The programme

A.A. 2021/2022

Servizi di orientamento

The new site of the Study Orientation Office, with new form and content, is the result of a long project aiming to give a better and more complete service to its many users. Users are mostly secondary schools pupils approaching the university world for the first time and schools' University Orientation Services who organize activities to assist their pupils in post-school choices. "Making a decision means choosing the best alternative to satisfy one's expectations, preferences and aspirations".

More details: www.univr.it/orientamento (italian page)

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Course of study in brief

This undergraduate course offers the opportunity to achieve a solid foundation not only in the field of cultural heritage but also in the humanities. The prescribed courses for the first year are dedicated to Italian Literature, Geography, and the History of Art from classical antiquity to the contemporary era. The second year courses offer the opportunity to advance one’s knowledge of the History of Art, chemical and physical methodologies of analysing objects of cultural heritage, the study of literature and history from classical antiquity to the contemporary era, as prescribed in the curriculum, as well as other topics relative to cultural heritage. The third year offers a wide range of specific disciplines that are useful to acquiring knowledge of certain important categories of cultural heritage such as cinematography or library archives or the understanding of specific methodologies. A noteworthy role in the students’ knowledge acquisition comes from the study of museology, art criticism and art restoration, which will allow for gaining awareness of the cultural heritage present in museums, the categories by which they are organised and the ways in which they are utilised. The degree course allows for the acquisition of the ways in which research in the field of cultural heritage can be organized, what the most important methodologies are, as well as the traditions present in the individual disciplines. The course work will involve an in depth study not only of archaeological and artistic heritage but also heritage as found in archives, libraries, the theatre, music, cinematography, demo-anthropology, the landscape and the environment. This course of study will focus primarily on European, American, Mediterranean and Near Eastern culture, while taking into consideration relevant elements that might arise from other areas. Alongside traditional classroom instruction the undergraduate course will provide a series of courses and training opportunities at museums, archaeological parks, archaeological excavations, as well as workshops that will allow for direct knowledge of cultural heritage, of methodologies of archaeological excavation, of documentation, of the analysis of objects, of the restoration and conservation of cultural heritage. Other opportunities for practical training and apprenticeships will be organized in the form of very specialised lessons with the aim of obtaining information and updates on specific areas of documentation and methodology. At the end of the first year it is highly recommended to define one’s course of study. In this way, after completing the first year, the student can choose the field of study among those that are offered, i.e. those dedicated to the ancient world, the Medieval period, to the modern era or the contemporary era, to problems concerning the region or to archiving and biblioteconomy.
 

Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)

As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.

The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.
 

  • Typology Corsi di laurea
  • Duration 3  years
  • Possibility of part-time enrollment Yes
  • Access open access
  • Category L-1
  • Site verona
  • Language of instruction Italian
  • Methods of teaching delivery Mixed
Il Corso di laurea di Beni Culturali intende formare laureati che abbiano una buona preparazione di base e un adeguato spettro di competenze e conoscenze nei vari settori dei beni culturali (archeologico, storico-artistico, archivistico e librario, teatrale, musicale, cinematografico, demoantropologico, ambientale e paesaggistico), oltre che nella legislazione che li riguarda. I laureati dovranno, inoltre, essere in grado di usare in modo appropriato la lingua italiana, avendo acquisito il lessico specifico delle discipline studiate, e conoscere almeno un'altra lingua dell'Unione Europea.
Il corso offre per questo insegnamenti di base di letteratura, storia e geografia e l'opportunità di studiare i metodi con i quali i beni culturali vengono analizzati, custoditi, protetti e valorizzati. Propone, inoltre, attività formative mirate alla conoscenza del patrimonio archeologico, artistico, archivistico, librario, teatrale, musicale, cinematografico, demoantropologico, paesaggistico e ambientale.
A supporto della didattica tradizionale il corso prevede insegnamenti, visite, tirocini, stage, anche presso musei e laboratori, che permettano la conoscenza diretta dei beni culturali, delle metodologie della documentazione, delle analisi dei materiali, del restauro e della conservazione. Questo genere di attività viene organizzato in accordo e in collaborazione con Istituzioni ed Enti pubblici e privati.
Il corso fornisce, inoltre, attività didattiche finalizzate alla conoscenza degli strumenti informatici per l'elaborazione dei testi, delle immagini e per la corretta fruizione dei repertori elettronici relativi ai beni culturali.
Lo studente ha la possibilità di svolgere una parte del curriculum degli studi in Università di altri paesi della UE, grazie agli scambi Erasmus.

