Republic of Armenia
Ministry of Education and
college is one of the oldest and yet the youngest art college in Armenia. Armenia
is an ancient country with long history of art traditions. Panos Terlemezian
College, founded in 1922, preserves and continues those traditions. Here the
students can get excellent education under the leadership of skilled and
well-known artists. No wonder that every student here feels the presence of
strong leadership capable of helping in artistic formation, while giving a
thorough education. Here they study the mysteries of Art.
Artists and sculptors such as Ara Sargsian, Hakob Kojoian, Gevorg Bashinjaghian,
Panos Terlemezian, Gabriel Gyurjian, Martiros Sarian are famous not only in
their homeland, Armenia, but throughout the world. Those renowned artists had
made their start in this very college, formerly called Art College. Although a
few of the artists were educated in Europe, but after graduating they came back
to Armenia in order to serve their own people. They were vigorous, daring,
patriotic persons, in other words – pillars. We are proud not only of these
luminaries, but also of former teachers and graduates. Among them are prominent
artists Grigor Khandzian, Minas Avetisian, Eduard Isabekian, Rudolf Khachatrian,
Arto Chackmackchian and many others.
Currently there are over 400 students in Fine Arts Departments.
Future painters (artists), designers, sculptors and potters study here. The
duration of program required to earn a degree is four years and nine months. The
faculty does its best to promote young talented students via exhibitions of
their works in Armenia and abroad. The Art College also organizes many
exhibitions held outside the school. A considerable number of College graduates
– full of creative energy and enthusiasm, gain high regards as contemporary
artists, devoting themselves to their native country’s art and cultivation of
the younger generation.