Department of Tatar and cultural studies, founded in 2016 on the basis of Department of Musical art and, has a long history and rich traditions.
Learning the language, literature, culture and art of Tatar people has been carried out since the foundation of Kazan Imperial University: since 1804 the university has been conducting research of culture and life of Tatars, teaching the Tatar language and literature, laying the traditions of aesthetic education of students, choral singing, instrumental music, theatre.
Currently, the activities of Department of Tatar and cultural studies are focused on the integration of science, education and culture. It regularly hosts international scientific and practical conferences, teaching seminars, scientific and creative contests, competitions, attracting a large number of participants from many cities of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Russian Federation, CIS and far-abroad countries. Large professional and public interest is achieved by cultural and educational events organized by the department: musical and educational lectures and workshops given by leading specialists of Tatarstan and Russia in the field of art and art education.
The department provides training of highly qualified bachelors and masters in the field of art history, cultural studies, teacher training for higher, basic and extended education.