Painting and visual arts ❯ ITA/ENG


From immemorial time, the language of mankind.

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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 and visual arts 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
Lecturers: Maria Pina Bentivenga, Gianna Bentivenga, Simone Cametti, Alessandro Carpentieri, Emiliano Coletta, Guido D’Angelo, Bruno D’Annunzio, Fabrizio Dell’Arno, Genny Di Bert, Davide Dormino, Elena Fiorellino, Federico Landini, Nicolas Martino, Rosalia Palazzolo, Fabrizio Pizzuto, Christian Rizzo, Raffaele Simongini.


Suggested training programme – Visual Arts Department

Total Credits180
I YEARPainting 112150
Art History: artistic styles & context 1645
Artistic anatomy 1675
Drawing for painting675
Phenomenology of the image645
Painting techniques675
Special graphic techniques675
Basics of computer science450
II YEARPainting 212150
Art History: artistic styles & context 2645
Aesthetics of visual arts645
Artistic anatomy 2675
Painting techniques & technologies675
Engraving techniques - Printmaking 1675
Art Management430
Optional Subject6/
III YEARPainting 312150
Art History: Artistic Styles & Context 3645
Phenomenology of contemporary arts675
Techniques of contemporary sculpture arts675
Engraving techniques - Printmaking 2675
Performative techniques450
Digital video450
Video editing450
Optional subject4/

Book the DIGITAL admission test on 18th April 2020Book for the Open Day