Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

Introduction

RUFA, real dreams and concrete projects.

RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts, is a multidisciplinary, international educational centre – legally recognized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) – offering authoritative, innovative courses in the field of Art, Design and Communication. RUFA works in collaboration with renowned professionals and prestigious enterprises, guaranteeing its students' theoretical preparation par excellence, in addition, to constantly updated methodological-operational guidance whilst keeping a keen eye on the workplace and current market trends. Established in 1998 with the objective of fulfilling, within a single Academy, the aspirations of Italian and overseas students and those of its founder, Maestro Alfio Mongelli, RUFA offers Bachelor and Master of Arts degree programmes which respond in full to contemporary artistic and cultural contexts, providing an artistic training of the highest calibre and strong, concrete future employment prospects.

Up to date and stimulating training proposals.

RUFA offers a large set of training proposals which include some of the most exciting and high-demand areas of study. Guided and advised by the Heads of the Department for Visual Art and the Department for Design and Applied Arts /New Technologies for the Arts, students at RUFA can choose their future professional career from among eight different Bachelor of Arts degree programmes:

Painting / Sculpture / Set Design / Graphic Design / Comics and Illustration / Design / Cinema / Photography.

And from eight Master of Arts degree programmes:

Multimedia Arts and Design / Visual and Innovation Design / Computer Animation and Visual Effects / Film Arts / Set Design / Sculpture / Painting / Graphic Arts.

For seniors and all students requiring further specialized training, RUFA also offers several short courses, Masters and advanced training courses.

For many years now, RUFA has worked intensively in partnership with the prestigious KDU University College in Malaysia, jointly setting up a Master in Visual and Innovation Design programme. Between the two universities, a highly dynamic, cultural interchange and sharing of ideas and designs have developed, aimed at the educational enrichment of students enrolled at both institutions. The interpenetration between ancient and contemporary tradition is just one cultural suit which the Roman university shares with its Malaysian counterpart. In recent years, relations between the two institutes have been further fostered thanks to scholarship awards. RUFA and KDU University College are in full agreement as to the immense opportunities for growth that this synergy affords, indeed Hon Wei Min, Vice President of the Malaysian university, has stated that, “We firmly believe our students may learn much of great value from RUFA which can then be transferred back home. Both our countries have an extremely ancient cultural heritage, coupled with an equally strong spirit for artistic expression, and the meeting and fusion of the two can only give rise to many new, positive ideas. We believe in you and you believe in us”.

The underlying objective is always that of making ourselves receptive to contamination between different languages, transversality, research and experimentation.

Custom made method

The RUFA training approach is based on a distinguished and specialized teaching method, which aims to join the university curriculum and professional training.

During their RUFA study years, students can attend laboratories, workshops, experiential lessons, exhibitions, presentations and debates. These are all contemporary and efficient tools that bring students closer to the reality of the professional workforce. To make the most of their studies, RUFA encourages students to take advantage of the available opportunities, to build a solid theoretical and practical foundation. They can then create inspired art that combines interdisciplinary contamination, transversal enrichment, and innovating experimentation.

Because RUFA is contemporary, it aims to teach and train with its heart set on tradition and its mind projected into the future.

Studying in Rome

Glancing back in time, towards the future

Studying creative arts in an atmosphere contaminated with stimuli and inducements of the highest possible relevance offers inestimable advantages. Rome was the very cradle of the Renaissance and, still today, the city’s historic and artistic heritage is an emblem of worldwide renown. Yet Rome is also a constantly changing city, where dynamic, exciting new languages make it a stage for new, exhilarating contemporary trends. The great diversity on offer in the city’s museums and galleries is the most obvious testament to this. Indeed, Rome boasts not only an illustrious classical proffering but also a stimulating calendar of events and initiatives coming under the banner of new trends and ranging from art to music and even cartoon work.

Don’t pass up on the chance of studying in the midst of the turbine engine of artistic stimuli which is Rome. Studying here means stepping into the history of the future!

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

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Master of Arts in Computer animation and Visual effects

Campus 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

You will be able to establish yourself as a computer animation and Visual effects designer in the worlds of film, television, audio effects and web productions, training towards gaining mastery of digital techniques and optimizing your manual skill, cultural awareness, and creative abilities. [+]

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You will be able to establish yourself as a computer animation and Visual effects designer in the worlds of film, television, audio effects and web productions, training towards gaining mastery of digital techniques and optimizing your manual skill, cultural awareness, and creative abilities.

Creativity and technology to create computer animation and Visual Effects.

The MA Degree Program in Computer Animation and Visual Effects at RUFA is an artistic specialization course designed to train designers in digital animation and visual effects for film, television, audiovisual productions and the web to blend digital technology, manual reproduction, cultural know-how, and creative capacity.... [-]


Master of Arts in Film Arts

Campus 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

You will further your theoretical and practical training with the study of specific subject areas such as cinema, set design, photography, editing, sound engineering, multimedia products, computer animation, 3D, phenomenology of images and sociology of contemporary art. [+]

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You will further your theoretical and practical training with the study of specific subject areas such as cinema, set design, photography, editing, sound engineering, multimedia products, computer animation, 3D, the phenomenology of images and sociology of contemporary art.

Film made of content and experimentation.

