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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Bachelor in

Design and Art - Major in Art

This programme is centred upon contemporary aesthetics and explores the media of photography, film and computer. Under the supervision of world-famous artists, you will work in small groups and will create projects that contribute to the current debate within the arts and society.

Course description

You will work in the studios located in the faculty building: one devoted to space (for sculpture and installations); one to the visual arts (photography, videos and film), one to interaction (for performative arts/new media) and one to exhibitions (visual culture/curatorship). You will be able to experiment and create your customised study programme. You can also choose to repeat the experience of one studio twice.

The relationship between students and lecturers is very well balanced: work groups are small and supervised by three lecturers. In this programme, theory is always linked to practice. Lively and regular discussion is a guarantee for successful learning.

Courses will definetely be starting

unibz guarantees to all candidates that courses will start as planned in Fall 2020 and that no student will be left behind. The Faculties are working on a plan to ensure that teaching will continue to take place. A mixture of simultaneous online and in-presence classes will probably be the formula for the winter semester.

At a glance

Bachelor class: L-4
ECTS credits: 180
Duration of the course: 3 years
Courses will be taught in: Italian, German and English (trilingual)
Places available: 28 EU + 2 non-EU
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano
Tuition fees: € 1.348,50 per year

Structure of the course

The study programme starts with the 'Warm-up' course that introduces students to a practical approach to art. In the following terms, you will work in the studios: 'Image', 'Space', 'Interact' and 'Exhibit'. During the last term, you will then focus on the development of your final degree project based on what you have learnt in one of the four studios.

The modules on offer include the study of Art History and Aesthetics, practical courses in our studios, some modules that students can choose freely and language courses.

You will learn theories specific to various professional sectors and you will be able to apply what you learnt if you choose to continue to postgraduate study in the fields of design, curatorship or in the cultural business.

Ateliers and Workshops

The studios

In the studios, where both individual and team work is encouraged, you will be able to combine theory and practice effectively. It is here that projects become reality. They are very close to the offices of lecturers, and students often present their work there.

Our workshops

In the workshops you will find all the tools you need, traditional and state-of-the-art technology, to turn your projects into reality. Those who manage our workshops are skilled professionals who will help you and share their  experience with you.

People

Degree Course director: Prof. Roberto Gigliotti (photo)
Student Representative in the Course Council: Luisa Maria Heindl

Exchange programmes and internships

Currently we offer exchange programmes with almost 20 partner universities all over the world and we are part of a large network of collaboration with employers in Italy and abroad where you can undertake your internship. This study programme does not involve a compulsory internship.

Career opportunities

This programme provides various training options, the main of which being becoming familiar with contemporary thought and creative practices. You can specialise in photography, video-making and three-dimensional projects. This will enable you to further your studies in the fields of graphic or product design, photography and cinematography.

Well prepared and ready for the job market. On the website of AlmaLaurea you can check statistical data about graduates’ satisfaction and their employability.

go to the survey (in Italian)

Camilla Angolini

Student

Questo corso mi sta dando la possibilità ogni semestre di esplorare un aspetto artistico differente come scultura, performance, video, fotografia, pratica curatoriale, così da potermi creare una visione a tutto campo sul mondo dell’arte contemporanea. L’ambiente lavorativo è stimolante, abbiamo accesso a officine ben fornite, entriamo in contatto con professionisti e collaboriamo con altri corsi della facoltà, come quello in design. Attraverso questo bachelor ho l’opportunità di studiare sia arte sia, in parte, anche design, dandomi tempo e spazio per attività pratiche, accompagnando il tutto con approfonditi corsi teorici. unibz è un luogo dove le idee possono essere realizzate!

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Application and Admission

You can find all you need to know in order to apply and gain admission to this study programme by browsing through the information below.

Early Bird Application

Application: 02/03 - 28/04/2020 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 15 - 22/04/2020 (registration 31/03 - 07/04/2020)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 18/05/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 28/05/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 15/07 - 27/07/2020 (by noon local time)

Late Application

Application: 20/05 - 09/07/2020 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 29/06 - 03/07/2020, if necessary, also on 04/07 or 06/07 (registration 25/05 - 19/06/2020)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 29/07/2020
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 06/08/2020 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 29/07 - 06/08/2020 (by noon local time)

Preparatory courses and Freshers Days

Workshop courses (recommended): 24/08 - 04/09/2020
Intensive language courses: 07 - 25/09/2020 (Monday to Friday, 8 h/day)
Freshers Days: 28 - 29/09/2020

1st semester

Classes: 28/09 - 23/12/2020
Exams (extraordinary session): 14 - 23/12/2020
Holidays: 24/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Classes: 07/01 - 16/01/2021
Exams: 18/01 - 13/02/2021

2nd semester

Classes: 22/02 - 01/04/2021
Holidays: 02/04 - 05/04/2021
Classes: 06/04 - 12/06/2021
Exams (extraordinary session): 17 - 29/05/2021
Exams: 14/06 - 10/07/2021

Autumn session

Exams: 23/08 - 25/09/2021

The Advisory Service provides support regarding your choice of study. In many cases a simple call or a short request is enough to get the relevant information (Tel. +39 0471 012100).