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Why

The Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Heritage program is suitable for all those who want to create for themselves a solid training in the humanities, with a focus on the territory experienced and known in all its forms: from social, artistic and cultural history, to knowledge of material culture. Aspects related to the artistic and social disciplines are privileged, but many disciplines borrowed from the curricula strictly scientific, such as physics, chemistry, and botany applied to the study of cultural heritage, find a place in the curriculum.

What will you study

Archaeological Heritage Curriculum

The curriculum aims to train a graduate with a solid preparation in the basic methodologies in the field of knowledge, enjoyment, and conservation of archaeological heritage, with particular reference to the area. The preparation is supported by an adequate knowledge of history from antiquity to the modern age and of historical and literary sources.

Particular attention is paid to archaeological topics in a diachronic sense--prehistory, protohistory, classical archaeology, medieval and post-medieval archaeology--supported by scientific knowledge--chemical, physical, naturalistic, computer science--useful for a better understanding of ancient cultures.

Training internships - excavations, reconnaissance, and post-excavation laboratory activities - are provided, allowing an initial professional approach to the area.

If you did not study the classical languages in high school, you can take language exercises as a preparatory aid to preparing for the Latin Language and Literature and Greek Language and Literature exams (compulsory exams for the curriculum).

Archival and Book Heritage Curriculum

The curriculum aims to train a graduate who possesses a solid preparation in the basic methodologies in the field of preservation and cataloguing of library and documentary material, including its territorial dimension. This preparation must be adequately supported by a knowledge of history - grounded in the main tools of historical research - and of sources, analyzed as much in their content and formal characteristics as in the methods and techniques of production, preservation and safeguarding.

If you have not studied Latin language in high school, you will be able to take the language exercises as a preparatory aid for the preparation of the Latin Language and Literature exam (mandatory for the curriculum).

Historical and artistic heritage curriculum

The curriculum aims to provide students with articulated knowledge related to the dynamics of artistic production from the Middle Ages to the modern age, up to the contemporary. Within this chronological and thematic framework, students are led to experience tools of analysis according to the methodologies developed by art-historical criticism, including through the application of new technologies.

The student's reading skills are oriented towards knowledge of the relationship between the territory, its culture, the forms of organization of society and artistic production, in order to enable him/her to operate on the articulated fabric that characterizes cultural heritage and to identify its problems of protection and conservation.

Students pursuing this course of study can choose between the Mythological Paths in Latin Literature exam or the Latin Language and Literature exam (which assumes knowledge of Latin). If you choose the latter, but have not studied Latin in high school, you can take the language exercises as a preparatory aid for exam preparation.

After graduation

The Cultural Heritage Conservation graduate

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Who is it?

  • convention organizer
  • cultural entertainer
  • tour guide
  • archaeological excavation technician
  • antiquities archival technician
  • museum fruition technician
  • library technician
  • art expert and appraiser
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A graduate who continues the course of study by acquiring a master's degree and any subsequent specialization or doctorate may enter careers as a museum conservator, official in superintendencies and local authorities, librarian or archivist, teacher in middle and high schools, researcher or university lecturer in relevant fields.

What do you do?

  • organizing cultural events
  • interventions in archaeological excavations or archaeological prospecting
  • management of databases and archives
  • excavation of archaeological and historical-artistic heritage
  • valuation of museums and archaeological sites
  • creation and management of cultural tourism and land development initiatives.
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Where does he work?

  • superintendencies
  • museums
  • libraries
  • archives
  • cultural parks
  • research institutes
  • local entities
  • public and private entities and institutions.