|Study location||Italy, Mestre|
|Type||Bachelor's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years (180 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€1,900 per year|
|Application fee||€20 one-time
This non-refundable fee allows you to apply for admission to a maximum of three programmes of study.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Students must have attended school for at least 12 years.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
If your documents are not in English or Italian, please upload the original documentation or a verified copy of it AS WELL AS a professional translation in English or Italian. You can obtain professional translations either in your country or in Italy, and they can be issued by professional translators, a local court of law or court interpreters.
You can apply to this programme even if you have yet to obtain a language certification, but in order to complete your enrolment you will need to provide one or take a preliminary Italian language test organised either on Skype or on campus before the academic year begins.
You are exempted from needing to provide evidence of your proficiency in Italian if:
Chinese Marco Polo students can provide language certification indicating either a B1- or a B2-level knowledge of Italian. Chinese Marco Polo students enrolling with a certified B1-level knowledge of Italian must achieve a certified B2-level knowledge of the language by the end of the first year of their studies.
If you do not satisfy this requirement at the moment of enrolment, you will be assigned an Additional Learning Requirement, or ALR, in English (Obbligo Formativo Aggiuntivo – OFA) that must be satisfied by the end of your first year of study (deadline of September 30) by passing an exam. Passing the ALR exam may be necessary in order to take other exams included in your study plan.
This programme requires you to take a compulsory test to evaluate personal knowledge of mathematics, abstraction, and methodological accuracy.
For more information, please consult the website dedicated to entry requirements.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
All non-EU students (even those holding an Italian language certification and those who passed Ca’ Foscari’s Italian test) will be assigned an Additional Learning Requirement, or ALR, in Italian (Obbligo Formativo Aggiuntivo – OFA) that must be satisfied by the end of your first year of study (deadline of September 30) by passing an exam. Passing the ALR exam may be necessary in order to take other exams included in your study plan.
Do you want to become an expert in the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage?
This programme prepares you for this by teaching you how to carry out technical and scientific investigations in order to understand what causes the deterioration of artistic, architectural and archaeological artefacts, to identify the appropriate restoration methodologies and to draw up conservation plans.
During the first year, you acquire core competencies in chemistry, physics, mathematics and the history of art; in the second year, you participate in analytical and physical chemistry labs to master dexterity and gain hands-on experience by participating in restoration workshops, which continue in the third year.
Explore this programme’s study plan
This programme includes the following components:
- course work
- curricular internship
- final thesis
You can request to spend one or two semesters at a partner university through Ca’ Foscari’s exchange programmes.
Your curricular internship can be carried out either in Italy or abroad.
Graduates can find employment as experts in the diagnostics and conservation of cultural heritage at institutions specialising in cultural heritage management and conservation, as well as local agencies, companies and organisations operating in these fields.
Career opportunities can be found in the following contexts:
- Museums and galleries
- Libraries and archives
- Art conservation and restoration
- Arts administration
- Heritage management