Objectives of the course

The course allowes to achive a First Level Academic Degree in Decoration which  have the purpose to let the students to acquire a good knowledge of methods and artistic techniques as well as to acquire  skills aimed at  obtaining  methodological and expressive knowledges for  the use of tools and artistic activities, both in traditional techniques  and in experimental new expressive languages.  The course has the purpose to get an overview on general competences  and techniques, aimed at improving artistic production, interventions on  territory, environmental works, but also at  developing the research about  artistic and visual languages.

Graduates must:

  • Possess an appropriate technical-operative knowledge of methods and contents in arts, in techniques, in visual and plastic  arts   technologies, with particular reference to decoration;
  • 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:

  • High School Diploma or any other degree, obtained abroad, if recognized as valid even with the international agreements;
  • 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
  First Year
ABAV5 C Decoration 1 12 150 T.P.
ABAV1 B Artistic Anatomy 1 6 75 T.P.
ABST47 B History of Medieval Art 6 45 T.
ABAV3 B Drawing 6 75 T.P.
ABAV13 C Ornamental  Plastic 1 8 100 T.P.
ABAV6 C Painting Techniques 8 100 T.P.
ABST48 C History of Applied Arts 6 45 T.
English 4 30 T.
Basic Computer Science 4 30 T.
Second Year
ABAV5 C Decoration 2 12 150 T.P.
ABAV1 B Artistic Anatomy 2 6 75 T.P.
ABST47 B History of Modern Art 6 45 T.
ABAV12 I Decoration Techniques 8 100 T.P.
ABAV13 C Ornamental Plastic 2 6 75 T.P.
ABST51 B Phenomenology of Contemporary Art 6 45 T.
ABPR31 C Photografy 8 100 T.P.
ABAV2 C Engraving Techniques – Art Graphics 8 100 T.P.
Third Year
ABAV5 C Decoration 3 12 150 T.P.
ABST47 B History of Contemporary Art 6 45 T.
ABVPA61 I Cultural and Environmental Heritage 6 45 T.
ABVPA64 I Museography OR 6 45 T.
ABST55 Cultural Antropology
ABST46 B Aesthetics 6 45 T.
ABST58 C Perception Theory and Form Psichology 6 45 T.


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