Storia e Critica d'Arte Enrollment

Access to the Master’s degree in Art History and Criticism (LM-89)

Enrolment on the Master's degree in Art History and Criticism (LM 89) requires the possession of a university degree, either a degree awarded in accordance with the regulations in force prior to Ministerial Decree 509/1999, or a three-year university degree or another degree awarded abroad, recognised as appropriate in accordance with the regulations in force.

Academic degrees from foreign universities may be recognized for the purpose of admission to the course of study. More information can be found on the following webpage:


For admission, it is necessary to possess specific knowledge in the fields of art-history and related methodological disciplines, as well as in the areas of linguistics, philology, and history.


  1. Specific curricular requirements
  2. Adequate personal preparation of the student

Type of access

No test is required for the admission to the Master's degree course. However, it is necessary to meet personal preparation and curricular requirements; the enrolment is subject to an application for evaluation of the applicant’s previous academic career, which can be submitted from 17 July 2023 to 29 February 2024 according to the procedures outlined under 'enrolment'.

Curricular requirements

Graduates of the three-year degree course in Cultural Heritage (L 1) and in Cultural Heritage Sciences (Class 13 ex D.M. 509/1999) who have accrued at least 24 CFUs in the field of historical-artistic disciplines (L-ART/01, L-ART/02, L-ART/03, L-ART/04) considered indispensable for a satisfactory continuation of master's studies in the LM 89 class, may be admitted to the Master's degree course in History of Art and Art Criticism.

Graduates from three-year degree courses in other classes who have acquired 90 CFUs in the following SSDD groups are also eligible:

  • ICAR 13,15,16,18,19
  • L-ANT 07, 08
  • L-ART 01 to 08 of which at least 24 CFUs in the field of art history disciplines (L-ART/01, L-ART/02, L-ART/03, L-ART/04)
  • L-LIN 04, 07, 12, 14
  • L-FIL-LET 04, 08 to 14
  • M-FIL 04 to 08
  • M-DEA/01
  • M-GGR 01, 02
  • M-STO 01 to 04, 08, 09

Since it is not possible to assess the SSDs of the examinations taken, graduates from the Fine Arts Academies will have to attend an interview prior to enrolment, which will assess the student's adequate personal preparation in the art-historical disciplines.

Other candidates permitted

Holders of a university degree, a four-year degree, a five-year degree or a specialised or Master's degree, a qualification obtained abroad and recognised as suitable in accordance with the regulations in force are also admitted, provided that they have acquired the 90 CFUs – of which at least 24 in the field of historical-artistic disciplines (L-ART/01, L-ART/02, L-ART/03, L-ART/04) – on the basis of the following equivalence principle: a one year-long module = 12 CFU; a six month-long module = 6 CFU.

Registration with missing educational qualifications is not permitted in any case.

The student must also possess computer skills and abilities in one of the following foreign languages: English, French. This prerequisite must be attested to by the acquisition of at least 4 training credits in the foreign language that the student intends to study in greater depth during the Master's degree course and at least 3 training credits for computer skills obtained in the relevant subject areas or through attendance of specific computer or language laboratories, or documented to by equivalent qualifications.

For further details, please consult the regulations at the link


Personal preparation requirements

The preparation of students who achieved a weighted average mark of 26/30 in exams passed in the previous degree course is considered adequate.

Ways of verifying personal preparation requirements

The assessment of prerequisites will be carried out by the relevant Teaching Council (Area Didattica) on the basis of the examinations taken in the previous academic career or other assessable activities.

A student who has obtained a weighted average mark of less than 26/30 in the previous degree course must attend an interview.

Since it is not possible to assess the SSDs of the examinations taken, graduates from the Fine Arts Academies and other AFAM courses will attend an interview prior to enrolment, which will verify the student's satisfactory personal preparation in art history disciplines.


An interview will assess the adequacy of knowledge in art-history disciplines through a discussion of the student's educational background and personal interests and skills. The candidate may only attend the interview once during a given academic year. However, the student who is not admitted may re-sit the test in the following academic year. Admission interviews will be held three times a year, in September, December, and February.

Registration with deficient educational qualifications is not permitted in any case.


