The course trains the undergraduates for an independent performance of a wide range of conservation and restoration treatments of the cultural monuments that are construed as applied art objects using the medium of paint. These are namely architectural decorative paintings, both in the interior and the exterior – sgraffito, secco, fresco, stucco lustro – or, alternatively, polychromy on applied art objects. The conservation and restoration of painting is the backbone of the course. The students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for carrying out conservation and restoration treatments, compiling restoration documentation including restoration reports. A key vocational subject at the department is the study of technology and materials, in which the students become familiar with the methods of conservation and restoration of decorative paintings and with appropriate techniques and technologies in a range that would allow each prospective graduate to fully and independently participate on monument preservation. The graduates may find career opportunities as conservators and restorers at museums, galleries, archaeological institutions, heritage institutes, in private enterprises, or they can work as self-employed conservators and restorers authorized by the possession of a trade license.