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 masterclasses 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 arts such as installations, performances, video art, public art, art criticism, and art market.
Nowadays artists are multidisciplinary professionals that are increasingly in demand by companies and creative realities 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 for the future of our culture.
PaintingThe 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, art management. But at the same time, it also allows students to deepen their knowledge in innovative languages; graphical, pictorial, plastic, or technological.
SculptureThrough 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, psychology of art.
PrintmakingThe 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. Academy Degrees are equivalent to Master’s university degrees. The course is available only in the English language.
Professional opportunities and outcomes Graduates from the Visual Arts Program will be capable of working as artists and in the world of art education, as well as in the many creative professions related to the world of art: as cultural mediators, gallery owners, cultural managers, curators, printmakers. Lecturers: Gianna Bentivenga, Simone Cametti, Fabrizio Dell’Arno, Davide Dormino, Umberto Giovannini, Marta Jovanovic, Sarah Linford, Alida Massari. Masterclass with Visiting Professor: Anusc Castiglioni, Thomas Gosebruch, Nick Morley.