The course in Theory and History of the Arts and the Image offers an innovative educational path thanks to the twine between the traditional learning of the history of art and the theoretical and critical contribution of philosophical thought. Beside the disciplinary teachings in art and literature, the course is characterized by philosophical and historical teachings, as well as methodological, economical and organizational ones. In addition, a significant network encompassing public and private specialists in the sector completes the educational offer.
The entire path aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills, to understand art’s current relevance; to this end, it focuses on:
- The relationship between fine arts and performing arts, according to a broad and pluralistic vision of art;
- The historical, theoretical, practical and methodological overview of the contemporary phenomenon of art, characterized by complexity and rich in opportunities and developments. This is not circumscribed to the antiquarian or monumental knowledge – although its importance is certainly recognized;
- The building of a strategic knowledge that makes the interaction with the current needs of society possible, by gathering together the plurality of arts;
- The in-depth analysis of the theoretical, historical and cultural aspects of art, image, and material products conceived according to the aesthetic-qualitative perspective at the highest level which distinguishes the so-called Italian style;
- An approach based on the interaction between the territorial enhancement of cultural resources and heritage, and an international experience finalised to combine the different approaches to cultural heritage and the art world developed within the institutional and economical-cultural climates of other countries;
- The relevance of an effective and innovative communication of the artistic and cultural heritage on the European and global stage.