Sculpture ❯ ITA/ENG


The physical aspect of creation.

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


BA Degree Program in Sculpture

Suggested training programme - Visual Arts Department

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