6В02101 – «Directing»


Director is a creative profession that is in demand in the TV and film industries, as well as in circus and pop art, video blogging. Directors are responsible for the production of a film, theatrical performance, music video, etc.

Professional Directors, as a rule, are always magnetically attractive, extraordinary personalities. In their works, they reflect both the amazing surrounding reality and the rich inner world of a person in all its diversity. Highly artistic films, programs, games immerse us in the virtual world, blurring the lines between reality and reality created by the imagination and talent of a certified specialist, which requires the formation of a number of professional competencies, including the following:

1.In collaboration with actors, screenwriters, composers, sound engineers, editors, artists, producers, and scientific consultants, create films of various genres (feature and non-feature films, multimedia works, television programs, and Internet programs).

  1. Develop the idea of the future work, enrich and develop the plot of the discourse.
  2. Carry out organizational activities in relation to the stage-by-stage shooting and production work on the program, film, game.
  3. Coordinate the work of each member of the creative team.
  4. At a high professional level to apply means of expression: light, dancing, noise, scenery, etc.
  5. Take part in producing creative projects.

As already noted, strict requirements are put forward for applicants during the admission process, which guarantees that each of the graduates will be able to find a job in their chosen field of activity. After receiving a diploma, specialists can successfully work in the following positions:

  • Art Manager;
  • Film critic;
  • producer;
  • film Director;
  • stage Director;
  • animation Director;
  • multimedia program Director;
  • Internet program Director;
  • TV Director;
  • screenwriter;
  • radio and television host.


Academic degree: bachelor’s degree

Elective subject for the UNT: elective subject + creative exams

Form of education: full-time, full-time with the use of remote technologies


–      4 years after secondary education

–      3 years after secondary professional education

–      3 years after higher education

The program allows you to master the technical skills necessary for working in the field of directing, as well as get a holistic view of the global and Kazakhstani cultural context and receive training from the best theorists and practitioners working in the domestic sphere of directing film, television, camera work.
The program has:
• The innovative and creative nature of training
• Practice-oriented courses
• Training from current practitioners of screen art
• Workshop system based on years of experience in film schools
• Master classes, trainings, creative meetings with leading experts in world cinema.

• Basics of directing
• Directing
• Movie dramaturgy: composition of the script and director’s plan
• Director’s skill
• Director’s production plan
• Director’s art
• Directing feature films

Igor Marksovich Gonopolsky – director of theater, cinema and television.
Graduated from the faculty of journalism of KazGU; Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography (directing).
He shot more than 60 documentaries and popular science films.
At the State Russian Theater. M.Y. Lermontov they staged several theatrical productions.
His films were presented at international and regional festivals (Munich, San Sebastiano, Singapore, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Almaty, Yekaterinburg, etc.), awarded with diplomas and letters of VDNH of the USSR.
Member of the Union of Cinematographers of the USSR and the Republic of Kazakhstan, Laureate of All-Union and International Film Festivals. Academician of the Eurasian Academy of Television, Academician of the Academy of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Awarded the Honorary Diploma of the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS. In 2008 he was awarded the title of «screen master».


Bozheeva Aibarsha Muratbekovna – Dr. PhD, Associate Professor. Director, scriptwriter, producer in collaboration with the following organizations: State Committee for Radio and Television of the Kazakh SSR, television companies.
Author of 19 scientific articles, including one in a foreign scientific publication included in the Scopus database. Participated in international scientific and practical conferences, including two foreign (Europe), as well as seminars, round tables, international forums, etc. She took part in the creative development of various projects, including the «Fair of Social Ideas», held by the First President’s Foundation RK – Leader of the nation in 2017 and in 2018. Supervisor of eight undergraduates. The author of ten educational complexes of disciplines in creative specialties (there are copyrights).





Korenchuk Valery Dmitrievich – Honored Worker of Culture, Associate Professor of the Department of «Motion picture art», President of the «Medeo» Photo Club, Academician of the Petrovsky Academy of Sciences and Arts, Member of the Confederation of the Union of Cinematographers of the CIS, Honorary Journalist of Kazakhstan.
On December 1, 2018, Valery Dmitrievich became the only holder of the EFIAP / p title «Platinum Excellence of the International Federation of Photographic Art» in the post-Soviet space.
FIAP (фр. Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique) – International Federation of Photographic Art. The goal of FIAP is the development of photo art in all its manifestations with all possible activities. FIAP is an international federation consisting of national photo unions and has more than 85 national associations on five continents and represents the interests of about one million photographers
Honorary member of the International Federation of Photographic Art FIAP, honorary member of the European Photographic Association ISF. He was awarded the jubilee medal «20 years of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan», an honorary medal named after D.P. Bagaev’s «For Contribution to the Development of Photographic Art», has more than a hundred awards at international photo exhibitions, including 8 gold medals of the FIAP International Federation of Photographic Art.
Member of the jury of the contest «Photography of the Year. Photo Unity Awards 2018». Chairman of the jury of the international photo contest «TASHKENT PHOTO SALON» – 2019 From 2001 to 2018, Chairman of the organizing committee and jury of the 15th annual photo contest «Golden Lens of Almaty». Conducts master classes in the «School of Contemporary Photography Daria Dunich». Organizer and chairman of the jury of the 5th international photo-biennale «KAZAKHSTAN DIAGAMMA». In May 2017, he was the Chairman of the jury of the international photo contest «UZBEKISTAN PHOTO AWARD». Curator of 160 exhibitions of the «Medeo» photo club. From 1965 to 2018, he held 36 personal photo exhibitions in Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Romania, and Estonia. Participation in 852 international photo exhibitions and competitions.


