|Study location||Italy, Venice|
|Type||Master's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€2,100 per year|
|Application fee||€10 one-time
This non-refundable fee allows you to apply for admission to a maximum of three programmes of study.
Bachelor's diploma (or higher)
A minimum three-year undergraduate degree is required.
Admission to this master’s degree programme is subject to your possession of specific minimum curricular requirements. A Teaching Committee will evaluate your undergraduate transcript of records to determine if you possess the necessary background knowledge to be admitted. Please check this programme’s minimum curricular requirements to find out if you could be a suitable candidate.
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.
Please note: Ca’ Foscari University does not conduct any test to assess your knowledge of English as part of the application procedure.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Since the conservation of artistic heritage requires a well-rounded education involving an in-depth knowledge of artistic phenomena, this programme provides you with a thorough familiarity with the history of art and artistic techniques from the Middle Ages to the modern day while enabling you to choose a specialisation based on your own personal interests.
Educational activities, often taking the form of interactive seminars, equip you to carry out rich analyses of focused aspects of the history of art.
The programme also gives you the opportunity to discover and gain experience in important cultural institutions through internships. And thanks to the skills the programme provides, you will be able to assume positions of responsibility in cultural heritage studies, conservation and management contexts, as well as in cataloguing, cultural event/exhibition organisation and the design of cultural and educational activities.
This programme offers 3 curricula, or study paths, from which to choose:
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 are equipped to assume managerial positions at public and private institutions involved in the study, classification, safeguarding, conservation, enhancement and management of historical artistic heritage.
Possible career opportunities include:
• Museum curator
We will reopen the platform on 7 December 2021 to begin accepting applications for admission in September 2022!