History of the Faculty

The Faculty of Arts and Culture is one of the leading faculties of Kazakh State Women’s Teacher Training University. In 1961-1962 composer B. Baykadamov founded and directed the Department of Music at the Faculty of Philology. The Department of Music continued its educational activity as a separate faculty since 1967-1968 academic year. Initially there were two chairs, later the amount of the chairs increased up to four more chairs. Famous experts in music of the country have contributed to the development of the Music Faculty. They were K.K. Oshlakov, the honoured teacher of the Kazakh SSR, assistant professor, accordionist  V.P. Pirogova, the honoured Artist of the SSR, pianist,  B.M. Dzhusibaliev and M. Chumak, the specialists of Musical Theory,  O.B. Baydildayev, D.B. Botbaev, Ten Chu,  dombrists S.A. Akzhigitov, O. K. Spanov, the members of the Union of Composers; I.K. Kereyev, I.N. Kisilevskaya, G.E. Vinogradova, A.F. Slabospitskaya, choral conductors;  A. Nugmanova, Z.A. Popova, vocal teachers,  A.Т.Tolganbaev, a violinist. Their role in students motivation to learn Music and Musical Pedagogy is great.

In the Faculty works the national orchestra, the choir’s collective, the vocal-instrumental ensembles “Aigul”, “Ular” and the ensemble “Tomiris”. The University students took part in many International and Republican competitions and took prizes. There is an opera house at the faculty, consisting of students. “The Art of the Youth …” and the student drama theater “Inner World”.


Famous graduates:

  1. Madina Eralieva, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, singer
  2. Ulzhan Ainakulova, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, singer
  3. Kuralai Sarkitbaeva, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, dancer at the Kazakh State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Abay
  4. Sakipzhamal Uzakbayeva, associate professor of Pedagogical Sciences
  5. Raushan Baiseitova, People’s Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, dancer
  6. Maira Kadyrova, Honored Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  7. Kuanyshkul Mendayahova, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor
  8. Galina Karamoldayeva, honored cultural staff, professor
  9. Agima Isagulova, laureate of the Grand Prix of the Republican song contest “New censure – a new song”, professor
  10. Sayragul Nursultanova, National Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, choreographer
  11. Dina Khamzina, the honored worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan,singer of the Astana Opera Theater
  12. Perizat Omarbekov, cultural professional, dancer
  13. Aygerim Dairbaeva, cultural professional of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  14. Akmaral Artykova, cultural professional of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  15. Gulnur Omirbayeva, cultural professional, singer, composer
  16. Urulkhan Seilbekova, cultural professional of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the soloist of the opera theater of Shymkent
  17. Gulnur Orazimbetova, winner of the youth award “Serper”
  18. Sandugash Stamgazieva, laureate of international and republican competitions
  19. Tamara Asar, winner of the youth award “Serper”.

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Mission and strategy

The mission of the faculty is the development of innovative thinking of future teachers,  formation of highly intellectual, innovative and spiritually minded teachers; 

Training of foreign languages speaking  teaching staff, to hire specialists who speak foreign languages.


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Teaching staff

The faculty consists of cultural professionals of the Republic of Kazakhstan-2, honored artists of the Republic of Kazakhstan-2, honored staff  in the field of art – 4, the total number of teachers with experience in different areas – 59, professors – 4, Candidates of Science, Associate Professors – 16, master teachers – 18.


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International Relations

We have  international cooperation agreements with Mississippi Valley State University (USA) and Nigde Omer Halisdemir University (Turkey) on 6M010600-Musical Education  master degree program.


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Faculty Educational Programs

The faculty trains future specialists in the following educational programs  (bachelor, master degrees ) in accordance with the State Mandatory Educational Standard of the Republic of Kazakhstan:


5B010600-Musical Education

5B040400 – Traditional Musical Art


5В091000 – Library Studies

5B090600-Cultural and Leisure Work


6M010600-Musical Education


Our address:

      Almaty, Gogol str., 161, Kazakh State Women’s Teacher Training University, Building 2,  Office 112.

Contact phone: +77272370171