RUFA, visionary dreams and world-making projects.
RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts, is a multidisciplinary, international higher education Institution – legally recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) – that offers accredited and innovative courses in the field of Arts, Design, and Communication. RUFA collaborates with well-known professionals and prestigious companies, guaranteeing its students a high-level theoretical preparation combined with a practical academic approach, whilst keeping a keen eye on the job market and current market trends. Founded in 1998 by Maestro Alfio Mongelli to welcome young talents – from Italy and all around the world – in an unconventional Academy of Fine Arts, RUFA now offers 15 Bachelor and Master of Arts programs that cut new paths through the contemporary art and culture scenes, providing transformative education and tangible career opportunities.
Creative education for a meaningful future.
RUFA offers a diverse array of academic programs divided into two Departments – Visual Art and Design and Applied Arts, whose students and faculty regularly interact thanks to ad-hoc activities, like workshops, talks, contests, and exhibitions.
RUFA also offers several short courses, professional development courses, and summer academy programs for students, artists, and professionals requiring intensive and specialized training.
Bachelors: RUFA offers 9 Bachelor of Arts programs
Painting | Sculpture and Installations | Set Design | Graphic Design | Comics and Illustration | Design | Sustainable Fashion Design | Cinema | Photography and Audiovisual.
The BA programs in Painting, Sculpture and Installations are taught both in English and Italian, while the others are taught in Italian only.
Masters: RUFA offers 6 Master of Arts programs
Multimedia Arts and Design | Visual and Innovation Design | Computer Animation and Visual Effects | Film Arts | Set Design | Fine Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking
The MA programs in Fine Arts and Film Arts are taught in English, while the others are taught in Italian.
Tailor made method.
The training approach at RUFA is based on a distinctive and specialized teaching method which aims to combine university curriculum and professional training.
During their RUFA study years, students can attend laboratories, workshops, experiential lessons, exhibitions, presentations and debates. These are all contemporary and efficient tools that bring students closer to the reality of the professional world. To make the most of their studies, RUFA encourages students to take advantage of the available opportunities, to build a solid theoretical and practical foundation. The goal is always to open up to the contamination between different languages, to multidisciplinarity, to research and experimentation.
Because RUFA is contemporary, it aims to teach and train with its heart set on tradition and its mind projected towards the future.
Glancing back in time, aiming towards the future
Learning the creative arts in a context contaminated by stimuli and suggestions of the highest depth is not a trivial matter. Rome was the cradle of the Renaissance and still today its historical and artistic heritage is known all over the world. But Rome is also an evolving city, where the dynamism and energy of the new forms of expression are helping to make it the stage of new exciting contemporary trends. The great diversity of museums and art galleries is the main evidence of this. Indeed, Rome offers not only prestigious classical art but also stimulating events and initiatives related to new trends, ranging from art, to music and even comic art. Studying here means entering the history of the future!