The collaboration between UU and TEO began with an open call. More than 50 young authors submitted their applications which included a variety of documents, presentations and other materials. During the selection process done by the expert council of TEO, the curators evaluated the artist’s portfolio, their biographies and résumé, personal statements and works that will be published on the platform. As a result, 8 talents signed contracts with TEO. The next open call with UU is planned on 2023.
Universal University is the only educational institution in Russia with a profound international expertise in the field of creative industries. We unite various creative schools allowing students to work on interdisciplinary projects during their studies. For 20 years, together with the University of Hertfordshire, UU has offered British Bachelor's degree programs in art, design, business, marketing, music, as well as film, animation and game development. Since 2022, Universal University has been implementing these programs under its own higher education license.
In partnership with London Metropolitan University, UU implements British Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in architecture and urban studies.
The mission of the university is to reveal the creative potential of a person and help THEM make a leap into a new life.
Universal University began its history in 2003, when the British Higher School of Design was opened in Moscow. In 2008, in response to the market demand for new specialists in computer graphics and game development, the Scream School of computer technology was launched. In 2012, the MARCH Architectural School and the Moscow Film School started their first classes. These four schools formed a Consortium of Independent Schools, which in 2018 became the University of Creative Industries - Universal University. Later on, more schools were opened – the Moscow School of Music and MACS, School of Education, Moscow School of Contemporary Art and the Moscow Food Academy. In 2020, creative programs for teenagers merged under the Uteens brand. In June 2021, the Ubusiness Faculty of Business and Marketing was opened in order to develop creative entrepreneurship and form a community of business leaders for the economy of the future.
Today , Universal University consists of ten schools:
· British Higher School of Design, · Scream School of Game Development, · Moscow Film School, · Architectural School MARCH, · Moscow School of Music, · School of Education Design School of Education, · Moscow School of Contemporary Art, · Faculty of Business and Marketing Ubusiness, · Programs for schoolchildren Uteens.