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Decorator, engraver, mosaicist, gilder

Characteristics of the course of study

Decorating living spaces, houses, shops, public environments, methods and techniques comparison.
The Decoration - Artistic course provides students with methods to work in decorative arts, knowing different materials and artistic techniques. Since the general scope is that of the visual arts, the educational path intersects with Interior Design, Painting, and Sculpture courses. The goal is to allow complete cultural and technical training, which enables the student to learn more possible techniques that become a personal figure to recognize their academic career and that of a future artist. Knowledge of materials and techniques will be accompanied by the design methodology that allows all visual representation tools: drawing practice to 3D CAD.

I Year

  • Artistic anatomy - Course in Decoration (4 CFA)
  • Cultural anthropology (6 CFA)
  • Chromatology (5 CFA)
  • Decoration I (10 CFA)
  • Drawing (5 CFA)
  • Architectural design of style and furniture (4 CFA)
  • Digital image processing (Photoshop) (4 CFA)
  • Fundamentals of computer design (Autocad) (4 CFA)
  • English (4 CFA)
  • Modeling (4 CFA)
  • History of ancient art (6 CFA)
  • Stained Glass Techniques (4 CFA)

II Year

  • Design methodology (6 CFA)
  • Photography (6 CFA)
  • Medieval Art History (6 CFA)
  • History of modern art (6 CFA)
  • Theory of perception and psychology of the form (4 CFA)
  • Decoration II (10 CFA)
  • Decoration Techniques and Technologies I (6 CFA)
  • Mosaic techniques (4 CFA)
  • Gilding Techniques (5 CFA)
  • History of artistic techniques (6 CFA)

III Year

  • Decoration III (10 CFA)
  • Elements of iconology and iconography (6 CFA)
  • Aesthetics of visual arts (6 CFA)
  • Methods and techniques of sacred contemporary decoration (5 CFA)
  • Contemporary art History (6 CFA)
  • History of sacred modern contemporary art (6 CFA)
  • Hand engraving techniques (4 CFA) *
  • Decoration techniques and technologies II (6 CFA)
  • Sculpture Techniques (6 CFA) *
  • Final test (6 CFA)


Course Goals

The Decoration course aims to ensure skills and knowledge intended to train professional figures operating in the field of decoration, based on the mastery of methods, materials, and artistic techniques, as well as on adequate knowledge and good practice of design methodologies concerning the coherent and updated use the tools of visual representation, ornamentation and decorative intervention in public (hospitals, parks, squares, etc.) and private contexts (rooms for young people, clubs, gyms and wellness centers, etc.). To this end, skills are developed in the creative use of materials for artistic practice, technical tools of survey and architectural drawing, and visual representation, with specific reference to the aesthetic management of space and the design of environments.

Job perspectives

decorator, engraver, mosaicist, gilder

The graduate in Decoration (Artistic Decoration curriculum) will be able to apply their skills (also as freelancers) in many sectors such as construction, exhibition spaces, residential use. The artistic decorator trained in the Accademia Santa Giulia will have excellent technical bases and an awareness of his style.

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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