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Summer Program in Art and Cultural Heritage in Italy

Luiss University, Rome, Italy
2017-07-10 - 2017-07-23
Course Fee
3.500 Euro (course fees + materials + housing + excursions)
2 ECTS per week & certificate of attendance
Bachelor level
Course description

The Summer Program in Art & Cultural Heritage in Italy is an intensive course offered by LUISS Business School. The mission is to provide participants with a full immersion into the Italian art. This will be done through lectures by prominent figures of this field and contextual visits to museums, art galleries, churches and monuments.

This summer LUISS Business School will promote two consecutive weeks of the Art & Cultural Heritage in Italy summer school, giving students coming from abroad the possibility of planning their trip to Rome in the period that best answers to their needs. It is possible to attend only one of the two weeks, although it is only by attending both weeks that students will gain a consistent knowledge of Art & Cultural Heritage in Italy.

Students will be granted a diploma.


•                THEORY OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION. The capacity of an onlooker to visualize and interpret the work of art in relationship with its context and how art communicates through the esthetic dimension to the viewer.

•                CURATING ART: MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS. As curators have become more actively involved in the production of meaning, their work has been increasingly read through the notions of "artistry" and "creativity". Exploring the meaning of “Curating Art” and how it is done.

•                MUSEUMS OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART: DISPLAY & MANAGEMENT. Examining the art of the twentieth century and that of the new millennium through the analysis of the most renown museums in the world. Most of these museums are structured both artistically and architecturally to host specific kinds of art; we will discuss their management and artistic choices to reach an understanding of their functioning.

•                ANCIENT ROME: AN HISTORICAL HERITAGE. An educational path through ancient Rome from the republican era to the empire through roman triumphal painting. The perception of space and of the architectural shapes in ancient Rome; the definition of the internal spaces which contributed to the diffusion, though the vast empire, of an awareness of belonging to a power with no equals.

•                RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE IN ROME. An overview of Renaissance and Baroque that follows the transition from the symmetry and balance of the Renaissance to the intuition of the limitless universe, place of endless becoming, testified by the Baroque magnificence.

Visits Rome:

  • •                Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica di Palazzo Barberini
  • •                Galleria Borghese
  • •                Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea
  • •                Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • •                Vatican Museums
  • •                Villa Farnesina
  • •                MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XI secolo
  • •                Museo Nazionale Romano
  • •                Caravaggio and Bernini Walk
  • •                Musei Capitolini
  • •                Galleria Colonna

Visit Florence:

The most popular and important sites in Florence including the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi Museum, the Accademia and the Churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce.

Visit Tivoli:

Visit the historic vacation homes of the Roman elite: Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana

Student profile/target group:

The Summer Program in Art and Cultural Heritage in Italy is designed for undergraduates who have completed at least two years of university study, as well as master's and PhD students.



Required application documents

  • -                 ID/passport copy  
  • -                 2 recent photos
  • -                 Transcript of records
  • -                 Curriculum vitae and motivational letter
  • -                 Proof of English proficiency (if English is not your first language): TOEFL or IELTS Score Report, Certificate from an English teacher

Course director / Lecturers

  • Pic Pirolo
    Prof Luca Pirolo

    Prof Luca Pirolo (PhD in Management) is Assistant Professor in Corporate and Business Strategies at LUISS University, University Researcher in the Corporate and Business Strategies field and Director of LUISS Creative Business Center

    Hs is a tenured Professor of Corporate and Business Strategies. Currently he teaches classes at the undergraduate program in Business and Management (LUISS), at the graduate course in Business Administration (LUISS), at the 1st level University Master Degree in Economy, Management and Marketing of Tourism (LUISS) and at the 2nd level Master Degree in Institutional Relations, Lobbying and Corporate Communications (LUISS).

    Prof. Pirolo is also the director of the Master programs in Art, Music, Writing for Television and Cinema, and Fashion.

    Prof. Pirolo is author of numerous publications on topics ranging from Territorial marketing and international growth processes of small/medium enterprises to business performances in creative industries.

Course schedule

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