A programme for people wishing to acquire a powerful set of tools for designing learning courses and to align their previous professional experience with best practices of instructional design from various domains of education.

learning experience design

post-diploma certificate
about the programme
October 2022 July 2023
6 intensive contact sessions (3−4 days) and online sessions for 3 hours once a week.

The course takes place on Universal University campus

Each module of the programme consists of independent online studies, webinars, and classroom activities with instructors.

Students go through four rounds of project work, which consists of designing programmes based on real-life cases from teachers or a partner educational organization.

The core learning is set around solving cases and working on real-life projects provided by educational institutions. By the end of the course, the students will build a portfolio of educational projects.
The programme consists of 12 disciplines and project track. The first 4 basic disciplines are also studied throughout the year
you will learn
to identify the needs of the audience, write clear learning outcomes, and create competence maps
to design and assess programmes for traditional settings and online learning experience using robust teaching frameworks
to lead teams to design complex educational programmes
to develop programmes for primary, secondary, further, and higher education, and for corporate trainings
you will
obtain comprehensive knowledge of teaching methods and acquire professional skills necessary for a job in education

receive diploma of professional retraining

create portfolio of educational programmes based on real-life cases set by the School’s partners
The list of instructors to be updated
  • Sonya Smyslova
    Curator and programme director of the School of Education
  • Darya Ilishkina
    Co-curator, instructional designer, PhD student at Maastricht University
  • Alexander Nenashev
    Head of pdupd.co bureau
  • Victoria Elkina
    Head of BIOCAD Corporate University
  • Ekaterina Cherkes-zade
    Rector of Universal University
  • Katerina Polivanova
    Academic Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary Childhood, Institute of Education, National Research HSE University
  • Alexander Sychev
    Director of Presium Education, lecturer at SKOLKOVO Business School
  • Ekaterina Saminskaya
    Senior manager of academic quality at Moscow Film School, guest lecturer at Letovo School
  • Renata Gizatulina
    Instructional designer, consultant and curator of educational programmes
  • Alexander Fenin
    Product Researcher of the Digital School Platform by Sberbank
  • Petr Mazaev
    Historian, head of the Social Sciences department at Khoroshkola, founder of Cultural Projects Laboratory
  • Alexander Grigoriev
    Class Supervisor and English Teacher at The New School
  • Galina Turchak
    Andragog, Narrative Practitioner, Skillbox Learning Assistant
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180 000 ₽
The tuition fee can be paid in two installments. Applications are accepted until September 17, 2022.

Discount is offered to the companies
covering the tuition for 3 or more employees. Language of the programme is Russian.