Set Design ❯ ITA


Set Design


You will further refine your training to reach an advanced technical and design specialization. Throughout your studies you will be supported by a well-structured, constantly updated cycle of joint efforts, internships and work placements with leading players in the world of Italian set design.


A course to manage space, depth and movement.

The MA in Set Design is an opportunity for students with an artistic and creative personality, in search of a professional environment, to express their visual and design talent, and to receive highly specialized training.
Being able to imagine the space used to narrate as a three-dimensional space means having a mind that is flexible and practical, able to compose and recreate depth and beauty.
Designed to train specialized professional profiles, the two-year Scenography Course at RUFA is the result of a solid academic tradition in teaching art, design, scenery and theatre.

Scenography, the show is the space around the action.

Scenography is the noble art of creating the scenery, the technique of designing the space and the lighting around the action, the narration, and the magic of a live space.
A fundamental profession essential to the successful outcome of any performance, including theatre, opera, film, television, concerts, set up preparation and exhibits.
The Scenographer designs and creates using lights, materials, textiles, architecture, woodwork, 3D modeling, furnishings, finishes, decorations and costumes.
Becoming a stage or set designer opens the doors to a large selection of professional opportunities from working in the world of show business to art and creative direction as applied to any artistic performance, and the activities of interior designer and decorator.

A course full of opportunities and internships.

The MA Degree Program in Set Design provides students with a high-level of specialized technical and design training, supplemented during the course of study with a solid and constantly updated cycle of learning opportunities including professional collaboration, internships, and workshops with the most important figures on the national scenography scene.
Within the RUFA Academic structure, the two year course in Scenography is part of the Department of Design and Applied Arts, the section of RUFA academic studies that provides a high-level of specialization and technical preparation, setting high standards of academic and design learning year after year.
By graduating in Set design you will be able to become: Set designer, Interior designer, Costume designer, Lighting designer, Stage technician, Stage Design Director.

The Academic Master of Arts is equivalent to a University Master’s Degree

*The course is available only in Italian.

Coordinator: Alessandro Vergoz
Tutor: Alessandro Vergoz
Lecturers: Christian Angeli, Alessandro Carpentieri, Vincenzo Caruso, Maria Chiara Castelli,Stefania Conti, Genny Di Bert, Antonin Di Santantonio, Elena Fiorellino, Alessandro Gori, Massimiliano Maggi, Francesco Polizzi, Alessandro Vergoz, Massimo Zomparelli.

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Suggested training programme

Total Credits120
I YEARTheory and practice of perspective drawing450
History of the performing arts645
Film set design10125
Set construcion8100
Technology & materials for set design675
Costume design8100
Features of architecture & urban design675
Phenomenology of contemporary arts645
II YEARTelevision set design8100
Theatre set design10125
Lighting system675
Architectural model-making675
Virtual architecture675
Language skills - Internships - Workshops8/
Elective educational activities6/

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