest contribution to the sphere of education and science
- 2007, the RA Ministry of Culture and Youth Affairs awarded Rector of NAFA Eduard Sedrakyan a certificate for contribution to the instruction of art and in light of the 10th anniversary of NAFA
- 2007, the Union of Designers of Armenia awarded Rector of NAFA Eduard Sedrakyan a diploma for preparing talented young designers in Armenia, significant achievements in Armenia and abroad and in light of the Academy’s 10th anniversary
- 2007, Moscow, the International Academy of Sciences of Nature and Society awarded the Academy the Pavel Tretyakov Medal for the development of art and culture
- 2007, the Design Department at the International Academy of Sciences of Nature and Society awarded Rector of NAFA Eduard Sedrakyan a diploma in light of the 10th anniversary of the National Academy of Fine Arts
- 2007, the International Society-Association of Designers awarded Rector of NAFA Eduard Sedrakyan a diploma for active participation in the 8th “National Costume” International High Fashion Competition for the development of design and great contributions
- 2007, Moscow, the Academy of Arts of Russia and the International Society-Association of Designers awarded Rector of NAFA Eduard Sedrakyan a diploma for making great contributions to design and in light of the 20th anniversary of the International Society-Association of Designers
- 2007, Moscow, in light of the 10th anniversary of the National Academy of Fine Arts, the Design Department at the Academy of Arts of Russia and the International Society-Association of Designers awarded Rector of NAFA Eduard Sedrakyan a diploma for great contribution to and development of art and design
- 2008, Moscow, “Strogonov International Festival for Young Designers”, NAFA received the Gran-Prix and Fyodor Parmon Silver Medal in the Fashion Design category
- 2009, Moscow, “Nekropol-2009” international competition, NAFA and Knkush Malkhasyan received a grand gold medal and diploma
- 2009, Moscow, “Etno-Erato 2009” International High Fashion Competition for National Costume, Svetlana Chibukhchyan, Ani Galstyan, Arevik Muradyan, Sona Ohanyan, Gohar Gasparyan, Kristine Sahakyan received first prize. The students also received special diplomas of the International Society-Association of Designers
- 2009, Ulan-Bator, Mongolia, “INTERFASHION-2009” International Festival of National Costume. NAFA was granted a certificate by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Union of Designers of Mongolia. Students Lilit Simonyan, Svetlana Chibukhchyan and Manya Sardaryan received diplomas
- 2010, Maykop, Republic of Adigey, “Etno-Erato” International High Fashion Competition for National Costume. Astghik Khalatyan received 2nd degree diploma and the Vyacheslav Zaytseyev Diploma in the “Modern Design with National Motives” category. Heghine Baghdagulyan received 2nd degree diploma in the “Best Oriental Design” category. Satenik Sayunts received the Vyacheslav Zaytseyev Diploma. Luiza Safaryan received a diploma of the International Federation of the Union of Creative Artists of Russia for contribution to Armenian culture
- 2010, Moscow, Rector of NAFA Eduard Sedrakyan was awarded a diploma for great contribution to Armenian fashion
- 2011, Moscow, “Etno-Erato” International High Fashion Competition for National Costume, Arusyak Gevorgyan, Astghik Khalatyan, Tatevik Saghatelyan received the 3rd degree diplomas, Araksya Nazaryan and Manya Sardaryan received diplomas
- 2011, Moscow, the “Armenian Cultural Autonomy” and the “Armenian Community of Moscow” awarded the National Academy of Fine Arts the 1st degree diploma for presenting Armenian art at international competitions the way it should be presented
- 2011, Moscow, the International Society-Association of Designers awarded Eduard Sedrakyan the Alexander Rodchenko Medal for great achievements in design, as well as contribution to the field of design in the CIS countries and for preparation of highly professional designers in Armenia

The National Academy of Fine Arts is in ongoing contact with similar institutions of different countries on issues of bilateral interest. NAFA is especially interested in collaboration for the implementation of development programs in academics, science and creating.

The Academy’s objective is to expand its range of activity and proposes to establish contacts with your institution in order to discuss the possibility of creating a joint educational institution.


Address: 3 Hakob Hakobyan St., Yerevan, Armenia
Working days and hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 17:25
Telephone: + 37410 23-00-89; +374 10 27-76-69
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Website: www.education.am/NAFA.htm
E-mail: geghecik_arvestner@yahoo.com