Erasmus Policy Statement

Erasmus Policy Statement

RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts, is a multidisciplinary and international educational center, legally recognized by the Ministry of University and Research. It belongs to the Art Higher Education system and offers effective and innovative Bachelor and Master of Arts programs in the fields of Art, Design, Communication and Media. These programs reflect the new artistic and cultural scene, and ensure that students receive both a theoretical and a methodologicalpractical preparation that is always up-to-date. With an attentive look at the job market, the programs provide a high level preparation and a promising and concrete job opportunities.

RUFA has participated in the Erasmus program through the KA103 since 2011, and in the KA107 since 2018.

Participating in the Erasmus program is part of the strategic plan for the internationalization of the Academy, aiming to create international collaborations with Institutions that offer educational programs in the fields of Art, Design, Communication and Media. These collaborations will support interactions, intercultural exchanges, and the training of students through the dissemination and learning of the contemporary art practice. For RUFA the Erasmus+ Program represents a fundamental aspect of the Institution’s internationalization process, thanks to which students and staff are given greater opportunities for both their personal and professional growth.

RUFA has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education since 2010, and has established with a considerable number of Institutions productive exchanges of students, lecturers and administrative staff. By doing so it has enriched both the quality of the Academy and the education of students. Students can experience another culture and expand their knowledge, while benefitting from new teaching methods and exchanging art experiences with other students abroad. They also have the opportunity to mature and to broaden their artistic views, by comparing them with the European ones and those of the international art scene.

RUFA believes that it is also through internationalization the quality of its programs will be aligned with the European standards. In fact, promoting international cultural cooperation, modernization, research and mobility of students and staff is a priority of the policies pursued by our Institution. An Institution that is characterized by a dynamic and stimulating environment.

Participating in the Erasmus + Program encourages the sharing of educational and project experiences by creating collaborations and networks for international activities(such as competitions and exhibitions, joint projects) organized with European and non-European Partner Institutions.

The Program promotes multiculturalism, a greater capacity for integration and a sense of belonging to the European society, the deepening and development of artistic and technical skills, greater awareness, independence and confidence in interpersonal relationships, and entering the job market more easily.

Rome is home to the main national museums and important international art and cultural institutions. The historical, artistic and cultural heritage of the city of Rome, from the ancient times to the latest expressions of contemporary art, offers international students and lecturers the possibility of a profitable experience. Given centrality of Rome, it is also a space for intercultural dialogue. In recent years, the cultural offer of the capital has been enriched by a wide range of multifaceted and very high quality events and festivals. These events are attended by a young audience and professionals and are characterized by their focus on the new generation trends in the fields of art, design, digital and multimedia. Combining art, culture, territory and attention to society together is a characteristic of the projects organized by RUFA and in which RUFA participates, in synergy and in partnership with the above mentioned institutions, by actively involving students and lecturers.

Learning two other languages, in addition to the mother tongue, represents a standard to be pursued in quality university education, since it creates further job opportunities for students. The integration policy and the rejection of any discrimination are among the essential principles that inspire RUFA. RUFA guarantees inclusion, equal opportunities and transparency for all incoming and outgoing students and lecturers, also to those with disadvantaged conditions.

RUFA guarantees equal conditions for all students in terms of accessibility to services, with specific attention to students with disabilities or specific learning disabilities, also in terms of personalization of the services. RUFA offers the possibility to participate in all activities to its members, regardless of gender, race, political ideas, religious affiliation and social background.