Founded in 2003, the British Higher School of Art & Design partners with the University of Hertfordshire, one of the leading universities in the UK, to offer Bachelor’s Degree programmes in Art & Design (jointly with the School of Creative Arts), Business & Marketing (jointly with the Hertfordshire Business School).
Since 2020, the BA programmes in Fine Art and Photography are being delivered by the BHSAD within the new institution — Moscow School of Contemporary Art.
The British Higher School of Art & Design also provides Russian continuing professional education in communication design, architectural design, visual arts, fashion & styling, business & marketing.
The BHSAD students and alumni include the winners of numerous prestigious international awards, e.g. like Young Stars, Cannes Lions, D&AD New Blood, Lexus Design Award, James Dyson Awards, Pentawards, Red Dot Award, and others.
Main modes of study are British bachelor's degree, programmes of continuing and conversion training, preparatory courses, programmes for teenagers Uteens, intensive courses for professional skills, and enhancement for hands-on specialists.