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Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)


RUFA, real dreams, and concrete projects

RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts, is a multidisciplinary, international educational center – legally recognized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) – offering authoritative, innovative courses in the field of Art, Design, and Communication. RUFA works in collaboration with renowned professionals and prestigious enterprises, guaranteeing its students' theoretical preparation par excellence, in addition, to constantly updated methodological-operational guidance whilst keeping a keen eye on the workplace and current market trends. Established in 1998 with the objective of fulfilling, within a single Academy, the aspirations of Italian and overseas students and those of its founder, Maestro Alfio Mongelli, RUFA offers Bachelor and Master of Arts degree programs that respond in full to contemporary artistic and cultural contexts, providing an artistic training of the highest caliber and strong, concrete future employment prospects.

Up to date and stimulating training proposals

RUFA offers a large set of training proposals that include some of the most exciting and high-demand areas of study. Guided and advised by the Heads of the Department for Visual Art and the Department for Design and Applied Arts /New Technologies for the Arts, students at RUFA can choose their future professional career from among Ten different Bachelor of Arts degree programs:

Painting / Sculpture / Set Design / Graphic Design / Comics and Illustration / Design / Cinema / Photography/Sustainable Fashion Design/Multimedia & Game Art.

Eight Master of Arts degree programs:

Multimedia Arts and Design / Visual and Innovation Design / Computer Animation and Visual Effects / Film Arts / Set Design / Sculpture / Painting / Graphic Arts.

For seniors and all students requiring further specialized training, RUFA also offers several short courses, Masters and advanced training courses. Three 1° Level Academic Master's in:

Art Curating & Management / Cinema & New Formats Production / Design Management.

For many years now, RUFA has worked intensively in partnership with the prestigious KDU University College in Malaysia, jointly setting up a Master in Visual and Innovation Design program. Between the two universities, a highly dynamic, cultural interchange and sharing of ideas and designs have developed, aimed at the educational enrichment of students enrolled at both institutions. The interpenetration between ancient and contemporary tradition is just one cultural suit that the Roman university shares with its Malaysian counterpart. In recent years, relations between the two institutes have been further fostered thanks to scholarship awards. RUFA and KDU University College is in full agreement as to the immense opportunities for growth that this synergy affords, indeed Hon Wei Min, Vice President of the Malaysian university, has stated, “We firmly believe our students may learn much of great value from RUFA which can then be transferred back home. Both our countries have an extremely ancient cultural heritage, coupled with an equally strong spirit for artistic expression, and the meeting and fusion of the two can only give rise to many new, positive ideas. We believe in you and you believe in us”.

The underlying objective is always that of making ourselves receptive to contamination between different languages, transversality, research, and experimentation.

Custom made method

The RUFA training approach is based on a distinguished and specialized teaching method, which aims to join the university curriculum and professional training.

During their RUFA study years, students can attend laboratories, workshops, experiential lessons, exhibitions, presentations, and debates. These are all contemporary and efficient tools that bring students closer to the reality of the professional workforce. To make the most of their studies, RUFA encourages students to take advantage of the available opportunities, to build a solid theoretical and practical foundation. They can then create inspired art that combines interdisciplinary contamination, transversal enrichment, and innovating experimentation.

Because RUFA is contemporary, it aims to teach and train with its heart set on tradition and its mind projected into the future.

Glancing back in time, towards the future

Studying creative arts in an atmosphere contaminated with stimuli and inducements of the highest possible relevance offers inestimable advantages. Rome was the very cradle of the Renaissance and, still today, the city’s historic and artistic heritage is an emblem of worldwide renown. Yet Rome is also a constantly changing city, where dynamic, exciting new languages make it a stage for new, exhilarating contemporary trends. The great diversity on offer in the city’s museums and galleries is the most obvious testament to this. Indeed, Rome boasts not only an illustrious classical proffering but also a stimulating calendar of events and initiatives coming under the banner of new trends and ranging from art to music and even cartoon work.

Don’t pass up on the chance of studying in the midst of the turbine engine of artistic stimuli which is Rome. Studying here means stepping into the history of the future!


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    Via Lariana, 8, , Rome