History and Criticism of Art

Portico interno: particolare
Master programme
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-89 - Storia dell'arte (EN)
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

Graduates from the master degree programme in History and Criticism of Art possess a sound understanding and awareness of the history of art, from the period of Late Antiquity to the current day.

This is complemented by an awareness and comprehension of the transmission, reception and use of both figurative ‘texts’ in relation to the diverse spheres in which the arts find expression (architecture, painting, sculpture, applied arts) and of artistic literature in the widest sense of the term.

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On the strength of their advanced knowledge and competences, History and Criticism of Art graduates are equipped to pursue careers:

  • in the University sphere, through the pursuit of further scientific research and specialist teaching
  • in institutions such as museums, Government offices, foundations, art galleries, documentation centres, archives, libraries
  • in the provision of specialist consulting services for companies and operators in the cultural and publishing industry and in the diffusion of historic and artistic heritage awareness.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

The following students shall be admitted to the programme:

1) Bachelor's degree graduates in:

  • L-01 (ex 13) Cultural Heritage
  • L-10 (ex 5) Humanities 
  • L-42 (ex 38) History 

from the University of Milan who have earned at least 27 credits in: 
L-ANT/08 - Christian and medieval archaeology; L-ART/01 - History of medieval art; L-ART/02 - History of modern art; L-ART/03 - History of contemporary art; L-ART/04 - Museology, art and restoration criticism.
If you meet the above requirements, you can apply for admission according to the terms and procedures published on the University web portal
 www.unimi.it every year upon the opening of admission procedures.

The above requirements will be ascertained by a special commission through the online procedure, and you will receive confirmation through the same procedure. Therefore, there will be no admission interview.

2) The following graduates, subject to curriculum requirements, to be assessed in the admission interview:

2) a Bachelor's degree graduates in:

  • L-05 (ex 29) Philosophy,
  • L-06 (ex 30) Geography,
  • L-11 (ex 11) Modern languages and civilizations,
  • L-20 (ex 14) Communication
  • from the University of Milan, and Bachelor's degree graduates in:
  • L-01 (ex 13) Cultural Heritage 
  • L-05 (ex 29) Philosophy, 
  • L-06 (ex 30) Geography, 
  • L-10 (ex 5) Humanities, 
  • L-11 (ex 11) Modern languages and civilizations, 
  • L-20 (ex 14) Communication, 
  • L-42 (ex 38) History 

from other universities who have earned at least 60 credits in the following academic fields:

  • at least 9 FCUs in L-FIL-LET/10 - Italian literature;
  • at least 9 FCUs in M-STO/01 - Medieval history; M-STO/02 - Modern history; M-STO/04 - Contemporary history;
  • at least 27 FCUs in L-ANT/08 - Christian and medieval archaeology; L-ART/01 - History of medieval art; L-ART/02 - History of modern art; L-ART/03 - History of contemporary art; L-ART/04 - Museology, art and restoration criticism;
  • at least 15 FCUs in BIO/08 - Anthropology; CHIM/02 - Physical chemistry; FIS/07 - Applied physics; GEO/01 - Paleontology and paleoecology; ICAR/15 - Landscape architecture; ICAR/18 - History of architecture; INF/01 - Informatics; IUS/10 - Administrative law; L-ANT/02 - Greek history; L-ANT/03 - Roman history; L-ANT/04 - Numismatics; L-ANT/07 - Classical archaeology; L-ANT/08 - Christian and medieval archaeology; L-ART/01 - History of medieval art; L-ART/02 - History of modern art; L-ART/03 - History of contemporary art; L-ART/04 - Museology, art and restoration criticism; L-ART/05 - Performing arts; L-ART/06 - Cinema, photography and television; L-ART/07 - Musicology and history of music; L-ART/08 - Ethnomusicology; L-FIL-LET/02 - Greek language and literature; L-FIL-LET/04 - Latin language and literature; L-FIL-LET/07 - Byzantine civilization; L-FIL-LET/08 - Latin medieval and humanistic literature; L-FIL-LET/11 - Contemporary Italian literature; L-LIN/01 - Glottology and linguistics; M-FIL/04 - Aesthetics; M-FIL/06 - History of philosophy; M-GGR/01 - Geography; M-STO/06 - History of religions; M-STO/08 - Archival studies, bibliography and librarianship; SPS/08 - Sociology of culture and communication.


