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A Master’s program to create manifestations of culture.
The development of our economies increasingly depends on a series of targeted investments that make the arts and culture sector the pivot of the future economies of our cities. In this scenario, the role of a curator is increasingly in demand in the creative industry, a particularly dynamic and constantly developing sector.
The Master in Art Curating and Management aims to train professionals to work in the contemporary cultural and art system, at national and international level, and in different roles: independent curators, art critics and journalists, contemporary art museum supervisors in research offices and archives, art foundation consultants, gallery assistants and gallery managers, advisors for auction houses and collectors, coordinators and curators of art archives, organizers of contemporary art festivals and exhibitions.
The Master’s program is therefore a laboratory in which students acquire the knowledge and expertise necessary to undertake professional work in the world of contemporary art and culture. The study of the languages of art intersect with the critical discussion of ecology, feminism, postcolonial and queer studies, while the analysis and experimentation of curatorial approaches and new exhibition concepts is inextricably linked to the new models of social spaces and urban commons. Similarly, art management focuses on the analysis of state-of-the-art case studies, on the operational aspects of business planning, fund-raising, and marketing, while cultural and environmental management develops practical projects related to the world of events and festivals where landscape and nature is considered in their aesthetic meaning. The Master’s program includes an intensive workshop on creative and scientific writing for the arts.
The Master in Art Curating and Management has many partners who can host students for a 250-hour curricular placement, including Ashtart Consultancy, Associazione Appartengo ETS, Associazione Culturale Integrare, Contemporary Cluster, Editoriale Dets – Inside Art, Exibart, Fondazione Filiberto e Bianca Menna, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Icompany, ILI Editore, Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione – Ministero della Cultura, Lazio Innova, Macro, Maxxi, PalaExpo, Palazzo Velli Expo, Paper Room – Yogurt Magazine, Tower – Biennale di Todi, TWM Factory, ViaFarini.
Lessons start in January and include mandatory attendance until December, including 250 hours of internship.
Ministerial authorisation required from A.Y. 2022/23. The study plan may be subject to change.
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MASTER’S DEGREE IN ART CURATING AND MANAGEMENT
Contemporary Art Languages and Art Criticism
History, theories and critical and curatorial practices for contemporary art, through the study of the interrelationships between different contemporary arts and contemporary social and cultural phenomena, with particular reference to issues related to technological innovation processes.
Museography and new exhibition concepts
Methodology and techniques of exhibition design for museums, galleries, and temporary shows, which entail the exploration of innovative concepts, in the development of exhibition paths, in the display of artworks and in the service design also thanks to the application of new technologies.
Art Communication: media and methods
Methods and tools of cultural marketing and creative communication for contemporary art: verbal and audiovisual. Practical writing workshop: specialized publications, critical essays, journalistic articles, biographical notes, captions, advertising and branded content for social media.
Analysis of the evolution of the contemporary art market. Methods and techniques of project management. Planning, budgeting and organization of art exhibitions and cultural events. Fundraising and crowdfunding.
Cultural and environmental heritage
Cultural heritage management, including landscape as an aesthetic and cultural phenomenon, through the creation and organization of experiences and events for cultural institutions, and independent festivals.
In order to access the RUFA first-level Academic Masters programmes, a three-year academic diploma (new system), four-year academic diploma (old system), university degree, or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable by the Academy in compliance with international agreements, is required.
The Master in Art Curating and Management prefers knowledge and training in the area of visual arts, artistic and cultural heritage or in the humanities and liberal arts area.
Enrolment in Master’s programs is on the basis of an admission assessment, which aims to understand the candidate’s potential and verify their commitment to undertake the chosen Master’s program. Candidates must submit their Curriculum Vitae, a 500-word personal statement and the certificate of English language proficiency (min. B2). The admission assessment consists of an interview with our academic staff discussing the applicant’s portfolio, experience, projects, and any works and documents that may be relevant for admission purposes. The interview may also be held online.
