State College of Fine Arts after P. Terlemezyan was founded in 20s of last century together with State Museum, first State Theatre and State University is considered to be the 1st art school in Armenian reality. In the sources of the college many famous and great authoritative artists, who were educated in the best centers of Europe: Paris, Munich, Vienne and also in Russia, as Martiros Saryan, Vrtanes Akhikyan, Stepan Aghajnyan, Sedrak Arakelyan, Vahram Cafesjian, Gabriel Gyurjyan, Hakob Kojoyan, Ara Sargsyan owing to them this art college was considered to be the former of art traditions and education.
Today there are painting, sculpture, design, ceramics and folk crafts faculties, that train over 770 students. “Terlemezyan gallery” has been operating within the college since 2007. Many students’ expositional, modern art individual or group exhibitions are continually held and also many lectures, master classes and discussions are organized in this hall.