Gulnara Oyratovna Abikeeva – Doctor of Art, Professor. She headed the Asia-Cinema magazine (1992-1994), participated in the creation of television programs about cinema (1994-1996), taught history and theory of cinema at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after Zhurgenova (1996-2001). Since 1997, he has been the coordinator of the «Culture and Art» program of the «Soros Kazakhstan» International Fund. In 2001-2002, she gave a lecture course at Bowden College (together with Professor Jane Knox-War) and a special course for graduate students from the University of Pittsburgh in Cinema and Culture of Central Asia as a Fulbright Fellow. She has also lectured at Harvard, Yale (2002), Stanford (2004) and Tufts University (2007). In 2010, she defended a doctoral dissertation in Moscow at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow, entitled «The Family Image in the Cinema of Central Asia in the Context of the Formation of Cultural Identity in the Region». After the collapse of the USSR, she became the first VGIK dissident from the post-Soviet space. From 2005 to 2013, she was the art director of the «Eurasia» International Film Festival in Almaty. As a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) and the Asian Film Promotion Association (NETPAC), she was a jury of critics at international film festivals in Anap, Berlin, Wiesbaden, Karlovy Vary, Cottbus, Oberhausen, etc.


Kоbek Gulzat Bolatbekkyzy – Head of the Department of «Motion picture art», Professor, PhD Doctor of Art Criticism, film critic. Since 2014, Member of the Academic Council of the Institute of Literature and Art named after M. Auezov. Since 2015 Member of the independent «Аccreditation and rating» agency. Member of the Dissertation Council of KazNAA named after T. Zhurgeneva. Today, a leading film expert in Kazakhstan and the CIS countries. Articles were written about the cinema of Kazakhstan in republican newspapers and magazines, such as: «Egemen Kazakhstan», «Aykyn», «Zhas Kazak».

During the training, you gain working skills in practical auxiliary positions in a single workshop, film crew, recording studios, participate in the preparation, selection, selection and photo tests of actors for shooting, work directly in the film crew, participate in recording in the film studios of television studios and television centers .
• Association of world film schools, the international festival of student films and film schools «Bastau»
• JSC Kazakhfilm named after Sh. Aimanova
• RTRK JSC «Kazakhstan»
• Commercial TV Channel JSC
• Central State Archive of Film and Photo Documents and Sound Recordings of the Republic of Kazakhstan
• Fund of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation
• Public Fund «Oraza Abishev Foundation»
• «Mark II Production»
• International Film Festival «Eurasia»
• Film company «MG Production»
• «TANARIS Production»
• Theater «ARTiSHOK»
• «Stage 54»
• «Action Lab»
• Workshop on game direction «ACTION!»

Thanks to established international relations, our undergraduates have the opportunity to undergo scientific internships abroad, attend summer schools at partner universities and undergo professional internships. Every year, eminent masters from prominent film schools of the world conduct trainings for students.
• Korea University of Media and Arts, South Korea, Sejong, Asia
• State University of Theater and Cinema named after S. Rustaveli, Georgia, Tbilisi
• International Academy of Film and Television, China, Hong Kong, Asia
• New York Film Academy, New York, USA
• All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S.A. Gerasimova, Russia, Moscow
• Higher school of directors and scriptwriters, Russia, St. Petersburg
• Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Arts, Russia, Krasnoyarsk
• LLC Musical communication agency «Media Land», Moscow
• Public organization «Union of cinematographers of Kyrgyzstan», Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Asia.

During the educational process, undergraduates of the specialty «Directing» conduct active scientific and pedagogical activities, participating in all activities of the university, faculty and department. Undergraduates participate in conferences, seminars, round tables, master classes, creative meetings in the field of art and culture, as well as in events dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and charity events.

Graduates of the creative direction work as part of film groups, theatrical corpses, show groups, production centers and agencies, can run full and short films, participate in international film festivals, manage both professional groups and their own studio.
• Director of feature / documentary films
• Director of popular science films
•Film editor
• Producer Director
•Director assistant
• Screenwriter

Karina Shesterina, 2019 graduate of «Turan» University, specialty «Directing».
«Turan» University has all opportunities for the successful implementation of our talents and achieve goals. This is primarily facilitated by excellent teachers and a favorable creative atmosphere.

Hakim Khisamutdinov, 2019 graduate of «Turan» University, specialty «Directing».
University «Turan» provides all the conditions for comfortable learning. First of all, there is all the necessary equipment for creating a movie, which we actively used throughout the entire period of our training. There are wonderful teachers here who can always give advice and help you with your projects. The atmosphere of film production and art as a whole is actively supported. There is an opportunity to successfully realize yourself and you will certainly be helped in this.

Iksan Yusupov, 2019 graduate of «Turan» University, specialty «Directing».
As a graduate of «Turan» University, I am pleased with the learning process. The university gave me all the necessary knowledge, I received deep theoretical and practical skills in my specialty and made every effort to become a highly qualified specialist in the future. After spending five years at the university, I can say with confidence that I was lucky to graduate from the «Turan» University, since I discovered a lot for myself, I mastered the theory well and now I can properly implement all the knowledge in practice.

Department “Motion picture art”. Tel. 260-40-34

Head of department, PhD, docent

Konyrbekov Medet

Tel. 260-40-34

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