2 b) Graduates in other Bachelor's degree programmes, who have earned at least 90 credits in the following academic fields:

  • at least 9 FCUs in L-FIL-LET/10 - Italian literature;
  • at least 9 FCUs in M-STO/01 - Medieval history; M-STO/02 - Modern history; M-STO/04 - Contemporary history;
  • at least 27 FCUs in L-ANT/08 - Christian and medieval archaeology; L-ART/01 - History of medieval art; L-ART/02 - History of modern art; L-ART/03 - History of contemporary art; L-ART/04 - Museology, art and restoration criticism;
  • at least 27 FCUs in ICAR/15 - Landscape architecture; ICAR/18 - History of architecture; L-ANT/08 - Christian and medieval archaeology; L-ART/01 - History of medieval art; L-ART/02 - History of modern art; L-ART/03 - History of contemporary art; L-ART/04 - Museology, art and restoration criticism; L-ART/05 - Performing arts; L-ART/06 - Cinema, photography and television; L-ART/07 - Musicology and history of music; L-ART/08 - Ethnomusicology;
  • at least 18 FCUs in BIO/08 - Anthropology; CHIM/02 - Physical chemistry; FIS/07 - Applied physics; GEO/01 - Paleontology and paleoecology; INF/01 - Informatics; IUS/10 - Administrative law; L-ANT/02 - Greek history; L-ANT/03 - Roman history; L-ANT/04 - Numismatics; L-ANT/07 - Classical Archeology; L-FIL-LET/02 - Greek language and literature; L-FIL-LET/04 - Latin language and literature; L-FIL-LET/07 - Byzantine civilization; L-FIL-LET/08 - Latin medieval and humanistic literature; L-FIL-LET/11 - Contemporary Italian literature; L-LIN/01 - Glottology and linguistics; M-FIL/04 - Aesthetics; M-FIL/06 - History of philosophy; M-GGR/01 - Geography; M-STO/06 - History of religions; M-STO/08 - Archival studies, bibliography and librarianship; SPS/08 - Sociology of culture and communication.


2 c) Master's degree graduates with sufficient basic knowledge of History, History of Italian literature and History of art, based on their previous university studies curriculum.

English Language
 
To enrol on the Master's Degree Programme in History and criticism of art, you must have at least a B1 level in English as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

In order to be admitted, you shall take the English language placement test on the date that will be indicated during admission procedures.

Candidates who meet the requirements listed in point 2 will undergo individual interviews to check that they have earned all the credits required for admission to the Master's Degree Programme. The interviews will be held on the dates published on the University website and on the Faculty of Humanities website.

In order to take the interview, candidates shall apply for admission according to the terms and procedures published on the University web portal  www.unimi.it every year upon the opening of admission procedures.

3) Graduates who obtained their degree abroad, provided that they have sufficient basic knowledge of the History of art, based on their previous university studies curriculum, and at least a B1 level in English as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), as well as an adequate command of the Italian language. All students who have obtained their degree abroad shall take an Italian language test administered by the University Language Service (Slam) immediately after enrolment, to formally prove that they can master the specialist vocabulary required by the Degree Programme. Anyone with a knowledge of Italian lower than B2 as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) shall attend a workshop of Italian as a foreign language (B2) and pass the relevant final exam before applying for the degree thesis and completing the programme.
Candidates holding a foreign degree shall apply for admission to the Master's Degree Programme in History and criticism of art according to the terms and procedures published on the University web portal
www.unimi.it every year upon the opening of admission procedures for international students.

Admission requirements will be checked by a special commission, and candidates will be notified of the outcome of the assessment through the online procedure. Therefore, students with a foreign degree are normally not required to take an admission interview, unless the commission deems it appropriate. In this case, you could also have an online interview.

