Objectives of  the course

The course allowes to achive a First Level Academic Degree in Sculpture  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 and national events performing,planning and realize specific interventions in sculpture works, 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 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

  • 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
ABAV7 C Sculpture 1 12 150 T.P.
ABST47 B History of Ancient Art 6 45 T.
ABAV3 B Drawing 6 75 T.P.
ABAV1 B Artistic Anatomy 6 75 T.P.
ABAV8 C Sculpture Techniques 8 100 T.P.
ABPR31 B Photography 8 100 T.P.
ABST58 C Perception Theory and Form Psychology 6 45 T.
    Basic Computer Science 4 30 T.
    English 4 30 T.
  Second Year      
ABAV7 C Sculpture 2 12 150 T.P.
ABST47 B History of Modern Art 6 45 T.
ABAV9 B Hardstones and Marble Techniques 8 100 T.P.
ABVPA61 I Cultural and Environmental Heritage OR 6 45 T.
ABST55 Cultural Anthropology
ABST52 C History and Methodology of Art Criticism 6 45 T.
ABTEC41 C Digital Modeling Techniques – Computer 3D 6 75 T.P.
ABAV13 I Ornamental Plastic 8 100 T.P.
ABAV2 C Engraving Techniques – Art Grafics 8 100 T.P.
  Third Year      
ABAV7 C Sculpture 3 12 150 T.P.
ABST47 B History of Modern Art 6 45 T.
ABPC65 I Mass Media Theory and Method 6 45 T.
ABST46 B Aesthetics 6 45 T.
ABST51 C Phenomenology of Contemporary Art 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