Set Design ❯ ITA


Talent is on stage.

You will learn to design, develop and effectively combine scenes with costumes, locations with the world at large, specific moments with their semblance. You will develop an understanding of this magical art underpinning every performance, skilfully combining architecture, history and the visual arts.

The theatre is associated with costume scenography as a way of creating places and worlds, moments of time, illusory realities; developing a sense of perception and beauty where space and time are put in movement, making it possible to create new projects, stories, and emotions. Set Design is a magic art that enables all forms of theatrical representation to be created by expertly mixing architecture and history, arts and technologies; as a profession there is nothing else quite like it. Using the theoretical and empirical training received at RUFA about how to use lighting, materials, fundamentals of architecture, photography, video projections and reconstructions, the Set Designer with a BA degree in Set Design at Rufa enters the world of work as a many-sided professional whose areas of knowledge range from construction to design, and finds its natural outlet in the entertainment world (theatre, cinema, television, events). But the set designer can also become an art director in many other areas designing costumes, scenes, lighting for fashion shows, exhibitions, and open-air installations. Using aesthetic taste and knowledge of advanced techniques, the set designer is the person who establishes the basic principles for the dynamic design of any theatrical event.
Academy Degrees are equivalent to Bachelor’s university degrees.

Professors: Christian Angeli, Alessandro Carpentieri, Vincenzo Caruso, Maria Chiara Castelli, Stefania Conti, Alessio Cremisini, Rosa Cuppone, Genny Di Bert, Antonin Joseph Di Santantonio, Alessandro Gori, Pino Quini, Christian Rizzo, Katia Titolo, Alessandro Vergoz, Tamara Vermunt.

*The course is available only in Italian language.


BA Degree Program in Set Design

Suggested training programme - Design Department

Year Subject CFA Hours
I Year Set Design 1 12 150
Set Construction 1 6 75
History of The Performing Arts 1 6 45
Technical Drawing & Project Design 6 75
Technology & Materials For Set Design 6 75
Features of Architecture & Urban Design 6 75
History of Costume 6 45
Basics of Computer Design 6 75
Theory & Practice of Perspective Drawing 2 25
Basics of Computer Science 4 50
II Year Set Design 2 12 150
Costumes For Performing Arts 8 100
History of The Performing Arts 2 6 45
Architectural Model-Making 6 75
Set Construction 2 6 75
Art History: Artistic Styles & Context 1 6 45
Desktop Publishing 6 75
3D Digital Modelling Techniques 1 6 75
English 4 30
III Year Set Design 3 12 150
Photography 8 100
Art History: Artistic Styles & Context 2 6 45
3D Digital Modelling Techniques 2 6 75
Lighting Systems 6 75
Internships 4 100
Optional Subject 10 /
Thesis 8 /
Total Credits 180