Arts and Philosophy

Dean: Prof. Andrea Canova

At Università Cattolica, history, philosophy, classical and modern literature, archaeology and art history are not limited to the study of the past, but also entrust the great humanistic tradition, which flows into the Faculty of Art and Philosophy and has its roots in the system of university studies of the Middle Ages, from whichthe European culture was born, to the present and future.
In line with its own identity, alongside its commitment to the solid and rigorous training of future researchers and teachers, the Faculty combines this tradition with new knowledge: from this meeting, new cultural results are born, with interesting outcomes also for professional outlets.

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Our faculty is the result of the settling of a very long tradition

Sectors such as publishing and the promotion of cultural heritage show, for example, how humanities and new frontiers of technology and communication are no longer distant and parallel worlds. To prepare people who are also capable of facing such big challenges, we need a broad and solid education, a broad culture and a historical perspective.
Specific skills can be developed in more professionalising pathways such as master's degrees, nurturing curiosity and interest during the course of studies or internships or learning them directly in the field once students have entered the world of work.
The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Università Cattolica faces this concern with two certainties:

  • with the great rigour that comes from a long history of humanistic studies and great schools of thought: from archaeology to papyrology, from glottology to philology, from philosophy to history and the history of literature, to name just a few. This tradition of studies is mainly reflected in the degree programmes in Literature, Philosophy, Cultural Heritage Sciences, but it also permeates the most innovative fields of study;
  • with a series of profiles that already try to combine cultural knowledge and skills aimed at new professions, such as the degree programmes in Media Languages andin Economics and Management of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts (interfaculty with Economics), and the one in Science and Technology of Arts and Performing Arts, activated in Brescia;
  • with a series of profiles that already internally seek to combine cultural knowledge and skills aimed at new professions, such as the degree programme in Arts, Media and Performing Arts (Dams), which includes three profiles: Concept and production for the media and entertainment, Concept and production in artistic organisation, Press, radio and television and multimedia journalism.