Architecture and Arts for Liturgy 2020-2021

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    High specialization post-graduate course 2020/2021

General information
The Pontifical Liturgical Institute has instituted a training course that shows architects, designers and workers that "the fine arts, especially religious art and its summit, sacred art by its very nature have a relationship with the infinite divine beauty that must somehow be expressed by the works of man" (SC 122).
The course offers an introduction to liturgical themes that will guide participants to an exact understanding of the theological foundation from which the coordinates of architecture and sacred art flow, with special attention to the biblical, ecclesiological and sacramental dimensions.
The specialization is biennial (70 ECTS = 25 ECTS for each year + 20 ECTS for the final thesis). The two years are not propaedeutic. Each academic hour is 45 minutes.

The course can be accessed:
  • graduates and graduates (old and new) in architecture and engineering with an architectural focus;
  • graduated in academy BB.AA;
  • graduates at other faculties related to historical-artistic addresses, after evaluation and authorization of the course coordinator;
  • religious who hold, or intend to hold, institutional and / or consulting positions for the design of churches;
  • hearers, subject to the authorization of the course coordinator.
The Pontifical Liturgical Institute issues the following titles:
  • attestate of frequency for the subscribers to each year, or to the individual modules;
  • frequency certificate for listeners;
  • diploma in Studiis de Architectura Artibusque ad Liturgiam spectantibus.

Auditors are not allowed to obtain the diploma.
Enrolment fees
It is possible to subscribe both to the whole year and to one or more individual modules
  • full annuity:
    • new members € 1.506,00
    • already enrolled in another course of the University and listeners € 856,00.
  • single module:
    • new members € 50,00 for ECTS
    • already enrolled in another course of the University
    • 45,00 € for ECTS
    • give diploma € 260,00
For more information write to:

Course location
Pontifical Athenaeum S. Anselmo
Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, 5
00153 Rome - Italy
Tel. +39.06.5791401 -