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DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS and HISTORY OF ART

DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS and HISTORY OF ART

This department trains professionals in the fields of artistic creation and the language of the visual arts. The program develops the student's specific skills in visual arts both on practical and critical theory levels. The activities focus particularly on developing and enhancing the student’s works both in their methodological and conceptual dimension and in the operative dimension.
Particular attention is given to in-depth knowledge of the theory, materials and technological equipment of art, with the relative contaminations in Africa and in the world. Students are educated to look and perceive, to explore and critique new conceptual and plastic territories and to experiment. They are also led to propose new codes of artistic expression that are the object of creative, philosophical, psychological, sociological, anthropological, economic, political, heritage, etc. issues.
With the practical and theoretical courses in art theory and practice, students in this department acquire both a mastery of the technical means of artistic expression based on drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, etc. and a perfect knowledge of the methods of critical analysis, interpretation and valorisation of works of art.
In the first three years of the Professional Degree, the teaching units are as follows:

FIRST YEAR
First semester Second semester
Course Credit Course Credit
Introduction to the history of Art and Design 3 Artistic creation and language of visual forms in Africa 3
Technology and type of materials 3 History of Modern Art 3
Introduction to aesthetics and philosophy of Art 3 Introduction to Photography 4
Artistic anatomy 5 Introduction to Design: product-environment-space 5
Basic computing: Adobe Photoshop-Illustrator-InDesign 5 Introduction to Illustration 5
Introduction to the Design of colours 5 Plastic Arts and introduction to CAD 5
Italian/English 1 2 Geometrical Design 5

SECOND YEAR
First semester Second semester
Course Credit Course Credit
Expressions of drawing, painting and sculpture 1 4 Knowledge of world art 4
Technology of materials 3 Professional internship 4
Colour theory and conception 3 Practice of digital Arts 1 4
Italian/English 2 2 Geometrical drawing 3
Aesthetics and philosophy of Art 1 3 Theories and methodology of art history 1 3
Artistic anatomy 3 Artistic creation and language of visual forms in Africa 2 3
Basic computer science 3 Territorial analysis and project Design 1 5
History of Modern Occidental Art 3
Methodology and issues of artistic creations 3
History of Arts in Africa 1 3

THIRD YEAR
First semester Second semester
Course Credit Course Credit
Expressions of drawing, painting and sculpture 2 4 Copyright 3
Knowledge of world art 2 3 Marketing and management 3
Critique and writing on Art 3 History and techniques of exhibitions 5
Practice of digital Arts 2 4 General museology questions 3
Anthropology of Art 3 Territorial analysis and project Design 2 5
Théories et méthodologie de l’histoire de l’art 2 3
Artistic creation and Design in Africa 2 3
History and theory of new media 3
History of Arts in Africa 2 3
Italian/English 3 2 Thesis 6