Painting ❯ ITA/ENG


From immemorial time, the language of mankind.

We will teach you to paint starting with a traditional approach before moving on to master the latest techniques. Bringing art, the future and a profession within your grasp along a single educational pathway.

The visual arts are the most ancient of creative activities, and the skills and talents of the artist are still needed today. RUFA teaches young people how to express themselves, beginning from tradition whilst acquiring mastery of the techniques of today: painting, video, performance art, installations, electronic art. The modern visual artist must as aware of history as well as of the times in which we live now; RUFA helps its students to combine art, future, and profession into a single project. The professional scenarios that then open to students who have taken their Ba Degree in painting are the visual arts, graphic art, and painting as pure artistic expression. Thanks to their study in specific areas (contemporary art history, photography, and audiovisual, pictorial, graphic, and figurative techniques and technologies) RUFA graduates can work as curators of exhibition spaces, art directors for cultural events, graphic designers, and as art publishers. Any one of these artistic sectors will be able to pick them out thanks to the high-level of their training in the visual arts, aesthetics, the phenomenology of the contemporary arts, and the organisation of art spaces and concepts.
Academy Degrees are equivalent to Bachelor’s university degrees.

*The course is available in English or Italian language.

Coordinator: Emiliano Coletta
Tutor: Maria Pina Bentivenga
Professors: Maria Pina Bentivenga, Gianna Bentivenga, Simone Cametti, Alessandro Carpentieri, Emiliano Coletta, Alessio Cremisini, Genny Di Bert, Davide Dormino, Federico Landini, Nicolas Martino, Rosalia Palazzolo, Fabrizio Pizzuto, Christian Rizzo, Raffaele Simongini, Jocelyn Swanson.

BA Degree Program in Painting

Suggested training programme - Visual Arts Department

Year Subject CFA Hours
I Year Painting 1 12 150
Art History: Artistic Styles & Context 1 6 45
Photography 8 100
Artistic Anatomy 1 6 75
Drawing for Painting 6 75
Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts 6 45
Painting Techniques 6 75
Special Graphic Techniques 6 75
Basics of Computer Science 4 50
II Year Painting 2 12 150
Art History: Artistic Styles & Context 2 6 45
Aesthetics of Visual Arts 6 45
Artistic Anatomy 2 6 75
Painting Techniques & Technologies 6 75
Engraving Techniques - Graphic Arts 1 6 75
Art Management 4 30
English 4 30
Internships 4 100
Optional Subject 6 /
III Year Painting 3 12 150
Art History: Artistic Styles & Context 3 6 45
Phenomenology of the Image 6 75
Techniques of Contemporary Sculpture Arts 6 75
Engraving Techniques - Graphic Arts 2 6 75
Performative Techniques 4 50
Digital Video 4 50
Video Editing 4 50
Optional Subject 4 /
Thesis 8 /
Total Credits 180