The degree programme provides its students with specific Erasmus+ opportunities at European universities in France, the United Kingdom, Germany,
Spain, plus a university in the Czech Republic where courses are taught in English. Available locations: Université de Paris Sorbonne - Paris IV - UFR Histoire de l'Art; Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tubingen - Kunsthistorisches Institut; Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main; Philipps-Universität Marburg; Technische Universität Dresden; Universität Karlsruhe; Universita Palackeho v Olomouci; Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.
For each location, Erasmus outgoing students have options ranging from 3 to 10 months, during which they can follow courses and take exams that will be recognized as an integral part of the degree programme. They can also combine this activity with research for the preparation of their master's thesis, which will count towards the number of credits covered by the Erasmus scholarship.
All educational activities included in the programme are presented by the Erasmus manager in a special informative meeting every year. The educational information to be included in the Learning Agreement is collected in specific datasheets published annually on the Erasmus pages of the department's website.

Incoming Erasmus students can attend all classes in Italian. If they wish, they can agree with individual teachers on a programme partially or completely in English.

Moreover, teaching staff exchange agreements are in place with many partner universities, including visiting professor programmes for our teachers abroad and for foreign colleagues at our institution, within the Cultural and Environmental Heritage programmes.

Course attendance not mandatory

Courses list

Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
z - Lo studente ha inoltre a disposizione:
- 9 crediti, da destinare ad altri insegnamenti a libera scelta tra quelli dall'Università degli studi di Milano, ovvero a biennalizzazioni, da concordare col docente, di insegnamenti già seguiti nel corso di laurea triennale
- 3 crediti da destinare a un laboratorio attivato presso il corso di laurea o tirocinio o stage in materie attinenti alla storia dell'arte.



Entro la fine del primo anno accademico lo studente deve concordare l'argomento della propria tesi di laurea magistrale con il docente di una disciplina qualificante del corso di laurea. Acquisiti, nel rispetto delle presenti norme regolamentari, i necessari 90 crediti formativi, lo studente è ammesso a sostenere la prova finale per il conseguimento del titolo di studio di dottore magistrale.
a - 9 CFU in
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
History of medieval art (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester
Iconografia medievale 9 60 Italian Second semester
b - 9 CFU in
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
History of modern art (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester
c - 9 CFU in una delle seguenti discipline
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Sources, models and languages of contemporary art 9 60 Italian First semester
Artistic production and industrial society 9 60 Italian Second semester
d - 9 CFU in una delle seguenti discipline (purché non già sostenuta in uno dei gruppi precedenti)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
History of medieval art (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester
Sources, models and languages of contemporary art 9 60 Italian First semester
Artistic production and industrial society 9 60 Italian Second semester
History of artistic literature - second cycle 9 60 Italian Second semester
Iconografia medievale 9 60 Italian Second semester
Musem Studies and History of Collections 9 60 Italian Second semester
f - 9 CFU in una delle seguenti discipline (purché non già scelta in uno dei gruppi precedenti)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
History of artistic literature - second cycle 9 60 Italian Second semester
Musem Studies and History of Collections 9 60 Italian Second semester
e - 6 CFU in una delle seguenti discipline
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Roman Archaeology LM 9 60 Italian First semester
Greek Archaeology LM 9 60 Italian Second semester
History of architecture 9 60 Italian Second semester
g - 6 CFU in una delle seguenti discipline
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian First semester
Greek literature 9 60 Italian First semester
Italian philology 9 60 Italian First semester
Latin language 6 40 Italian First semester
Latin literature 9 60 Italian First semester
Medieval history 9 60 Italian First semester
Humanistic philology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Italian contemporary literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Literary communication in Twentieth-century Italy 9 60 Italian Second semester
Medieval Latin literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Modern history 9 60 Italian Second semester
Romance philology 9 60 Italian Second semester
h - 18 CFU (9+9) in due delle seguenti discipline (purché non già scelte in un gruppo precedente)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Social History of Art 9 60 Italian First semester
Artistic production and industrial society 9 60 Italian Second semester
History of architecture 9 60 Italian Second semester
History of Photography 9 60 Italian Second semester
Iconografia medievale 9 60 Italian Second semester
Musem Studies and History of Collections 9 60 Italian Second semester
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Final exam 30 0 Italian Undefined
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

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