• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation Studies from Marist College while attending university in Florence, Italy is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Florence, Italy is the cradle of Renaissance civilization - the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci were inspired to create.
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Overview

Today Florence, Italy remains home to some the greatest works of art the world has ever known. The Bachelor’s degree in Conservation Studies from Marist College gives undergraduate students the opportunity to learn to care for and restore these invaluable pieces of art and history.

The Marist College Art Restoration and Conservation Studies B.S. program offers a rich educational experience in the field of art conservation and the history of techniques. Our Art Restoration and Conservation undergraduate students will work directly and exclusively on original materials from the 14th to 19th centuries. 

These opportunities are provided by religious, state, or even private institutions including the City of Florence, Italy Fine Art Department, and are carried out under the direction of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici. While at university, Art Restoration and Conservation Studies Bachelor's degree students have the privilege of working on objects ranging from paintings, frescoes, and wood sculpture from the medieval period through to the 19th century.

Why Earn an Art Restoration and Conservation Studies Bachelor's Degree in Florence, Italy

An Art Restoration and Conservation bachelor's degree offers great opportunities for travel and work all over the world, in a wide variety of countries and cultures, languages and religions. For university students, studying in the Art Conservation and Restoration Department it means exactly that. Through the Art Conservation major, students have traveled to Nepal in collaboration with the University of Kathmandu to work in both Hindu and Buddhist temples. They have also found themselves in India restoring frescoes and paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries.

All art restoration work is done under the watchful eye of the Conservation Studies faculty members who are also experts in their field. From the beginning to advanced levels, Art Restoration students can enjoy the unique experience of working on original works of art both in the state-of-the-art restoration and conservation laboratory as well as on the nearby historical sites.

Careers:

  • Art conservator
  • Forensic artist
  • Reproduction Artist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
    • Early Action: November 15th
    • Early Decision 2: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic Drawing
  • Principles of Drawing
  • History of Western Art
  • Science for Conservators 
  • Drawing for Conservators
  • Furniture, Wood Objects and Gilding Conservation
  • Theory of Conservation
  • Historical Painting Lab

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print), Common Application, or Coalition Application. 

  • Secondary school transcript(s)

  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher

  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Florence

  • 850 - 1300 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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