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 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.
PAINTING 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, 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.
SCULPTURE Through the Sculpture curriculum students learn how dominate matter and space, and how finds their artistic voice. At the same time they learn how to enter the contemporary artistic scene by studying specific subjects such as performative techniques, sculpture techniques, psychology of art.
PRINTMAKING 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 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 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.
MA in Fine Arts –Suggested training program – Visual Arts Department
Iconography & anatomical drawing
Engraving techniques - Graphic arts
Visual arts techniques and technologies
Psychology of art
Pedagogy and art teaching
Phenomenology of contemporary arts
Digital image processing
Internship / workshop
Admission to the Master of Arts programs
To be admitted to the Master of Arts programs you will need to submit:
Bachelor’s Degree. Recognized through a “Declaration of Value in Loco (DV)” and legalization of the qualification (to be requested at the Italian Embassy / Consulate of your Country).
A certificate stating that you have an adequate level of Italian or English (depending on if you wish to attend an MA in Italian or English), achieved over the last 10 years. If you have achieved your qualification in an English/Italian speaking Country, or if the program you attended was in English/Italian you may not be required to submit a language certification.
For non-EU students: a study visa is required to attend the Academic programs. Students must send a copy of their residence permit/residence permit request to the International students' office 8 days after arriving in Italy.
Students are also required to pass an admission test.
Deadlines regarding admission
Deadline to apply for the test
First session: 16 January 2020
Second session: 16 April 2020
Third session: 4 June 2020
Fourth session: 10 September 2020
Fifth session: 1 October 2020
First session: 20-24 January 2020
Second session: 18 April 2020
Third session: 8-12 June 2020
Fourth session: 14-15 September 2020
Fifth session: 5-6 October 2020
Direct enrollment deadline
1 October 2020