The aim of the study courses to obtain the first level Degree of the School of Sculpture is to provide the artistic skills required by qualified professionals who, taking account of the diversity of the languages and innovations in techniques, can pursue individual research in sculpture linked to the traditional techniques and their formulation in the context of experimenting with new expressive languages.

Graduates of the School’s degree courses must:

1) possess sufficient technical-operational mastery of the methods and contents regarding the research sectors in their various artistic fields, the techniques and technologies of sculpture;
2) possess methodological and critical instruments sufficient for the acquisition of expertise in the expressive languages, techniques and the most advanced respective technologies;
3) be able to effectively use the English language, in addition to the mother tongue, in the specific area of expertise and to exchange general information;
4) possess adequate expertise and instruments in order to communicate and manage information, especially with IT instruments.

Graduates of the School will conduct professional activities in various fields, both as freelance artists and in the field of the visual arts and creative activities, as well as collaborating, in relation to the various fields of application, in the planning, design and implementation of the specific methods of sculpture, both with traditional tools and new technologies, in addition to the new linguistic expressions that may be encountered at national and international exhibitions.

The Academy will organise, in agreement with public and private organisation, the most appropriate internships and work placements in order to attain the specific professional skills, in addition to defining specific training models for each study course.

La prova finale si compone di:

  • un progetto artistico consistente nella produzione di elaborati su tema specificamente assegnato dal docente del corso della disciplina d’indirizzo cui lo studente risulta iscritto;
  • una tesi di carattere storico-teorico o metodologico o tecnico-artistico, sotto forma di saggio breve, in una delle discipline comprese nel curriculum didattico o nel piano personale di studi  svolta  sotto la guida di un docente responsabile (relatore).
Department: Visual Arts
Title Awarded: Bachelor Degree (First Level Degree)
Credits: 180 CFA
Duration: 3 years
Head of the School: Francesca Piccolino Boniforti
Location: Montanari Building

Study Plan

Year Code Discipline CFA Total
1 ABAV01 Artistic Anatomy 1 6 60
ABV03 Drawing 6
ABST47 History of Contemporary Art 1 6
ABAV09 Marble and Semiprecious Stone Techniques 6
ABAV07 Sculpture 1 12
ABAV8 Moulding, Typology and Technology of Materials 6
ABST55 Anthropology of Arts 6
ABST47 History of Modern Art
ABPR30 New Materials Technology 6
ABTEC39 Information Technology Basics 4
*Elective training and learning activities 2
2 ABAV01 Artistic Anatomy 2 6 60
ABPR31 Photography 6
ABPR47 History of Contemporary Art 2 6
ABAV07 Sculpture 2 12
ABAV02 Chalcographic Engraving Techniques 6
ABAV11 / ABAV05 Decoration / Painting 6
ABPR14 Elements of Architecture and Urban Planning 6
ABAV13 Contemporary Plastic Techniques 6
ABLIN71 English 4
*Elective training and learning activities 2
3 ABAV07 Sculpture 3 12 60
ABST51 Phenomenology of the Contemporary Arts 6
ABST52 Contemporary Methods and Techniques 6
ABTEC41 3D Digital Modelling Techniques 6
ABPR17 Design 6
ABPR36 Performance Techniques for the Visual Arts
ABTEC43 Digital Video 6
ABPR21 Modelling
*Elective training and learning activities 6
*Total amount of credits to be obtained with elective training and learning activities during the three years (seminars, workshops, stage…): 10
Final Project 12
Courses programs

Activities and Projects of the School of Sculpture