Film is a world made up of many different languages, each one born out of the necessity to communicate a vision. Using experimentation and research one can give life to new stories and in order to tell them RUFA has created the two-year Master of Arts Degree Program in Film Arts, born to bring together, in a single program, the talent and storytelling capacity, writing and vision of students who have completed a degree in the Arts or Design.... [-]


Master of Arts in Graphic Arts

Campus 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

You will learn to respond to all manner of requests within the context of arts and graphics, relying on your ability to understand and recognize beauty and then recreate it using a series of specific techniques and technologies. [+]

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You will learn to respond to all manner of requests within the context of arts and graphics, relying on your ability to understand and recognize beauty and then recreate it using a series of specific techniques and technologies.

A world of possibility to express art and creativity.

Within the RUFA academic structure, the two-year Graphic Arts degree is part of the Visual Arts Department, the branch of academic studies in RUFA that houses the interaction between the Fine Arts disciplines, creating new synergies between them.

At RUFA the new contemporary artist is born, able to express oneself through multiple Fine Art expressions whether they are graphic, painterly, transformational or technological.... [-]


Master of Arts in Multimedia Arts and Design

Campus 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

The Master of Arts in Multimedia Arts and Design – the first programme of its kind recently set up in central/southern Italy – succeeds in fully embracing this complex area of studies, addressing the increasingly central role played by digital technologies and techniques in the design of multimedia spaces and works. It represents a wide-ranging field ranging from the design of installations and fit-outs of cultural events to the realization of spaces in public and private settings and even virtual set design and video mapping on the façades of public buildings and monuments. [+]

Spaces and installations created around the multimedia idea.

The Master of Arts in Multimedia Arts and Design – the first programme of its kind recently set up in central/southern Italy – succeeds in fully embracing this complex area of studies, addressing the increasingly central role played by digital technologies and techniques in the design of multimedia spaces and works. It represents a wide-ranging field ranging from the design of installations and fit-outs of cultural events to the realization of spaces in public and private settings and even virtual set design and video mapping on the façades of public buildings and monuments. The Course offers a response of educational excellence to the very high demand for designers and artists trained to work in these sectors, able to combine the creative culture of the designer with expert skills in new technologies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Painting

Campus 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

You will embark on an innovative, mixed media, cutting-edge, transverse educational pathway which will mold you into a complete artist capable of expressing your own creative language in any artistic discipline. [+]

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You will embark on an innovative, mixed media, cutting-edge, transverse educational pathway which will mold you into a complete artist capable of expressing your own creative language in any artistic discipline.

Painters, complete and multidisciplinary artists.

Painting is an artistic discipline that permits the combining of passion and profession into a unique career and life choice. Studying Painting at RUFA, the student receives high-level multidisciplinary academic training and a full understanding of the techniques and qualities relative to the world of Fine Arts.

Painting as part of a network of knowledge.

The two-year Master of Arts Degree Program in Painting at RUFA is a degree that provides a solid foundation in theory and practice, designed to place students at the center of a substantial network of knowledge and multimedia experience, that will form a complete artist, able to apply creative expression in any of the artistic disciplines.... [-]


Master of Arts in Sculpture

Campus 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

You will learn to master matter and movement, building your own path towards artistic expression, creating a unique language of communication which will grant you full access to the contemporary art scene. [+]

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You will learn to master matter and movement, building your own path towards artistic expression, creating a unique language of communication which will grant you full access to the contemporary art scene.

The sculpture: material, movement, and space to express art.

RUFA is well established in the international arena as experts in teaching sculpture thanks its President, Alfio Mongelli, a world-renowned sculptor, celebrated for his linear aesthetic, which is both elegant and powerful.

Through sculpture taught in the MA Degree Program at RUFA, students learn to dominate matter and motion and find their ability in expressing themselves artistically, creating a personal language, and making their mark in the contemporary art scene.... [-]


Master of Arts in Set Design

Campus 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

You will further refine your training to a high degree of technical and design specialization. Throughout your entire course of study, you will be supported by a well-structured, constantly updated cycle of joint efforts, internships and work placements with leading proponents in the world of Italian set design. [+]

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You will further refine your training to a high degree of technical and design specialization. Throughout your entire course of study, you will be supported by a well-structured, constantly updated cycle of joint efforts, internships and work placements with leading proponents in the world of Italian set design.

A course to manage space, depth, and movement.

The MA Degree Program in Set Design is an opportunity for students with an artistic and creative personality, in search of a professional environment, to express their vision and design talent, and to receive highly specialized training.

Being able to imagine the space used to narrate as a three-dimensional space means having a mind that is flexible and practical, able to compose and recreate depth and beauty.... [-]


Master of Arts in Visual and Innovation Design

Campus 2 years October 2019 Italy Rome

You will perfect your knowledge base, positioning yourself at the very heart of communication design, learning to master thematic areas of visual design, from advertising and the highly structured world of multimedia communication, bringing together in these areas design techniques and digital innovation. [+]

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You will perfect your knowledge base, positioning yourself at the very heart of communication design, learning to master thematic areas of visual design, from advertising and the highly structured world of multimedia communication, bringing together in these areas design techniques and digital innovation.

Visual Design, a new frontier in project design and coordination.

The Master of Arts Degree Program in Visual and Innovation Design is a two-year artistic specialization designed to launch designers beyond the boundaries of traditional graphic design limitations.

The course provides training and preparation for students to competently create visual communication, using a blend of multimedia design, visual design, and advertising skills.... [-]


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