Painting and Visual Languages


Program Description

This course is held in the Italian language.

How to work in contemporary art today? The Triennial course in Painting and Visual Languages aims to train professionals of the main so-called system of Art, by artists of every discipline to Curators, the event organizers, up to press officers and the Artistic Directors.

The course focuses on the analysis of the key trends in recent art history, but also on the study of systems of economic relations, culture and society that characterize an ever changing industry. The practical disciplines and fundamental theoretical, is accompanied, in fact, the acquisition of tools Marketing, Communication and New Media, and finally of Art Economics.

The curricular plan has three guidelines: Curatorship, Marketing & Communication and Contemporary Arts, which develops in particular the study of the elements of analysis and communication related to curating events, with specific focus on the drafting of critical texts, design and preparation exhibitions, communication and off-line, composition and realization of editorial products.

The three-year course in Painting and Visual Languages, provides a good basic training and an adequate humanistic and scientific training in the field of production, organization and communication of the visual arts. In particular the activities of the course aim to develop a sound overall knowledge of the basics of the history of art - from the modern to the contemporary - and design methodologies and communication of the visual arts, from a plant to know the historical, literary and artistic culture which is the prerequisite for all appropriate specialist examination.

The lessons aim to present the materials in terms of design and placing the system in connection with the dynamics and the new values that fuel the contemporary art market. The professional figure that emerges is that of a professional able to cover different roles within his aesthetic and social areas. Alongside the strictly artistic skills, students are encouraged to develop the ability to design and self-promotion, for ease of insertion on the market and critical awareness of their work.

The courses are structured to provide adequate theoretical and practical knowledge for professionals in the so-called Art System (artists, curators, event organizers, press officers and Artistic Directors), with specific preparation, but sufficiently elastic, which can fulfill the communication and organization of artistic materials relating to contemporary art in 'area of the various departments involved in these tasks: museum institution to private gallery, from publishing to specialized libraries, from positions of responsibility and artistic-cultural competence of local authorities to the auctioneers, the art communications.

One of the fundamental aspects of the course is its operating approach, to draw from all subjects of study a real training, flexibility to deal with the real problems concerning the various job opportunities.

Career opportunities are extensive and range from real Curator to that of coadjutor in the organization public or private museum, the organizer and planner of artistic events to press officer and public relations, the coordinator of educational activities to support artistic events to the catalogs for exhibitions compiler, the curator of libraries and video libraries specialized in art to the editor for publishing and art magazines to the qualified consultant for conducting of private art galleries.

The course also provides sufficient specific preparation for the start of self-employment relative to the areas mentioned above. During the three years the students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of laboratory projects and enter into direct contact with the artists and professionals of the art system. In addition, they participate in a series of interdisciplinary activities through lectures, workshops, seminars and exhibitions in order to produce meaningful patterns in contemporary art.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Universally acknowledged for its great quality in manufacturing textiles – especially silk — this lakefront city was the epicentre of last century artistic and architectural avantgardes. A cultural in ... Read More

Universally acknowledged for its great quality in manufacturing textiles – especially silk — this lakefront city was the epicentre of last century artistic and architectural avantgardes. A cultural institution that is the pride of this city and one of Italy finest schools of restoration, the Galli Academy joined the IED Group in 2009. Read less