In order to enrol on the Master's degree, it is necessary to apply for an evaluation of one's previous academic career within the three deadlines indicated below:

  • 23 settembre 2023
  • 2 dicembre 2023
  • 11 febbraio 2024

The application must be sent by e-mail to the Department's Careers Office (carrierestudenti.dispac@unisa.it ), using the form that can be downloaded from this page (see link below) and attaching the self-declaration of the previous degree with examinations taken, preferably downloaded from the university website, and a scan of both sides of an ID document.

The application shall be deemed complete upon payment of the €16 stamp duty paid online, the receipt of which will be uploaded in the 'payments' section of the reserved area.

On the basis of the evaluation by a commission, the Teaching Council (Area Didattica), will communicate the outcome to the Careers office, which in turn will notify students, by e-mail.

Candidates may be:

  • admitted and will then be able to proceed with online registration;
  • not admitted due to lack of access requirements;
  • conditionally admitted and, therefore, will be called for an interview, following which the candidate will be admitted/not admitted.
  • Students who register in the degree course after 30 September 2023 may regularly apply for first-semester courses prior to obtaining their Bachelor's degree.

The request must be submitted by email to the DISPAC education office carrierestudenti.dispac@unisa.it using the form attached on this page

The Master's degree course may also be accessed by transferring from another Master’s course, from another university, as a drop-out or lapsed student and by obtaining a second academic degree.

Candidates are required to follow the procedures indicated in the following links and then wait to be notified about their registration, which will take place ex officio.

Change of degree course https://web.unisa.it/didattica/segreteria/servizi?servizio=10

Transfer from another university https://web.unisa.it/didattica/segreteria/servizi?servizio=1

Drop-out or lapsed student https://web.unisa.it/didattica/segreteria/servizi?servizio=16

Second academic degree https://web.unisa.it/didattica/segreteria/servizi?servizio=7

For questions regarding fees, ISEE submission, enrolment, transitions/transfers and online services, please visit this link: https://web.unisa.it/didattica/segreteria/faq

Please note that in the case of enrolment by the final deadline, which is within February 2024, the ISEE must be valid at the time of enrolment, so it must be applied for in the calendar year 2024 prior to the enrolment.

Access arrangements for students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders–SLD (Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento–DSA): assistance with Assessment Test

Candidates with a certificate of civil invalidity or disability certification as per Article 3, paragraphs 1 and 3 of Law no. 104 of 1992 or with a diagnosis of Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) as per Law no. 170 of 2010, may benefit from special aids or compensatory measures in the performance of the admission test, by making an explicit request.

The diagnosis of SLD must have been issued to the minor applicant no more than three years after the date on which the application for assistance was submitted or, if they are adult, it must have been updated after their 18th birthday. The certification must have been issued by Public Bodies or Facilities and/or by professionals accredited with the Regional/National Health Service.

It should also be noted that the use of any medical equipment must be authorised in advance by the Right to Study Office.

Candidates with a civil invalidity/disability or with SLD must submit a request for assistance, accompanied by documentation, by e-mail to the Right to Study Office (dirstu@unisa.it) no later than fifteen days before the date of the chosen Assessment Test.

The form to request for assistance can be downloaded at the following link:


For each test the candidate intends to take, they must produce the appropriate application.

Non-EU foreign students

Non-EU citizens residing abroad may participate in the test by observing, exclusively, the inter-ministerial provisions relating to procedures for the entry, residence, and enrolment of foreign/international students on higher education courses in Italy for the academic year 2023–2024 published on the MUR website at http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/.

Candidates in possession of a qualification obtained abroad must provide evidence of the qualification accompanied by its official translation into Italian, as well as legalisation and a declaration of worth from the Italian diplomatic-consular representative competent for their territory; in the event of a request to shorten the course, they must produce a certificate of academic studies already completed abroad specifying the examinations passed and accompanied by official documentation on the syllabus of the modules they studied.

For the academic year 2023–2024, the pre-enrolment procedure for non-EU citizens will take place via the digital portal UNIVERSITALY. On this platform, applicants will upload all the documents required for their admission to degree courses.

The Italian language test, compulsory for non-EU candidates, will be organised by the University of Salerno on a date to be announced. It will be the responsibility of the University's International Relations-Erasmus Office to inform candidates of the details of the test.

Non-EU citizens residing abroad who wish to take the Assessment Test must have taken and passed the Italian language proficiency test first; then follow all the registration procedures indicated in the preceding paragraphs.

On the day of the Assessment Test, candidates must present themselves with their passport with the specific 'study' entry visa or residence permit, if any, or with the receipt certifying that they have applied for the permit.