The Master in Fine Arts is the natural continuation of the Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Visual Arts and Sculpture and Installations. Nevertheless, it may also be attended by students who come from other educational backgrounds and who wish to complete their studies by studying contemporary art.
The Master of Arts is divided into 3 curricula: Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking, which share the same structure and vocation. These courses are in English and are the best solution to perfect, enrich and enhance the preparation of artists, creative professionals, and cultural operators. During each academic year, 6 one-week master classes will involve students in many projects under the guidance of internationally renowned artists and professionals.
In a strongly stimulating and practical environment, students will have the opportunity of studying in an in-depth manner all of the practical and theoretical aspects related to each curriculum and to contemporary art, such as installations, performances, video art, public art, art criticism, and the art market.
Nowadays, artists are multidisciplinary professionals that are increasingly in demand by companies and creative entities that value their ability to find innovative and surprising visual and design solutions. The artist works closely with companies and businesses for the success of projects and events.
The 21st-century artist is one who transforms the perception of reality by creating new aesthetics and many different worlds. For this reason, studying Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking through this Master of Arts is an investment in the future of our culture.
The Painting curriculum gives great importance to the history and mechanisms that originate painting, tackling them through the study of fundamental subjects such as iconography and anatomical drawing, the phenomenology of contemporary arts, and art management. But at the same time, it also allows students to deepen their knowledge in innovative forms of expression; graphical, pictorial, plastic, or technological.
Through the Sculpture curriculum, students learn how to dominate matter and space and how to find their artistic voice. At the same time, they learn how to enter the contemporary art scene by studying specific subjects such as performative techniques, sculpture techniques, and the psychology of art.
The Printmaking curriculum prepares students to face any type of request in the field of art and graphics (including publishing), by relying on their ability to recognize the beauty and recreate it through specific techniques and technologies. Traditional and innovative studies broaden the professional possibilities of the artists. Printmaking, experimental plate engraving techniques, and illustration are some of the specific subjects.
The Academic Master of Art is equivalent to a University Master’s degree.
*The courses are available only in English. All lessons include mandatory attendance at RUFA’s locations in Rome.
Coordinator and tutor: Marta Jovanovic
Lecturers: Andrea Aquilanti, Gianna Bentivenga, Romolo Bulla, Emanuela Camacci, Simone Cametti, Alessandro Carpentieri, Stefano Compagnucci, Alessio Cremisini, Davide Dormino, Ilaria Gianni, Umberto Giovannini, Marta Jovanovic, Sarah Linford, Gianfranco Manzo, Alida Massari, Fabrizio Pizzuto.
Masterclass with Visiting Professor: Anusc Castiglioni, Thomas Gosebruch, Nick Morley.