To begin your studies in Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, you must follow the following procedures:

  1. Register for the entrance exam at the centre’s administration department during the days and months specified (normally during May, and if there is an autumn examination sitting, during the first week of September).
  2. Take the entrance exam (normally mid-June, and if there is an autumn examination sitting, during the second week in September).
  3. Once you have passed the exam you must complete the matriculation process at the centre’s administration department, within the deadline indicated and during the hours specified and published on the notice board at the centre and on the web.

 

Date

The 20th and 21th June 2016.

Offers of places

In the sitting in June 40 places are on offer.


ENTRANCE EXAM STRUCTURE

ENTRANCE EXAM FOR THE PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE DEGREE COURSE

See Resolution Entrance Exams (June 2016-2017)

STRUCTURE

The entrance exam for the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage degree course is in two parts.

The first part (Part A) has 2 papers.

The second part (Part B) has 2 papers.

PART A:

First paper part A
Discussion of a topic Accounts for 50% of part A
Second paper part A Skills Accounts for 50% of part A

 

PART B:

Primer exercici part B
Comment on a text (heritage)
Comment on a text (scientific)
Accounts for 25% of part B
Accounts for 25% of part B
Second paper part B Colour
Drawing
Accounts for 25% of part B
Accounts for 25% of part B

 

How both parts of the exam are calculated

The final mark attained in the entrance exam will be calculated using the average score achieved in part A and the average score achieved in part B, always assuming that candidates passed both parts of the exam.

FIRST PART (PART A)

First paper part A
Demonstrate humanistic and scientific knowledge:

  • Art History
  • General History
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Biology

Each subject contains 20 topics (see list of topics). Candidates must choose two of these subjects and discuss, in writing, one of the topics of the four which will be proposed.
Time allotted: 2 hours
Accounting for 50% of the total marks for part A.

Those candidates who can demonstrate that they have passed two or more university entrance exams (PAU) in History, Art History, Biology, Physics or Chemistry will be given an exemption from this part .In this case, this part of the exam will not be used to calculate the final exam mark.

Second paper part A
Demonstrate skills in manipulating materials and tools.
Candidates will undertake a practical exercise so that the aptitudes required in the preservation and restoration of historical works of art can be assessed (see example).
Manual dexterity, meticulousness, care and precision shown during the test will be taken into consideration.
Time allotted: 2 hours
Accounting for 50% of the total marks for part A.

SECOND PART (PART B)

First paper part B
Demonstrate ability to understand, analyse and reason in cultural heritage and scientific fields.

A- Ability to understand texts (see example).
Comment on a historical works of art or cultural text.
Evaluation criteria: Comprehension and writing skills and well as rationality will be taken into consideration.
Time allotted: 1 hour
Accounting for 25% of the total marks for part B.

B- Analytical ability and deductive reasoning in technical-scientific fields (see example).
Comment on a popular scientific test or a basic scientific study.
Evaluation criteria: Analytical ability and deductive reasoning will be taken into consideration.
Time allotted: 1 hour
Accounting for 25% of the total marks for part B.

Second paper part B
Demonstration of graphic and plastic arts abilities.

A- Colour and the subtractive mix (see example and instructions).
Completion of a colour matching task.
Evaluation criteria: The correct use of the techniques employed and the degree of comprehension of tones, values and qualities of colour will be assessed.
Time allotted: 2 hours
Accounting for 25% of the total marks for part B.

B- Observational abilities, analysis and objective representation capabilities, based on plastic arts and graphic techniques and procedures.
Production of a life or still life drawing (veure see example 6  and example 7)
Evaluation criteria: Accuracy, quality of drawing style and detail of the finished work will be assessed.
Time allotted: 4 hours
Accounting for 25% of the total marks for part B.

Exam for those over 18 who do not meet the requirements.

See Resolution Entrance Exams (June 2016-2017)

ENTRANCE EXAM REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMS FOR THE HIGHER ARTS STUDIES COURSE IN PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS

Consult registration and entrance exam dates

REGISTRATION FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAM FOR CANDIDATES WITH A BACCALAUREATE QUALIFICATION OR EQUIVALENT

DOCUMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION:

  • Completed application (download application form 2016)
  • Certified copy of National Identity Document or passport
  • Certified copy of Baccalaureate certificate or proof that this has been requested
  • Payment of entrance exam fee

Only if applicable:

  • Certified copy of extended-family certificate
  • Certified copy of PAU marks obtained

REGISTRATION FOR DIRECT ENTRY PLACES (2 places per group)

DOCUMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION:

  • Completed application (download application form 2016)
  • Certified copy of National Identity Document or passport
  • Certified copy of document confirming completion of studies required to register:
    • Advanced qualification in Plastic Arts and Design (with the mark awarded in the final year)
    • Degree in Applied Arts (with the mark obtained in the accreditation)

ENTRANCE EXAM FOR THOSE CANDIDATES NOT MEETING REQUIREMENTS (THOSE OVER 19)

Resolució Entrance Exams June 2015

In the event that the registration has to be submitted by post or fax, candidates must contact the Administration Office of the Escola Superior de Conservació i Restauració de Béns Culturals de Catalunya.