Bachelor’s in General Arts (taught in Italian)


Program Description


  • Knowledge of the methodology and the history of linguistic, philological and literary studies
  • Knowledge of the literature, linguistics, history, geography, and arts of ancient times, the Middle Ages and present times
  • Written and spoken fluency in at least one EU language
  • The acquisition of the main computer skills.

Career Opportunities

  • Professional activities and teaching in public and private enterprises
  • Employment in journalism and publishing
  • Jobs in institutions organizing cultural activities or operating in the field of preservation and exploitation of the cultural heritage.


  • European Literature
  • Fashion, Arts, Visual Cultures
  • Fine Arts, Media, and Visual Cultures
  • History
  • Philology and Education

Entry Tests

There is no selection test for enrolment in the course, but there is a test to ascertain the student's initial level of competences.

Students enrolled in the first year of the Degree Course in General Arts are required to have reached a level of proficiency in Italian Language and Literature, History and General Knowledge.

Each year, entry tests are held in September.

Services for the Degree Course


Admission to Italian Universities is possible only if the student holds a Diploma di Maturità ("A" Levels/Higher School Certificate) gained after 5 years at a high school.

Online self-tests

Evaluation tests are freely available on line on the University Website for the following foreign languages: French, English, Spanish and German, as well as tests for Latin. Passing these tests ensures that students have the minimum linguistic competences required to then take the Foreign Language Tests attesting to their knowledge of the language and follow the lessons on Latin Language and Literature which are part of their Study Plan.

Bridging courses

The Department of Letters and Philosophy offers students a preparatory course in the Latin Language to help students with no previous specific background in the language to reach the necessary level of linguistic knowledge. It offers elementary Latin and is aimed at students who have never studied the language. The 60-hour course involves four hours of lessons every day. Students with a basic knowledge of the language but who during their high school education did not reach the level of competence required by the university may also attend the Latin preparatory course. Before deciding to enroll in the Course, students should take the relevant on-line self-test.


The Department offers a tutoring service involving teaching staff, tutors and fellow students. The aim is to assist and advise students in their studies. In particular, help is given to newly-enrolled students in the weeks just before lessons start and assistance is given as regards transfers from vecchio ordinamento to nuovo ordinamento, and from other universities or other degree courses. Advice is also given as regards the student's choice of specialization and his study and training projects.


Various opportunities are offered which are linked to the student's training and thesis topic. These are the result of collaboration between the University and host companies or public bodies, both of which aim to identify the trainee's objectives, plan the activities to be undertaken by the trainee (backed up and supervised by the university teaching staff and tutors) and outline the result.

International relations

The Department has implemented collaboration and international exchanges with the Universities of Barcelona, Perpignan, Geneva, Leeds, Paris (Paris XII – Val de Marne) ...

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About the School

The University of Bergamo is located in Lombardia, a region in Northern Italy with more than 10 millions inhabitants and one of the regions with the highest GDP pro capita in Europe.

The University of Bergamo is located in Lombardia, a region in Northern Italy with more than 10 millions inhabitants and one of the regions with the highest GDP pro capita in Europe. Read less