The specific test for access to the official Degree course in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property will be the same for all specialisations and will consist of two exercises:
- The first exercise, which is written and of a theoretical nature, will last a maximum of two hours. It will relate to the contents of one of the following Baccalaureate subjects: History of Art, Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
The exercise will offer ten topics: four in relation to the History of Art, two in relation to Physics, two in relation to Chemistry and two in relation to Biology. Candidates have to choose one of these. Together with their essay on the topic, they are to include an outline of contents and a final summary, where they highlight the main conclusions or concepts in relation to the topic. Further to specific knowledge, this exercise will evaluate expression of their general or pluri-disciplinary knowledge, correct language use, the ability to summarise and general training in relation to the sphere of cultural property.
The first exercise will be given a mark from zero to 10. The mark will be expressed to two decimal places, rounded to the nearest hundredth, rounded up from the halfway point. The first exercise will be awarded a pass when the mark obtained is equal to or more than five points.
- The second exercise is of a practical nature and will last a maximum of six hours. It will consist of the following parts:
- Practical skills. This will consist of performing a practical exercise to evaluate the specific skills required in the study of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property. Ability, precision and attention to detail in producing the work will be evaluated. The maximum length of the practical skills exercise will be two hours.
- Colour. This will consist of performing an exercise on colour representation. It will take into account the correct application of the techniques employed and the level of understanding of the values and qualities of colour. The maximum length of the colour exercise will be two hours.
- Drawing. This will consist of producing a natural-life drawing focusing on imitation, based on a free-standing or inanimate model. It will evaluate fidelity in the representation, graphic quality, precision and finishing of the work. The maximum length of the drawing exercise will be four hours.
Each part of the second exercise will be awarded zero to 10 points. The mark for the second exercise will be the mathematical average of the points obtained in each part and will be expressed to two decimal places, rounded to the nearest hundredth and rounded up from the halfway point. The second exercise will be awarded a pass when the mark thus obtained is equal to or more than five points.
In order to pass the specific access test, it is necessary to pass both exercises. The final mark of the specific access test will be the weighted average of the marks obtained in both tests, the first exercise being weighted at 40% and the second at 60%. The final mark will be expressed in numbers, on a scale from zero to ten, to two decimal places, rounded to the nearest hundredth and rounded up from the halfway point. In order to pass the access test, a final mark of five or more is required.