Objectives of the course

The course allow to achive a First Level Academic Degree in Painting which  have the purpose to create  experts and qualified professionals who, considering the variety of  languages and the innovations in techniques, will be able to develop their own individual research in painting, both in traditional techniques  and in experimental new expressive languages.

Graduates must:

Possess an appropriate technical-operative knowledge of methods and contents in arts, in techniques and painting technologies, in order to achieve the goal of becoming experts in artistic productions;

Possess the ability to work with different methodological tools, to research, develop and plan with an efficient learning method, useful to improve expressive languages and the most advanced technologies;

Be fluent in  one of the European Languages (in addition to the native language) at least;

Possess adequate communication and organizational skills, particularly in  using Information instruments.

Employment Prospects

Our students have the opportunity to work as freelance artists both in visual arts and creative activities or to get involved in external exhibition and international or  national events, performing, planning and realizing specific interventions in painting works, also considering the interchange of traditional and contemporary technologies and new expressive languages .

Academies will plan (in agreement with public and private Institutions) stages and internships to let our students  gain knowledge and experience and will set specific educational goals to achieve.

Access Requirements

To be enrolled it is mandatory to possess:

an  High school Diploma or any other degree obtained abroad, if recognized as valid even with the international agreements;

the knowledge of the fundamental abilities, useful to be admetted to the course; these abilities will be tested  with the aptitude test. If the test won’t be passed, the Institute can  provide additional educational goals to be achieved during the first Academic Year .

Academic Admission Test

Admission Tests foresee:

Multiple Choice  questionnaire with questions based on general knowledge (50%) and on the  specific to the subject of the School (50%);

Live drawing test with the use, or not, of living models o any other subject, chosen by the Commission;

One or more graphic tests, using techniques chosen by each student. The tests can take place in more days and at the end applicants can  be asked to undergo an aptitude interview.

Final Exam

The Final Exam  foresees:

An artistic-planning thesis consisting of the producting works on a subject, specifically assigned by the Professor of the course of the course to which the student is enrolled;

A thesis of historical – theoretical or methodological or technical – artistic nature, in the form of a short essay, in one of the disciplines included in the academic  curriculum or in the personal study plan. The eventual subject of artistic production attached to the thesis will be functional to the specific character of the thesis itself.



Code Area Discipline Credits Hours
ABAV5 C Painting 1 12 150 T.P.
ABST47 B History of  Medieval Art 6 45 T
ABAV3 B Drawing 6 75 T.P.
ABAV13  I Ornamental  Plastic 6 75 T.P.
ABAV6 C Painting Techniques 8 100 T.P.
ABST58 B Perception Theory and Form Psichology 6 45 T
ABAV5  C Painting Planning 8 100 T.P.
    Basic Computer Science 4 30 T.
    English 4 30 T.
ABAV5 C Painting 2 12 150 T.P.
ABST47 B History of Modern Art 6 45 T.
ABPR36 C Performing Techniques for Visual Art 8 100 T.P.
ABAV1 B Artistic Anatomy 6 75 T.P.
ABAV2 C Engraving Techniques – Art Graphics 8 100 T.P.
ABPR31 B Photography 8 100 T.P.
ABVPA61 I Cultural and Environmental Heritage OR 6 45 T.
ABST55 Cultural Anthropology
  B Aesthetics 6 45 T.
  THIRD YEAR      
ABAV5 C Painting 3 12 150 T.P.
ABST47 B History of Contemporary Art 6 45 T.
ABST52 C History and Methodology of Art Criticism 6 45 T.
ABST51 C Phenomenology of Contemporary Art 6 45 T.
ABPR35 I Direction 6 45 T.
ABPR14 I Architecture and Town Planning Elements 6 75 T.P.
    Free choice courses, among the allied or additional  teachings related to  the specific  plan of study and  not selected as compulsory or among all the teachings  included in the other  plans of study; the student can even  insert  credits for the internship activities in this area (maximum 4 credits) 10  


Thesis 8  
    Total of credits, required in order to obtain the degree 180  

Activities:  B= basic;    C=characterizing;    I= Allied or additional

Type of academic  activities: T = theoretical;      P = Practical;   TP = theoretical-practical