Scientific and research work of department’s teachers is devoted to investigation of disabled children’ relevant sociocultural adaptation by means of artistic and computer graphics (assosiate professor R.F. Salakhov), development of student’s moral and value orientation by means of music art (assosiate professor I.F. Kamalova), development of Finland’s Tatar’s pedagogical culture on the basis of Volga region Tatars subethnoses’ community (assosiate professor M.M. Makhmutova), prepairing primary school teachers to teach the subject ‘Visual art’ (assosiate professor N.E.Petrov), sociocultural processes, history and theory of Russian and European visual art, decorative and applied arts in XVII-XIX centuries (assosiate professor M.K.Yao), teaching the students of pedagogical universities architectural disciplines by means of modern information technologies (assosiate professor K.I. Musina), theoretical aspects of formation value relationship to Motherland among students by means of folk art crafts (assosiate professor R.I. Salakhova), religious matters in modern Tatarstan’s art in 1980-2000 yy (senior lecturer L.R. Akhmetova), art-pedagogy (senior lecturer I.A. Baduigina), organisation methods of future artists and designers’ pedagogical practice (senior lecturer E.V. Gabdrakhmanova), integrational context model of future designers’ professional competency formation (senior lecturer I.M. Maiorova), art education in Kazan district in XIX-XX centuries (assistance lecturer G.R. Khasanzyanova).
The department has the art studios: “A doll in a traditional costume” (head – assosiate professor M.M. Makhmutova), “Arts and crafts” (head – assistance lecturer G.R. Khasanzyanova), “Design and computer graphics” (head - assosiate professor R.F. Salakhov), “Tatar style” (head – assosiate professor R.I. Salakhova), “Literary and Art Salon "Renaissance” (head – assosiate professor R.F. Salakhov).