Professor Julia Georgievna Trabskaya - A View on The Educational Process Through The Eyes of an Academic Supervisor
Professor Julia T. is one of the most important and at the same time the most beloved person in our faculty. She helps all the students through all the difficulties during the education process, protects their interests, shares the joys of learning and victories in good results, and also opens the curtain of management in the experience industry for students.
In her interview, Professor Julia talked about her specialization and range of interests, about life inside and outside of HSE University, and shared her experience of handling the educational process as an academic supervisor. Professor Julia also shared her academic background, her professional interests, as well as her view of student development and interaction with students.
In our profession, it is important to constantly develop, gain international experience and work experience in foreign institutions, as well as participate in scientific conferences. I graduated as an economist, and I finished my second education as an art critic. I am a graduate of the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts and I am very proud of it. I am currently completing my Ph.D. and working at the University of Tartu, I also worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Lisbon.
About the program
The Arts and Culture Management program was built from an old dream of mine, connecting management and art. In Saint Petersburg, it is apparent that such a program is necessary. Our city seems to have been created for the study of art. For art managers, it is necessary to know and understand art, to be immersed in the atmosphere, to meet key representatives of the arts and culture industry. Our city happens to provide all these opportunities.
We actively involve the students in the cultural context of the city as we enter into partnerships with museums, theaters, the philharmonic, which involve representatives of the arts and culture in teaching on the program. It is very important that the courses are taught by specialists from the State Hermitage, the Faberge Museum in St. Petersburg, the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, and other cultural organizations. The principal component of the program is the projects, in which students have the opportunity to work with iconic museums, theaters, art spaces of St. Petersburg, to perform specific tasks and solve urgent problems. There are many plans for the future, while I prefer not to talk about them, but the plans are very ambitious, we will implement them.
About the students
We have wonderful students in our program: they are smart, intelligent, and motivated. Of course, for me, they almost like my colleagues, as it is very interesting to work with them. We have a lot of bright and creative students. It is important for me that a trusting relationship develops with students. In my opinion, joint work is impossible without trust and respect.
I teach several courses on the program: part of the course "Analytics in Arts and Culture" - the key course of the program, Research Seminar - is important for the preparation of dissertations and especially valuable for students planning to pursue an academic career, and part of the course "Arts History and Contemporary Cultural Practices" - this is my favorite course, which involves acquaintance with art and history, which is aimed not so much at knowledge as at understanding the processes taking place in art and the meanings inherent in works of art.