The objective of the two-year second-level course in Decoration is the training of professionals able to operate in the field of decoration and related disciplines.

The pedagogical and didactic aims will be pursued through an academic course that aims to combine the decoration, understood in its classical sense, with the plastic arts, the installations and, together, proposing the optimal positioning of the works in the territory, therefore in landscape contexts and appropriate architectural features.

The skills will have to be acquired through the analysis of the works, the study of the authors and the deepening of the related historical-artistic themes, up to the transformation itself of making art for a multidisciplinary approach ever more attentive to the contemporary ways of artistic production.

The lessons develop comparisons between the history of the Decoration and its contemporary applications and analyze, from time to time, authors that can be traced back to the works proposed by the single students; this will allow for the adoption of solutions and technical experiments of various kinds, including through

individual in-depth analysis of the students’ works with relative contextualization to the international artistic scenarios: this participatory approach will give life to a set of works different from each other in terms of language, techniques, intent, guaranteeing students a versatile teaching method.

The course also includes courses aimed at the elaboration and experimentation of multimedia and contemporary graphics, in harmony, indeed as a natural evolution, of the teaching implemented in the corresponding and preparatory three-year course.

Teaching will be scheduled alongside workshops and theoretical lessons, seminars, exercises, training at companies, artists, art galleries, museums, institutions or research institutes.

Graduates of the Decoration School’s second-level diploma course must have acquired:

  • Advanced knowledge and skills related to different artistic, behavioral, performative and relational practices;
  • In-depth skills in the disciplines covered by the educational offer, to be acquired through the use of techniques to be used and tested in laboratories, such as:
  • drawing, painting, photographic processing, modeling, accrochage, sculpture, video, installation, performance, visual poetry, ancient techniques (fresco, graffiti, encaustic, self-production of colors and pigments), video mapping, projections, set-ups, lights and lamps, tapestries and wall coverings, interior fittings, artist’s book, artist’s dress;
  • Advanced knowledge, also in the context of the organization of artistic events such as exhibitions, seminars, happenings, performances;
  • advanced knowledge of the theory and history of art, obtained through an educational path aimed at an in-depth analysis of the theories, materials and technological apparatuses of art, but also of the museum sector, to which the didactics intends to pay adequate attention;
  • adequate knowledge and skills that allow the use of a language of the European Community and such as to make the figures formed competitive at European level.


Graduates of the second-level of the school will be able to carry out professional activities in different fields, from the field of Visual Arts to that of creative activities, also interactive, seen in contiguity with the different fields of application; occupational opportunities also include free artistic activity, which can be deployed in the field of visual arts and creative activities, in relation to the different possibilities of applying the acquired skills. The latter will allow second-level graduates to enter the labor market concerning interior and exterior decoration, through conventional and experimental artistic practices, in the areas of interior design, landscape design, fittings, prototyping and subsequent production of objects and furnishing…

For this purpose, the educational path includes the promotion of internship or training experiences, to be carried out in companies, ateliers, highly qualified professional studios or study centers, which introduce students in the workplace and which favor the subsequent inclusion of the same in the professions market. The internships are in fact realized in formative experiences of integration of the student in the world of artistic production and allow the further refinement and application of the acquired skills.

The promotion of international educational experiences, which also falls within the objectives of the course, will favor inclusion in the extra-national context.

Among the employment opportunities there is also the teaching, when the conditions foreseen by the legislation in force occur.


To be enrolled in the II level academic diploma course of the School of Decoration, it is necessary to hold a first-level academic diploma from the same School or a recognized equivalent level, so a first-level diploma, academic or university, for which the recognition of an adequate number of Educational Credits is possible.

For foreign qualifications, international agreements and current regulations establish the terms for the definition of equivalences.


The final test is composed of:

  • Presentation of papers realized during the studies, selected in agreement with a teacher of the disciplines of address, apt to make evident the maturity and the originality achieved by the student during the training course;
  • A thesis of a historical-theoretical methodological or technical-artistic nature, in the form of an essay, in one of the disciplines included in the academic curriculum or in the personal study plan.


B ABST47 Style and History of Art and Costume History of Contemporary Art 6 45 T
B ABAV3 Drawing Decoration Drawing 6 75 TP
C ABAV11 Decoration Decoration 1 12 150 TP
C ABAV13 Ornamental Plastic Contemporary Plastic Techniques 8 75 TP
C ABAV2 Engraving Techniques – Art Graphics Engraving Techniques – Art Graphics (serigraphy) 8 100 TP
U ABPR20 Comic Book Art Comic Book Art 8 100 TP
U ABST46 Aesthetics Aesthetics 6 45 T
U ABST59 Pedagogy and didactics of art Pedagogy and didactics of art 6 45 T
B ABST51 Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts 6 45 T
C ABAV11 Decoration Decoration 2 12 150 TP
C ABAV12 Decoration Techniques Decoration Techniques and Technologies 8 100 TP
C ABPR31 Photography Photography – Photography Techniques 6 75 TP
U ABLIN71 Languages English (idoneity) 4 30 T
AI ABTEC41 Digital Modeling Techniques 3D Rendering 8 100 TP
S   Student’s choice activities   6  
    Final Test   10  
CFA TOTAL   120  

Activities:   B= basic;  C=characterizing;  U=further basic and characterizing;    AI= Analogous-Integrative  

 S= student choice


Type of Teaching  activities:  T = theoretical – TP = theoretical-practical