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) – offering authoritative, innovative courses in the field of Art, Design and Communication. RUFA works in collaboration with renowned professionals and prestigious enterprises, guaranteeing its students theoretical preparation par excellence in addition to constantly updated methodological-operational guidance whilst keeping a keen eye on the workplace and current market trends. Established in 1998 with the objective of fulfilling, within a single Academy, the aspirations of Italian and overseas students and those of its founder, Maestro Alfio Mongelli, RUFA offers Bachelor and Master of Arts degree programmes which respond in full to contemporary artistic and cultural contexts, providing an artistic training of the highest calibre and strong, concrete future employment prospects.

Up to date and stimulating training proposals.
RUFA offers a large set of training proposals which include some of the most exciting and high-demand areas of study. Guided and advised by the Heads of the Department for Visual Art and the Department for Design and Applied Arts /New Technologies for the Arts, students at RUFA can choose their future professional career from among nine different Bachelor of Arts degree programmes:
Painting and Visual Arts / Sculpture and Installations / Set Design / Graphic Design / Comics and Illustration / Design / Design for humans / Cinema / Photography.

And from nine Master of Arts degree programmes: :
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, Masters and advanced training courses.

For many years now, RUFA has worked intensively in partnership with the prestigious KDU University College in Malaysia, jointly setting up a Master in Visual and Innovation Design programme. Between the two universities, a highly dynamic, cultural interchange and sharing of ideas and designs has developed, aimed at the educational enrichment of students enrolled at both institutions. The interpenetration between ancient and contemporary tradition is just one cultural suit which the Roman university shares with its Malaysian counterpart. In recent years, relations between the two institutes have been further fostered thanks to scholarship awards. RUFA and KDU University College are in full agreement as to the immense opportunities for growth that this synergy affords, indeed Hon Wei Min, vice President of the Malaysian university, has stated that, “We firmly believe our students may learn much of great value from RUFA which can then be transferred back home. Both our countries have an extremely ancient cultural heritage, coupled with an equally strong spirit for artistic expression, and the meeting and fusion of the two can only give rise to many new, positive ideas. We believe in you and you believe in us”.

The underlying objective is always that of making ourselves receptive to contamination between different languages, transversality, research and experimentation.

Tailor made method.
The RUFA training approach is based on a distinguished and specialized teaching method, which aims to join 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 workforce. To make the most of their studies, RUFA encourages students totake advantage of the available opportunities, to build a solid theoretical and practical foundation. They can then create inspired art that combines interdisciplinary contamination, transversal enrichment, and innovating experimentation.
Because RUFA is contemporary, it aims to teach and train with its heart set on tradition and its mind projected into the future.

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