iCM8 Comunicazione è missione

Il Corso di formazione multimediale “Comunicazione è missione” è organizzato in collaborazione tra la Pontificia Unione Missionaria (PUM), la Facoltà di Comunicazione Istituzionale della Pontificia Università della Santa Croce (PUSC) e l’Agenzia FIDES. Finalità generali. Formare operatori pastorali a una mentalità che consideri la comunicazione e i mass-media. Un’opportunità per la diffusione del Vangelo. Raccontare storie, eventi, esperienze in grado di rispecchiare e declinare le nuove frontiere della missione della Chiesa nel mondo contemporaneo. Obiettivi specifici. Il corso fornisce competenze teoriche e pratiche sulla comunicazione multimediale, attraverso lo studio specifico e la sperimentazione dei linguaggi video, radio, web, fotografia, scrittura. La formazione prevede l’apprendimento di metodi e tecniche per la progettazione e la realizzazione di prodotti destinati ai media digitali in tutte le loro forme e espressioni.

IAA3 Christian Art and Architecture in Rome. From Antiquity to the Present

This course introduces to the rich artistic and architectural heritage of Rome’s past and present. Classroom lectures are supplemented with on-site lectures(in churches and museums*). The city of Rome offers an unique opportunity to combine academics and faith in a meaningful and enlightening manner. In this regard, the purpose of this course is to encourage an appreciation of the aesthetic performances of Christianity throughout the ages. The grade for the course is based on active attendance, one short paper and two written exams. Class schedule: Constantine, continuity and change in the 4th century. Christianization of the city of Rome: church buildings and pictorial decorations from the 4th to the 9th centuries. Pilgrimage and devotion to saints. Reused icons and architectural spolia in Romanesque churches. The power of devotional images in medieval Rome. Architecture of the mendicant orders in the 13th and 14th centuries: artistic patronage and architectural transformation in the Middle Ages. Renaissance art: mimesis, perspective and the reception of classical antiquity. Baroque art: rhetorical gestures and facial expressions. Church architecture after the Council of Trent: the impact of aesthetic changes and liturgical reforms on the sacred space. Churches of the 20th and 21st centuries: the impact of secular architecture and liturgical movement, of Vatican Council II (1962‒1965) and of the liturgical reform (since 1964). Bibliography: The readings for this course will be drawn from different sources (books, articles, PDF files). The material will be taken from the bibliography handed out during the first lesson. Self-assessment questions for study will be distributed before both exams. Information: This course will start in early February 2021. * There will be entrance fees for the Vatican Museums we shall visit for onsite lectures (ca. 18 Euros). Thursday 15.00‒17.45                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prof. R. v. Bühren
Ralf van Bühren