The Academy offers study of sculpture based on the traditions of the Western and Russian schools in two branches: animal and human sculpture, working with a malleable material (sculpting clay) with further moulding and transferring the sculpture to chamotte clay, gypsum, bronze, or another necessary material.

Animal sculpture is one of the most interesting genres in art. Up until now, there was no specialized training for this unique profession. For the first time, the Academy offers the chance to seriously study and master the basic knowledge necessary for a future professional animal sculptor. Animal studies are also taught in supplementary education courses for children and adults.