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Visual artist, illustrator, digital artist

Characteristics of the course of study

Individual research and technique.
The Painting Course offers students the opportunity to undertake a complete and practical course of study that helps them know and deepen the various painting techniques, which also supports them in discovering their stylistic code. The adopted methodology allows the student to move between the sculpture canvas's two-dimensionality and the three-dimensionality one. For this reason, the first two years are in common with the Sculpture course, foreseeing the same disciplines. A gradual path, wisely built on the balance between academic activities and dedicated practices (both technical and exquisitely artistic), shall accompany the students until the third year. Through it, they will also find the digital creative language through specific disciplines that represent painting in a more contemporary and that should open up new dimensions of growth.

I Year

  • Drawing (6 CFA)
  • Fundamentals of computer science (4 CFA)
  • Illustration (6 CFA)
  • English (4 CFA)
  • Painting I (11 CFA)
  • Sculpture I (11 CFA)
  • History of ancient art (6 CFA)
  • Techniques for marble and hard stones I (6 CFA)
  • Pictorial Techniques I (6 CFA)

II Year

  • Artistic anatomy - Course of Painting (6 CFA)
  • Photography (4 CFA)
  • Painting II (11 CFA)
  • Sculpture II (11 CFA)
  • Medieval Art History (6 CFA)
  • History of modern art (6 CFA)
  • Techniques for marble and hard stones II (6 CFA)
  • Hand engraving techniques (4 CFA)
  • Pictorial Techniques II (6 CFA)

III Year

  • Digital video (4 CFA) *
  • Digital image processing (Photoshop) (6 CFA)
  • Aesthetics of visual arts (6 CFA)
  • Painting III (8 CFA)
  • History about cinema and video (6 CFA)
  • Contemporary art History (6 CFA)
  • History of artistic techniques (6 CFA) *
  • Techniques and technologies for visual arts (8 CFA)
  • Visual Arts latest trends (6 CFA)
  • Final test (4 CFA)



Course Goals

The Painting Course aims to ensure artistic skills and knowledge to manage the expressive devices that are the basis of pictorial art in the strict sense (drawing, oil, watercolor, acrylic, etc.). Will consider the pluralism of languages and innovations in visual arts techniques by helping him to develop and grow an individual research perspective. Thanks to the cultural activities promoted by Accademia SantaGiulia in art galleries, museums, private and public spaces, the student will be able to test his professionalism by immediately confronting the world of work and the dynamics of the art system.

Job perspectives

visual artist, illustrator, digital artist

The professional profile coming out of the painting course is that of an artist master of the techniques of pictorial expression and knowledge of the dynamics of the system and the contemporary art market. The graduate will have acquired basic skills that can be used professionally to manage public and private clients, the relationship with gallery owners, and collaboration in projects and artistic groups.

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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