Sculpture and installations ❯ ITA/ENG


The physical aspect of creation.

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Before your launch into the workforce, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of contemporary plastic arts. Contemporary and classical studies, the analyses of aesthetic principles, the quest for a perfect balance between form and substance: these are the mainstays of the course and the first step towards a future as a sculptor.

As the art of making solid objects, Sculpture comes from fusing plasticity with technique: an art that springs from space and is the tangible expression of the sculptor’s vision of the world. Contemporary and classical studies, analyses of aesthetic canons, research into the fine balance between form and substance: these are the technical and theoretical pillars of the RUFA course, which gives students their first step towards a future as a contemporary artist. Graduates in Sculpture and installations program at Rufa enter the professional world equipped with thorough knowledge of the plastic arts, performances, and installations, and can also play an indispensable role in the creation of exhibition spaces or upgrading public places as part of the discipline of urban design. Working with traditional as well as new materials and improving the quality of spaces are natural operating environments for RUFA Sculpture and installations graduates, whose education also suits them for interesting work opportunities in the more conceptualising areas of the profession such as curating exhibitions and art catalogues. The disciplinary fields studied at RUFA are based on an all-round education that consists of figurative and plastic elements, within a study plan that also includes art history, graphic design, drawing, photography, and audiovisual techniques, all producing a complete and highly specialised professional expert.
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, 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.



Suggested training programme – Visual Arts Department

Total Credits180
I YEARSculpture 112150
Art History: artistic styles & context 1645
Artistic Anatomy 1675
Drawing for Sculpture675
Phenomenology of the image645
Sculpture Techniques675
Special Graphic Techniques675
Basics of Computer Science450
II YEARSculpture 212150
Art History: artistic styles & context 1645
Artistic anatomy 2675
Engraving techniques - Printmaking 1675
Molding, technology and types materials675
Aesthetics of visual arts645
Art management430
Optional subject6/
III YEARSculpture 312150
Art History: artistic styles & context 3645
Engraving Techniques - Printmaking 2675
3D Digital Modelling Techniques675
Phenomenology of contemporary arts645
Performative techniques450
Digital video450
Video editing450
Optional subject4/

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