Science of Cultural Property
The Cultural Heritage Studies degree programme offers broad, sufficient training in concepts relating to Cultural Heritage. On the strength of their advanced knowledge and competences, graduates are equipped to pursue careers in the following fields:
- research, cataloguing, conservation, protection, the optimisation and protection of cultural heritage, particularly the history of art, from the medieval period to modern day;
- artistic heritage research, conservation and protection methodologies, through training of a humanistic-historical nature;
- the protection and conservation of archaeological heritage, through training of a humanistic and historic nature which involves the use of cutting-edge investigative techniques, including computing methods;
- archival and library heritage, through targeted training of a humanistic and historic nature also involving the use of telematics and computer tools;
- theatre, live performance, cinema and music.
Training in the field of cultural heritage equips graduates to pursue the following professional roles:
- archival, library, gallery, museum and theatre assistants and technicians;
- tourist entertainers, guides and other such roles;
- instructors and advisers in the field of cultural heritage management;
- experts in broadcasting, cinema and theatre production;
- tutors, vocational instructors and other such roles.
Application and admission
An initial test to verify the students’ preparation is carried out through the TOLC-SU, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it and must be taken before enrolment.
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
Students who do not pass the entrance examination on basic general knowledge, comprehension, logic and mathematics, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme Structure.
OFA: English language
Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.
Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
The Cultural Heritage Studies Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes have a specific Erasmus+ call for applications, providing mobility opportunities in over twenty universities in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and Portugal, as well as Northern and Eastern European institutions where courses are taught in English. The agreements with our partners cover all the study areas of the Cultural Heritage Studies degree programmes. Available subject areas: Archaeology, Art History, Theatre and Film, Music and Musicology.
For each subject area and location, you can spend 3 to 10 months abroad, attending courses and taking exams that will be recognized as an integral part of the degree programme. You can also combine this activity with research for the preparation of your Bachelor's or 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 information to be included in the Learning Agreement is collected in specific datasheets published annually on the Erasmus pages of the Department's website.
If you are and incoming Erasmus student, you can attend all classes in Italian. You can also agree with individual teachers on a programme partially or completely in English.
Moreover, we have teaching-staff exchange agreements with many partner universities, including visiting professor programmes for our teachers abroad and for foreign colleagues at our institution, within the Department's programmes.
Recommended, not mandatory