Art Criticism and Curatorial Practise 
New Minor a.y. 2020/2021

What is a Minor

A Minor is a non-divisible, themed multidisciplinary path, composed of three modules of 6 ECTS each, that gives you the possibility of widening your main study field, enhancing your academic career and enriching your curriculum vitae through crosscutting competencies, strengthening your education or your professional activity.

Passing the three Minor exams, you will get a certification and an Open badge. The obtained ECTS may be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course once passed: please check on the website the recipients and how to enrol.

Contacts

Educational Programmes Office
 minor@unive.it

Objectives and contents

The Minor aims to trace the foundations of art history, from the late Middle Ages to the modern day, analysing the main artistic techniques and art materials, in order to identify changes in visual culture, also considering how much the vision systems change - from the perspective to the structures of the installations in the environment. The course will also focus on issues of conservation and restoration.

Through the consideration of artistic literature and engaging the students in participatory learning processes, the course will also examine closely how critical interpretations and curatorial history have been practised from the Renaissance to the present day: from the birth of connoisseurship to the role of exhibition curator intended in its broadest sense, both within the museum and as independent agents or within organisations of cultural services and exhibition promotion.

Language

This Minor is taught in Italian.

Modules of the Minor

Academic year 2020/2021

Curriculum PERCORSO COMUNE (Students enrolled till 2020)

Course Subdiv. Period University credits Professor
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ART HISTORY [NU004A] Summer course 6 MARINELLI Sergio
VISUAL ARTS MATERIALS [NU004B] Summer course 6
ART CRITICISM AND CURATORIAL PRACTISE [NU004C] Summer course 6

Recipients and credits recognition

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate and postgraduate students.

It is possible to enrol as an external user, with a charge of 496 euros (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp), reduced to 336 euros (320 euros + 16 euros duty stamp) if you are enrolled in another university.

If you are a Ca’ Foscari undergraduate student, this Minor can be recognised in the elective course section of your Bachelor’s degree with the following exceptions: undergraduate students enrolled to Literature, History, Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts Management, Philosophy,  PISE and  Sciences of Society and Social Service programmes (all the undergraduate programmes of the humanities area).

Enrolment, attendance and exams

Enrolment procedure will be available from May 3rd to July 6th 2021. There is not a maximum number of participants.

The enrolment procedures depend on the type of user: Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students, Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students or external users.

Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students. Before enrolling you must have finalised your enrolment to your Bachelor’s Degree course, otherwise you will be charged a 480 euros fee.

You can enrol to the Minor in the academic year you prefer: during the first, the second or the third.

You must enrol to the complete Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed, you will receive the separate certification and an Open Badge, and the ECTS obtained may be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course (please, check the “Recipients and credits” section).

In order to attend the three modules, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol to the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed but the credits of the Minor will not be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course.

Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students, but it cannot be recognised in the elective course section of your Master's degree.

Before enrolling to the Minor, you must have finalised your enrolment to your Master’s Degree course, otherwise you will be charged a 480 euros fee.

You must enrol on the Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed, you will get the certification and the Open Badge.

In order to attend, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol to the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed, but neither the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.

External users

External users, not enrolled to Ca' Foscari undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, can enrol to the Minor with a charge of 496 euros (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp).

If you are a student in another university, the fee is reduced to 336 euros (320 euros + 16 euros duty stamp). At the end of the enrolment process, stop before you make the payment and click on this link in order to get in touch with the Enrolment unit. Ca' Foscari staff will contact you to explain how to get the reduction on the enrolment fee.

You must enrol on the Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed the three exams, you will be entitle to receive the certification and an Open Badge.

In order to attend, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol on the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and to take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed, but neither the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.