Graduates from the master degree programme in History and Criticism of Art possess a sound understanding and awareness of the history of art, from the period of Late Antiquity to the current day.
This is complemented by an awareness and comprehension of the transmission, reception and use of both figurative ‘texts’ in relation to the diverse spheres in which the arts find expression (architecture, painting, sculpture, applied arts) and of artistic literature in the widest sense of the term.
On the strength of their advanced knowledge and competences, History and Criticism of Art graduates are equipped to pursue careers:
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The following students shall be admitted to the programme:
1) Bachelor's degree graduates in:
from the University of Milan who have earned at least 27 credits in: L-ANT/08 - Christian and medieval archaeology; L-ART/01 - History of medieval art; L-ART/02 - History of modern art; L-ART/03 - History of contemporary art; L-ART/04 - Museology, art and restoration criticism. If you meet the above requirements, you can apply for admission according to the terms and procedures published on the University web portal www.unimi.it every year upon the opening of admission procedures.
The above requirements will be ascertained by a special commission through the online procedure, and you will receive confirmation through the same procedure. Therefore, there will be no admission interview. 2) The following graduates, subject to curriculum requirements, to be assessed in the admission interview:
2) a Bachelor's degree graduates in:
from other universities who have earned at least 60 credits in the following academic fields:
2 b) Graduates in other Bachelor's degree programmes, who have earned at least 90 credits in the following academic fields:
2 c) Master's degree graduates with sufficient basic knowledge of History, History of Italian literature and History of art, based on their previous university studies curriculum.
English Language To enrol on the Master's Degree Programme in History and criticism of art, you must have at least a B1 level in English as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
In order to be admitted, you shall take the English language placement test on the date that will be indicated during admission procedures.
Candidates who meet the requirements listed in point 2 will undergo individual interviews to check that they have earned all the credits required for admission to the Master's Degree Programme. The interviews will be held on the dates published on the University website and on the Faculty of Humanities website.
In order to take the interview, candidates shall apply for admission according to the terms and procedures published on the University web portal www.unimi.it every year upon the opening of admission procedures.
3) Graduates who obtained their degree abroad, provided that they have sufficient basic knowledge of the History of art, based on their previous university studies curriculum, and at least a B1 level in English as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), as well as an adequate command of the Italian language. All students who have obtained their degree abroad shall take an Italian language test administered by the University Language Service (Slam) immediately after enrolment, to formally prove that they can master the specialist vocabulary required by the Degree Programme. Anyone with a knowledge of Italian lower than B2 as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) shall attend a workshop of Italian as a foreign language (B2) and pass the relevant final exam before applying for the degree thesis and completing the programme. Candidates holding a foreign degree shall apply for admission to the Master's Degree Programme in History and criticism of art according to the terms and procedures published on the University web portal www.unimi.it every year upon the opening of admission procedures for international students.
Admission requirements will be checked by a special commission, and candidates will be notified of the outcome of the assessment through the online procedure. Therefore, students with a foreign degree are normally not required to take an admission interview, unless the commission deems it appropriate. In this case, you could also have an online interview.
The degree programme provides its students with specific Erasmus+ opportunities at European universities in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, plus a university in the Czech Republic where courses are taught in English. Available locations: Université de Paris Sorbonne - Paris IV - UFR Histoire de l'Art; Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tubingen - Kunsthistorisches Institut; Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main; Philipps-Universität Marburg; Technische Universität Dresden; Universität Karlsruhe; Universita Palackeho v Olomouci; Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. For each location, Erasmus outgoing students have options ranging from 3 to 10 months, during which they can follow courses and take exams that will be recognized as an integral part of the degree programme. They can also combine this activity with research for the preparation of their master's thesis, which will count towards the number of credits covered by the Erasmus scholarship. All educational activities included in the programme are presented by the Erasmus manager in a special informative meeting every year. The educational information to be included in the Learning Agreement is collected in specific datasheets published annually on the Erasmus pages of the department's website.
Incoming Erasmus students can attend all classes in Italian. If they wish, they can agree with individual teachers on a programme partially or completely in English.
Moreover, teaching staff exchange agreements are in place with many partner universities, including visiting professor programmes for our teachers abroad and for foreign colleagues at our institution, within the Cultural and Environmental Heritage programmes.
Course attendance not mandatory