Architecture and art for the liturgy
Architecture and Art for the Liturgy

Intensive program    :    Monday - Friday, 19 - 23 June 2017
Sant'Anselmo, Rome    :    map here
Registration deadline    :    19 June 2017    :    Register now as "Guest"
Contact information    :    Director Gabriele Orlando    :
Further information   :    tel: 0039.06.5791410    :


The Pontificio Istituto Liturgico (PIL) in Rome, in collaboration with Ufficio Nazionale per i Beni Ecclesiastici e l’Edilizia di Culto (of the CEI), is creating its first Summer Course in “Architecture and Art for the Liturgy”. The main objective is to provide insights into the core subjects of architecture, art, liturgy and music as an introduction to the two-year Masters programmes organized by the PIL during the normal academic year. As well, this Summer Course allows a useful basic introductory training for those, who, for whatever reason, cannot follow the full Masters.

The goal is not (and could not be) to teach “how to make” an architectural or artistic composition, or music for worship, as the compositional choices stem from the unique talent of each professional. Attention is focused instead on fully understanding “what is” a church, or how you structure symbolically and functionally a sacred building. Consequently, participants become aware that architecture, art and music are placed at the service of the liturgy, and not vice versa; in this sense the “for” in the title becomes all the more emblematic.


All degree, Religion teacher and religious, but diploma graduates too who show a real interest in these core Christian themes, are welcome to apply to the Summer Course. This international course will be held in both Italian and English, with simultaneous translation, if participants who do not have Italian as their mother tongue will be more than nine.


For those who have successfully passed the exam and who have attended a minimum of 21 hours of study, the PIL will provide a testimonial entitled


With this testimonial, graduates are guaranteed six European Credit Transfer System points as well as a reduction in the fee / cost of the 2017-2018 academic year of the full Masters Programme (for details see the General Guide of the Masters).

Those who do not take the exam, but nevertheless have attended a minimum of 21 hours of study, a testimonial entitled

will be awarded.