Second cycle degree in

History of art

Class: LM-89 - Art history

Class LM-89 - Art history
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator MARTA NEZZO
Access Open access with admission requirements

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2021/22:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2020-2 February 2021
  • 2nd Call: 2 March-2 May 2021(non-EU)/2 June (EU)

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A course that offers advanced training and the essential skills needed in the fields of historical and artistic disciplines. The course range covers the arts of medieval to contemporary times, between the Byzantine world to Europe and beyond. In addition to the theoretical knowledge, students will apply themselves to the management and conservation of the historical and artistic heritage, with particular attention to the technical aspects of the different expressions (miniature, drawing, gold smithery, and applied arts), as well as art critiquing and collecting. Students can pursue work with a high-level responsibility at central and local administrations (state, regions, provinces, and municipalities) of cultural heritage at museums, as superintendents, libraries, media libraries, catalog offices, private foundations, restoration sites and more as well as a freelancer in the cultural industry.

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Characteristics and objectives
The objective of the degree course is to provide advanced training in the field of the historical-artistic disciplines with essential skill sets in the various sectors of figurative arts. In a chronological sense, these span from the Middle Ages to the modern and contemporary times; in geographic terms, from the Byzantine world to Western and non-European art; in topical terms, from the historical to the methodological disciplines. All of these sectors are traditionally present in the University of Padua.
The program also provides theoretical and applied knowledge to issues of management and conservation of historical-artistic heritage, with attention to technical features and diverse artistic expressions (including miniatures, drawing, goldsmith?s art, and applied arts). Those who obtain their second-cycle degree will have conducted in-depth study of the issues relating to the history of criticism, collection, and conservation of historical-artistic heritage. In addition, they will be able to employ the main technological instruments within their specific area of expertise.

Occupational opportunities
Graduates acquire skills that qualify them:
-to carry out functions of significant responsibility within central and local administrations of cultural heritage (State, regions, provinces, and municipalities) and in specific institutions such as museums, superintendence offices, libraries, media libraries, and catalog offices;
-to work in the cultural industry, private foundations, at restoration sites and to operate in cooperatives that provide services linked to cultural heritage by offering specialized expertise;
-to engage in private practice as art experts.
Those who obtain the second-cycle degree in Art History will also have access to masters and research doctorates and may then engage in school teaching, following completion of suitable certification programs and public examinations as required by current legislation.

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Training

I Year HISTORY OF ART CRITICISM [CFU 6] MEDIEVAL ART HISTORY (ADVANCED) [CFU 6] MODERN ART HISTORY (ADVANCED) [CFU 6] CONTEMPORARY ART HISTORY (ADVANCED) [CFU 6] HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE OF RESTORATION [CFU 6] HISTORY OF THE CITY AND TERRITORY [CFU 6] CHRISTIAN ARCHAEOLOGY [CFU 6] HISTORY OF DRAWING AND GRAPHICS [CFU 6] CONNOISSEURSHIP AND ATTRIBUTIVE PRACTICES [CFU 6] ICONOGRAPHY AND ICONOLOGY [CFU 6] EXEGESIS AND RECEPTION OF LATIN LITERARY TEXTS [CFU 6] BYZANTINE HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION [CFU 6] ROMANCE PHILOLOGY (ADVANCED) [CFU 6] MODERN ITALIAN LITERATURE [CFU 6] CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN POETRY [CFU 6] CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN PROSE [CFU 6] MEDIEVAL HISTORY [CFU 6] MODERN HISTORY [CFU 6] CONTEMPORARY HISTORY [CFU 6] HISTORY OF THE MINIATURE [CFU 6] EARLY ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE [CFU 6] VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE [CFU 6] HISTORY OF ART OF THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES [CFU 6] HISTORY OF APPLIED ARTS AND GOLDSMITHERY [CFU 6] NON EUROPEAN ART: UNDERSTANDING ITS VARIOUS FORMS AND RECEPTION [CFU 6] II Year WORK PLACEMENT AND WORKSHOP [CFU 6]