Questa impostazione del CdS coinvolge, di fatto, due aree di apprendimento, accomunate dall'obiettivo di rafforzare le capacità di pensare, progettare e operare, tenendo costantemente presenti la circolarità del rapporto tra sapere teorico ed esperienza pratica.
La prima area mira a consolidare e ampliare la formazione di base di carattere storico e metodologico, finalizzandola alla ricerca, alla comprensione e all'interpretazione dei fenomeni culturali in una logica interdisciplinare.
La seconda area di apprendimento riguarda più strettamente l'ambito dei beni culturali e mira a offrire una formazione di base relativamente ai contenuti, alle metodologie e alle tecniche dei beni culturali, dal Medioevo al presente, fornendo conoscenze teoriche e applicate sui problemi della conservazione, gestione e valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale e delle sue istituzioni.
Il Corso di laurea di Beni Culturali intende formare una figura di operatore del patrimonio artistico, che abbia una buona preparazione di base e un adeguato spettro di competenze e conoscenze nei vari settori dei beni culturali (archeologico, storico-artistico, archivistico e librario, teatrale, musicale, cinematografico, demoantropologico, ambientale e paesaggistico), oltre che nella legislazione che li riguarda. Funzione in un contesto di lavoro Tra le funzioni possibili in ambito professionale si prevede: l'elaborazione progettuale di iniziative legate ai beni culturali , a partire da competenze di base in campo storico, geografico, archeologico e storico-artistico; la collaborazione attiva ad attività di catalogo, gestione, tutela e valorizzazione dei beni culturali e all'organizzazione di un variegato spettro di iniziative culturali, editoriali e turistiche (mostre d'arte, concerti, spettacoli, itinerari turistici, ecc.). Competenze associate alla funzione Il corso intende formare operatori con solide competenze e conoscenze di base mirate allo studio e alla gestione dei Beni culturali, all'applicazione delle conoscenze storiche per la valutazione e la conservazione dei reperti archeologici e delle opere d'arte, del patrimonio archivistico e bibliotecario, geografico e paesistico Sbocchi occupazionali Gli sbocchi occupazionali sono rivolti a un vasto spettro di possibilità, tanto per enti pubblici quanto privati, con particolare riferimento a quelli che si occupano della gestione e della tutela dei beni culturali (soprintendenze, musei, biblioteche, mediateche, enti locali, ecc.). È possibile anche l'accesso a professioni nel campo del turismo culturale, sia attraverso il concorso per guida turistica, sia attraverso l'assunzione presso agenzie ed altre organizzazioni ed enti che si occupano della fruizione dei beni culturali. Permette, inoltre, l'inserimento in cooperative di servizi e in attività legate alla formazione, alle relazioni pubbliche (organizzazione di mostre, convegni, incontri scientifici e commerciali), all'editoria, alla catalogazione, alla pubblicità, alla divulgazione e al mercato dell'arte. I laureati che avranno crediti in numero sufficiente in opportuni gruppi di settori potranno come previsto dalla legislazione vigente partecipare alle prove di ammissione per i percorsi di formazione per l'insegnamento secondario. Il Corso di laurea triennale costituisce il punto di partenza per chi intenda proseguire negli studi ed è la necessaria premessa per l'accesso ai Corsi di laurea magistrale compresi negli ambiti storico, storico-artistico, archeologico, geografico, ecc., secondo le modalità previste dai rispettivi regolamenti didattici.


Quality Assurance

The quality of a degree programme is the extent to which it achieves its educational objectives and meets the quality requirements of the educational activities offered, which are determined in line with the needs and expectations of students and representatives of the world of work.

This programme has adopted a teaching Quality Assurance system in line with the University’s quality assurance guidelines and based on the e ANVUR national quality assurance guidelines, by carrying out the following activities:
  • periodic consultations with representatives of the world of work to assess the adequacy of the cultural and professional profiles offered in their courses;
  • design of educational contents and planning of resources;
  • organisation of educational activities and teaching services;
  • monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and planning measures to improve teaching and services;
  • provision of complete and up-to-date information on its website, relating to the programme (professional roles, expected learning outcomes, learning activities).
The above activities are scheduled and interrelated, based on the PDCA principles (Plan, Do, Check, Act).
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In a Quality Assurance system, students play a fundamental role: each student can play their part by participating in the Quality Assurance groups of their degree programme and in the Faculty-Student Joint Committees or, more simply, by taking part in the Student Survey on teaching, or questionnaires. It’s in this context that specific workshops for student representatives (‘Laboratori di rappresentanza attiva’) are periodically made available to students by the University and the University’s Quality Assurance Board. To find out more, please see the relevant section.

Il sistema di valutazione universitario e il ruolo dello studente

by Prof. Graziano Pravadelli: a lecture recorded on the occasion of the January 2021 workshop for student representatives.

QA bodies

QA in degree programmes

QA activities

Description of the training course - Didactic regulations

The Degree programme teaching regulations set out the organisational aspects of the degree programme, in line with the University’s teaching regulations. The first part of the document includes general information about the programme, the second part includes links to the relevant module web pages, and the third part specifies the administrative aspects.

Other Regulations

To view other regulations of interest refer to the section: Statute and regulations

The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

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