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Art education for museums

Museum cultural operator, communication officer, museum assistant, collaborator for exhibition events, museum educator

Characteristics of the course of study

Conceiving and creating educational paths, but also conducting guided tours, drawing up technical data sheets, using IT tools for the creation of multimedia content.
The three-year course in Didactics of art (Art education) for museums wants to provide students with both the fundamental historical and cultural skills to fully understand the nature, dynamics and perspectives within which to develop new projects, and those necessary to operate concretely in the museum environment. The student will therefore be trained on the one hand to concretely design exhibition itineraries and exhibitions, knowing how to communicate also through multimedia tools and social communication, which is fundamental for the dissemination of knowledge of these initiatives. Through the learning of specific communication techniques, together with the specific exercise linked to the use of appropriate languages, at the end of the course, the student will be able to personally conduct guided tours and to create educational courses aimed at different types of users and at different age groups. For this reason the course has a strong pedagogical imprint in depth from a theoretical and practical point of view.

I Year

  • Cultural anthropology (6 CFA)
  • Cultural and environmental goods (6 CFA)
  • Communication and enhancement of museum collections (8 CFA)
  • Museum Teaching I (6 CFA)
  • Fundamentals of computer science (4 CFA)
  • English (4 CFA)
  • Museology and use of exhibition systems I (6 CFA)
  • Art pedagogy and didactics I (6 CFA)
  • History of ancient art (6 CFA)
  • Medieval Art History (6 CFA)
  • Workshop - Museum staging (2 CFA)

II Year

  • Museum Education II (4 CFA)
  • Elements of iconology and iconography (4 CFA)
  • Ergonomics of exhibitions (6 CFA)
  • Advanced English (4 CFA)
  • Multimediality for cultural heritage I (5 CFA)
  • Art pedagogy and didactics II (4 CFA)
  • Multimedia programming I (5 CFA)
  • Art semiotics (6 CFA)
  • History of modern art (6 CFA)
  • Theory of perception and psychology of the form (4 CFA)
  • Theories of landscape (6 CFA)
  • Work placement activity (6 CFA)

III Year

  • Teaching of artistic languages (6 CFA)
  • Museum Education III (4 CFA)
  • Digital image processing (Photoshop) (4 CFA) *
  • Aesthetics (6 CFA) *
  • Communication methods and techniques (4 CFA)
  • Multimediality for cultural heritage II (5 CFA)
  • Art pedagogy and didactics III (4 CFA)
  • Multimedia programming II (5 CFA)
  • Contemporary art History (6 CFA)
  • Enhancement and management of the archaeological areas and sites (4 CFA)
  • Work placement activity (6 CFA)
  • Final test (6 CFA)



Course Goals

Objective of the Museum Didactics Course is, first of all, to ensure skills and knowledge destined to produce and manage communication tools aimed at the fruition and enhancement of the historical-artistic and cultural heritage, in its artistic, monumental and museum dimensions. During the three years of studies, the student develops organizational and technical-operational skills (also thanks to the approach to software such as Adobe Photoshop and Indesign) aimed at preparing teaching tools such as captions, panels, room sheets, cards, didactic laboratories, videos and other multimedia products (ebooks) that allow an adequate and sometimes innovative use by the public (in particular, albeit not only, children and school age) of artistic assets considered in their material as well as symbolic dimension.

Job perspectives

museum cultural operator, communication officer, museum assistant, collaborator for exhibition events, museum educator

The profile coming out of the Art Didactics for museums course is that of a professional able to conceive, set up educational spaces and conduct educational workshops aimed at approaching art and disseminating the artistic-cultural heritage relative to collections. permanent as for the temporary thematic exhibition. The professional is also able to structure and present cultural tourist itineraries (guide and museum escort) or to work in a team with other figures in institutional networks, also based on the interaction between public bodies and private companies. This professional figure will be able to find employment in the large museum network present throughout the Italian territory.

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Accademia SantaGiulia - Vincenzo Foppa Società Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS - Via Cremona, 99 - 25124 Brescia
Num. Iscr. Reg. delle Imprese di Brescia e partita IVA: 02049080175 - R.E.A. 291386 - CAP. SOC. Euro 25.148,68