Art History: the Golden Age. Rome Between Renaissance and Baroque, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The Renaissance and the Baroque can be considered crucial moments in the history of art of Rome. From the beginning of the XVI century, with the rediscovery of classical antiquities, a new culture is established that will make Rome the centre of the artistic world for more than one century. The golden age of art in Rome: from Renaissance to Baroque course is offered by Universit Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC).


Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini are just some of the protagonists of the extraordinary cultural flowering that Rome will live, the golden age of art with almost no equivalents in history.

The new style, especially after the Lutheran reform, will be an incredible instrument of propaganda, to re-establish the prestige of the Catholic Church and the leaders of Rome as the world center for Christianity.

The golden age of art in Rome: from Renaissance to Baroque course is offered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC).

Learning goals / objective

  • To acquire a general knowledge of the artistic culture in Europe between the XVI and then XVII century
  • To gain an understanding of the historical culture in which this specific artistic moment takes place
  • To be able to analyze and read the iconography of the Renaissance and Baroque Art.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 14 days
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Lessons

  • The Renaissance in Rome: the historical artistic framework, the relationship with the classical world, the main artists, the clients ( the Popes, Princes, Cardinals) , the most representative masterpieces.
  • The discovery of Beauty: La villa di Agostino Chigi alla Lungara
  • The Renaissance in Vatican City: I Musei Vaticani (Cappella Sistina, Museo Pio-Clementino, Pinacoteca Vaticana, Stanze di Raffaello) e la Basilica di San Pietro.
  • Princess and Cardinals dwellings: I grandi Palazzi Romani nel 500.
  • Rome after the Protestant Reformation and the sack of 1527: the Counter-Reformation, the Last Judgement , Mannerism , the Jesuit churches in Rome , the urban reorganization of Sixtus V, Caravaggio .
  • Art and propaganda: Ad maiorem Dei gloriam - The Jesuit churches
  • Michelangelo Merisi detto Caravaggio: San Luigi dei Francesi, Sant'Agostino, Santa Maria del popolo
  • The Baroque in Rome: the historical artistic framework, the main artists, the clients, the more representative masterpieces
  • Two protagonists of the Baroque: Bernini and Borromini
  • Cardinal Scipione Borgheses Collection: La Galleria Borghese

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

English Language Requirements

Good level of English. Non native English speakers must give evidence of their language proficiency of a minimum B2 level or equivalent (ex: TOEFL Ibt 79, IELTS 6, First Certificate of English, Cambridge ESOL or other certification).

Documents you will need to upload while filling in the online application:

  • a passport size picture
  • the scanned version of your passport or other ID documents
  • the transcript of records
  • certificates assessing the knowledge of the English Language

Programs requirements

  • Grade Point Average of a minimum 2.75, or equivalent in applicants own university grading system
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 1500 International
  • EUR 1500 EU/EEA
  • One session: 1500
  • Two sessions: 2850
  • Three sessions: 4200
  • Four sessions: 5500
  • Five sessions: 6,500
  • Application fee: 75


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