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Technologies for the conservation and the restoration (Bachelor's Degree)

Ca’ Foscari University of VeniceVenice - ITALY

Field(s) of study: Technology
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Bachelorsbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: -- €
Course cost: 1 844 €

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 100
Places available per academic year: 100

Program Language

  • Italian

Course length: 

  • 3 years (36 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level

The degree programme aims to prepare graduates able to carry out scientific investigations to understand the causes of the deterioration of artistic, architectural and archaeological artefacts, to identify the methodologies to put in place and to finalise the operations to ensure their conservation.

The Bachelor's degree in Technologies for the Conservation and Restoration provides you skills to carry out technical and scientific investigations, to understand the causes of the deterioration of artistic, architectural and archaeological artefacts, to identify the methodologies to put in place and to finalise the operations to ensure their conservation.

During the first year you will gain core competencies in in chemistry, physics, mathematics and art history; in the second year you will take part in analytical and physics chemistry labs to master dexterity and hands-on experience and start restoration workshops which will be pursued in the third year.

The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work. During the whole university career, the various skills acquired will be assessed through written and oral examinations.
The degree exam consists in writing a paper/thesis. Should the supervisor deem the oral discussion of the thesis to be necessary, he/she may require it. The degree exam commission includes the supervisor and a co-supervisor designed by the Teaching Committee.

Once you will graduate you will have learnt about the materials used in art and architecture and the impact of the context and the environment on them, and you will know how to use investigation methodology to analyze and understand materials and evaluate their state of conservation.

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

First Cycle graduates in Technologies for the Conservation and Restoration may operate as experts in diagnostics and conservation of cultural heritage within institutions in charge of cultural heritage management and conservation, local bodies, companies and organizations operating in these fields.

Entry requirements

Entry qualification: High school / secondary education (or higher)

Language requirements:


B2 level is required.

As proof of Italian language level we accept the following international exams:

  • CELI
  • CILS

Please notice that students lacking suitable certification in Italian will have to take a preliminary Italian language test, held every academic year at the beginning of September.

The following students do not need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency: Italian mother-tongue students, EU students (wherever resident), non-EU students who have been living in Italy for at least a year.


B1 level of English language is also required.

We accept the following international exams:

  • IELTS 4.0-5.0
  • TOEFL iBT 57-86

Please notice that students lacking certification in English will be required to fulfill the requirement in the first year of studies.

Access to this programme is unrestricted. However, personal knowledge will be evaluated with a test of logic and mathematics.

If the result of the evaluation test is negative, the student can enroll, but he/she receives a supplementary educational debt (OFA), which means that the student must fill any gaps in his/ her background through specific activities organized by the University.

A certified knowledge of the English language at least at level B1 is also required.
For more information, please consult the website dedicated to entry requirements

Admission criteria: 

Students must have attended school for at least 12 years.

Students coming from countries where admission test to university is compulsory, must also submit a certificate attesting that they have passed it (i.e. Concurso Vestibular, Gao Kao minimum score 380, Pruebas de Selectividad, Veveosi Prosvasis, ecc.).

The admission to this BA is subjected to an entry test.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school/university. If yours is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The official translation can be issued in the country of origin or in Italy - either by a local court of law, by court interpreters or by official translators. 

The entry qualification documents must also be legalized or bear the Apostille stamp certifying that the signature or seal on the document is genuine, and submitted in the original or certified copy.
Documents issued by European countries joining international conventions (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Latvia, Estonia and Germany) are exempt from legalization or Apostille.
You must bring the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Course cost description: 

Cost of the Degree Programme :

  • EU students: 1844€ 
  • Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 1900€ 
  • Non-EU students from developing countries ( 700€
  • Students from all other countries: 1200€

In addition, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of forms of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.  
Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university.