Conservation


  • Department/School
  • Department for Environment Constructions and Design
  • Course director
  • Giacinta Jean
  • Qualification awarded
  • Bachelor of Arts SUPSI in Conservazion
  • Course type
  • Full-time course (180 ECTS over three years)
    Part-time course (180 ECTS over four/five years)
  • Admission
  • Admission to the course is subject to passing an aptitude test aimed at assessing the artistic and creative skills of applicants.
  • Language
  • Italiano
  • Application fee
  • A CHF 100 fee must be paid when the application is made. This fee is not reimbursable, and cannot be deducted from the semester fee.
  • Course fee
  • The semester fee amounts to CHF 1,600. This sum is reduced to CHF 800 for students who benefit from the application of the ASUP Intercantonal Agreement for Vocational Universities (Swiss nationality or civil and fiscal domicile in Switzerland or in Liechtenstein). Specific agreements apply for students residing in Campione d’Italia.
  • Centre
  • Canobbio
  • Start date
  • 17 September 2018
  • Application deadline
  • 15 April 2018
  • Description
  • The Bachelor’s Degree in conservation trains experts in the understanding, documentation and conservation of objects of cultural heritage.
    Students are given an interdisciplinary and structured education, combining scientific and humanistic subjects, theoretical aspects and operational skills, focusing on materials, artistic techniques, the conservation state of objects, the degradation phenomena present and an understanding of their causes.

Objectives

The course aims at training experts in the understanding, documentation and conservation of objects of cultural heritage.


Skills

Students are given an interdisciplinary and structured education, combining scientific and humanistic subjects, theoretical aspects and operational skills, focusing on materials, artistic techniques, the conservation state of objects, the degradation phenomena present and an understanding of their causes.

Admission requirements

Admission to the course is subject to passing an aptitude test aimed at assessing the artistic and creative skills of applicants. Students with school leaving examination from an artistic or technical high school in a discipline related to the field of study, or with school leaving examination from an artistic grammar school are granted direct admittance to the aptitude test, while those with other forms of school leaving examination must first complete a foundation year.
Applicants aged more than 25 and who lack these qualifications may be admitted provided they have significant training and work experience.

Career prospects

Having completed the course, graduates may continue their education with a Master’s Degree in conservation and restoration, or they can find employment as conserver collaborators in museums, collections, restoration laboratories or companies. Restoration interventions can be executed under the supervision of a conserver-restorer with a Master’s qualification.

 
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