Applications may be sent throughout the year and the admission test may be held at different times depending on when the application is sent. In order to be admitted to the academic Master’s programme starting in January of the following year, applications must be sent no later than 30 October 2022. The admission test will be held shortly after receipt, while applications sent close to the deadline will be assessed no later than 18 November 2022.
Online application for admission
Photocopy of identity document and tax code
Original academic qualification or self-certification – Download Template
Receipt of payment of the admission fee of € 100.00
Online application form
Two passport photos
Receipt of payment of the enrolment fee of € 800.00
Language certification or documentation proving knowledge of the English language, B2 level, for all students
For non-EU students: study visa/residence permit required to attend academic programs
For foreign students or Italian students who obtained their qualifications abroad: declaration of value, request in the country of origin, or certificates of verification and comparability issuedby CIMEA.
For further info please contact the Orientation office.
|Italian Students||International Students|
|€ 11.800,00*||€ 13.800,00*|
*The admission test fee of € 100.00 is excluded from the costs.
€ 800.00 Annual enrolment fee to be paid upon enrolment each year, directly at the secretary’s office or by bank transfer addressed to Rome University of Fine Arts S.r.l. IBAN: IT29D0306905048100000012207, BIC CODE (Swift): BCITITMM, entering your name and surname as the reason for payment, or by cheque, or directly on site in cash. The remaining part of the annual tuition fee and educational contribution can be paid, using the PagoPA payment system, with slips available in the “Payments” section of the student’s personal area, in:
• one-off payment by the 31 st of January 2023, with a 5% reduction on the fees;
• 3 payments (31 st of January, 28 th of February, 31 st of March);
• 4 payments (31 st of January, 31 st of March, 31 st of May, 31 st of July);
• 6 payments (31 st of January, 28 th of February, 31 st of March, 30 th of April, 31 st of May, 30 st of June);
• 12 payments using 0% interest financing. (The last pay slip or tax return is required, as well as a photocopy of the guarantor’s ID and tax code).
€ 800.00 Annual enrolment fee to be paid upon enrolment each year directly at the secretary’s office or by bank transfer addressed to Rome University of Fine Arts S.r.l. IBAN: IT29D0306905048100000012207, BIC CODE (Swift): BCITITMM, entering your name and surname as the reason for payment, or by credit card on rufa.flywire.com.
The remaining part of the annual tuition fee and educational contribution must be paid no later than the 10 th of December 2022, with slip available in the “Payments” section of the student’s personal area.
If the international student chooses to pay the remaining part of the annual tuition fee and educational contribution by the 31st of August 2022, he/she will be entitled to a reduction of 15%; or if he/she chooses to pay by the 30th of October 2022, he/she will be entitled to a reduction of 10%.
*Early Bird cannot be combined with scholarships and/or with other economic support.
For the academic year 2022/2023, RUFA is offering n. 2 scholarships to Italian and international students enrolling in the Academic Master’s programs in Art Curating and Management.
For each Academic master RUFA offers 2 scholarships, one of 50% and one of 30% of the attendance fee, which will be directly deducted from the tuition fee. For the Masters the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic and artistic merit subject to the evaluation of the requested documents and the admission interview. A panel composed of 3 lecturers will evaluate the candidates for the scholarship considering the strength and consistency of the academic profile, the examination of the thesis, portfolio, projects shared by the applicant and on the overall outcome of the interview.
RUFA strongly believes it is vital to provide visible pathways of access across our programs to those in financial hardship and those from a diverse range of backgrounds:
• “zero interest financing” 12-month payment;
• “per merito” student loan does not require any guarantee for students in good standing with the chosen study course
• exemption of € 2,000.00 students with > 66% disability;
• 5% reduction by paying in one installament by 31st January 2023;
• 10% reduction for enrolled brothers and sisters;
• 15% reduction for RUFA graduates.