Getting to know RUFA

RUFA, real dreams and concrete projects.

RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts, is a multidisciplinary, international educational centre – legally recognized by the Ministry of University and Research (MUR) – that offers valid and innovative courses in the field of Art, Design and Communication. RUFA collaborates with well-known professionals and prestigious companies, guaranteeing its students a high-level theoretical preparation combined with an up-to-date methodological-operational approach,  whilst keeping a keen eye on the job market and current market trends. Founded in 1998 to welcome the dreams of young Italians and foreigners and those of its founder Maestro Alfio Mongelli in one Academy,  RUFA offers Bachelor and Master of Arts  programmes that reflect the new artistic and cultural scene providing high level art training and strong and concrete future employment opportunities.

Stimulating and up-to-date training proposals.
RUFA offers a large set of training opportunities which include some of the most exciting and high in demand courses. Guided and advised by the Heads of the Visual Art, Design and Applied Arts /New Technologies for the Arts Departments, students at RUFA can choose their future career from among nine different Bachelor of Arts programs:
Painting / Sculpture and Installations / Set Design / Graphic Design / Comics and Illustration / Design / Cinema / Photography and Audiovisual.

And from six 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

For seniors and all students requiring further specialized training, RUFA also offers several short courses, Professional development courses and advanced training courses.

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!