Sculpture and installations

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The physical aspect of creation.

 

 

Before entering the job market you will gain an in-depth knowledge of contemporary plastic arts. Contemporary and classical studies, the analyses of aesthetic principles, the search for a perfect balance between form and substance: these are the key elements of the course and the first step towards the future of a sculptor.

 

The art of making solid objects. Sculpture comes from combining plasticity with technique. It is an art linked to space and the tangible expression of the sculptor’s vision of the world. Contemporary and classical studies, analysis of aesthetic canons, research into the fine balance between form and substance: these are the technical and theoretical pillars of the course which supports students in their first step towards a future as contemporary artists. RUFA Sculpture and installations graduates enter the job market with a thorough knowledge of plastic arts, performances, installations. They can also play a key role in the creation of exhibition spaces or in upgrading public spaces in the urban design sector. Working with traditional as well as new materials and improving the quality of spaces are the natural outcomes for RUFA Sculpture and installations graduates. Thanks to their education graduates are also suited for interesting job opportunities in the more conceptual areas of the profession such as curating exhibitions and art catalogues. The subjects studied at RUFA are part of an all-round education that focuses on figurative and plastic aspects, within a study plan that also includes art history, graphic design, drawing, photography, and audiovisual techniques. Together they form a complete and highly specialised professional.
The Academic Bachelor of Arts is equivalent to a University Bachelor’s Degree

*The course is available in English or Italian.

Coordinator: Emiliano Coletta
Tutor: Maria Pina Bentivenga
Lecturers: Maria Pina Bentivenga, Gianna Bentivenga, Simone Cametti, Alessandro Carpentieri, Emiliano Coletta, Antonella Conte, Alessio Cremisini, 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.

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    BACHELOR OF ARTS PROGRAM IN SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATIONS
    Suggested study plan AY 2020/2021

    YEARSUBJECTECTSHOURS
    I YEAR
    Artistic Anatomy
    Knowledge of the human body and its representations in visual arts: normative study of the morphological, physiological and physiognomic characteristics of the individual. Drawing the human body, both in classical and modern times.
    10125
    Drawing for sculpture
    Development of a personal research through the study of the relationship between a white sheet, intended as a space to compose, and the volume of a shape. Class exercise with a model: observation of the subject.
    8100
    History of modern art 1
    The history of European art from the late fifteenth to the early twentieth century: basic preparation on the fundamental art styles and languages of the period analyzed. Constant comparisons between the works of art throughout the different eras.
    645
    Phenomenology of the image
    Reflection on images through an experimental approach that involves philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history of art and image theory.
    645
    Sculpture and installations 1
    Creation of one or more projects. Starting from the concept of memory and identity, the students will develop their research related to shape, space and the materials to be used.
    12150
    Sculpture techniques 1
    The various stages of the process. From design to construction, through direct modeling with clay or molding techniques. Study of the process from a theoretical and practical point of view and of the specific characteristics of the materials.
    675
    Photography
    Photography as a representation and communication tool, but above all a research tool. Practical exercises and critical analysis of the works. Knowledge and awareness of the medium. Introduction to historical and theoretical aspects.
    8100
    Basics of computer science
    Digital processing to develop the expressive potential of the image: software study for photo editing and graphic design.
    450
    II YEAR
    History of modern art 2
    History of the main avant-gardes of the early twentieth century: Futurism, Dadaism, Abstractionism, Cubism, Expressionism and Surrealism. History of the avant-gardes of the late twentieth century: from Paris to New York, Situationism and the resistance of European criticism, the persistence of the avant-garde in the Italian neo-avant-gardes of the 1960s.
    645
    Sculpture and installations 2
    Starting from the research chosen during the first year, students will continue to analyze the relationship between form / space and imaginary, paying attention to the design phase.
    12150
    Sculpture techniques 2
    Lectures, meetings and laboratory exercises to learn the various techniques and materials and their specific characteristics.
    675
    Engraving techniques - Printmaking
    Observing printmaking throughout history through the avant-gardes and by studying its contemporary value. Personal research within galleries and public collections. Etching techniques. Lithographic, traditional and experimental techniques. The monotype: technical methods.
    675
    Multimedia Installations
    Understanding and defining the potential of a workspace, seeing art practice as one with the space. Within the course the student will enhance the potential of a work within a defined space, including and designing Site-Specific installation works in different environments.
    8100
    Illustration
    Experimenting with the art of illustration applied to different sectors: from illustrated books, to editorial illustration for magazines. Developing a personal taste and style. Laboratory activities: the realization of short editorial projects for different targets. The dynamics of storytelling.
    675
    Art management
    Exhibition of a brief history of curatorship, from the nineteenth-century Salons to the present day. Historical analysis of the art system: from the birth of galleries, museums, happenings, to art that involves the viewer. Writing a portfolio with a statement and developing the ability to entertain a Studio Visit with a curator.
    645
    English
    Development of expression and speech skills through the study of the main grammatical structures. Practical comprehension exercises by reading texts and watching films and videos.
    430
    Elective educational activities

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    III YEAR
    History of contemporary art
    History of art from the postwar period to today: themes, techniques, media, topics, protagonists and methodologies. Analysis of the birth of new languages and the lyrical, technical and content evolution of pre-existing languages. Critical analysis of a work of art and its spatial value and content.
    645
    Aesthetics of visual arts
    The Aesthetics in art and cinema. The general meaning of the concept of Aesthetics. Focus on the theoretical aspects related to knowledge by object and subject. The decline of the concept of style and the advent of the technical age. Analysis of the poetics of artists such as Manet, Cezanne, Klee, Mondrian, Malevic, Picasso, Duchamp, Pollock, Bacon, De Chirico, Rothko, Burri, Warhol.
    645
    Sculpture and installations 3
    The boundaries extend beyond physical spaces, overturning the different levels of reading of one's work, to increase awareness regarding the artistic research.
    12150
    Digital modeling techniques
    The acquisition of two-dimensional drawing and three-dimensional modeling techniques in the 3D Studio Max environment, management of files and exchange of documents between 3D Studio Max and other programs, such as Rhinoceros and Autocad. The analysis of the characteristics of V-Ray and the study of lights and materials. Drafting a paper in which the acquired knowledge is applied.
    675
    Performative techniques for visual arts
    Multimedia as a concept: opening up to a different approach and relationship between the various artistic fields. Definition of performance as a unique process in the field of artistic thought. Creation of a final paper documented through photographs and videos.
    675
    New integrated media techniques
    Study of the audiovisual language as a tool for communication, expression and research. In-depth study of the physics of sound, softwares used and the analysis of sound art works. Creation of an AUDIOVISUAL following three phases: preparation, production and post-production.
    8100
    Further language and interpersonal skills, internships, etc.4/
    Elective educational activities4/
    Thesis8/
    Total Credits180

     

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