Conservation - restoration


  • Department/School
  • Department for Environment Constructions and Design
  • Course director
  • Giacinta Jean
  • Qualification awarded
  • Master of Arts SUPSI in Conservation-Restoration
  • Course type
  • Full time course (120 ECTS over two years)
    Course running in parallel with professional working activity (120 ECTS over four years)
  • Language
  • Italian/English
  • 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
  • 18 September 2017
  • Application deadline
  • 15 June 2017
  • Description
  • The Master’s programme in Conservation and Restoration conducted by SUPSI as part of the Swiss Conservation-Restoration Campus (www.swiss-crc.ch) teaches students the specialist skills required for the restoration of wall paintings, stucco-work and stone surfaces.

Objectives

The Master’s programme in Conservation and Restoration conducted by SUPSI as part of the Swiss Conservation-Restoration Campus (www.swiss-crc.ch) teaches students the specialist skills required for the restoration of wall paintings, stucco-work and stone surfaces.


Skills

The didactic programme focuses on site and laboratory practice, integrated with scientific methodologies and innovative techniques that can help students to develop independent experimental and research skills.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master's programme in Conservation-Restoration is subject to having passed an aptitude test which is open to applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation or with a qualification considered as equivalent. The aptitude test assesses the following aspects: professional and academic curriculum, manual skills in the specialist sector, the ability to understand observed phenomena of alteration and degradation and the methodological approach.

Career prospects

A Master's Degree in Conservation and Restoration is the qualification required in order to operate autonomously and independently (freelance) as a restorer throughout Europe, including Switzerland (www.skr.ch). Those holding the qualification are also eligible to enrol for PhD programmes at a number of universities outside Switzerland.

 
Contacts
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