Music, Theatre and Film  Scienze della musica e dello spettacolo

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field LM-45 Musicology and Musical Heritage
Application and Admission Open, subject to entry requirements. How to apply
Course Duration 2 years (120 credits)
Course Attendance Recommended
Course Language Italian
Course Location via Noto 8 - Milano
Head of Studies Giorgio Zanchetti
Course Website Programme Description (Italian)

Admission requirements

  • Graduates from the Bachelor Degree course in:
    Cultural Heritage, Disciplines of Figurative Arts, Music, Show Business and Fashion, Philosophy, Geography, Humanistics, Modern Languages and Cultures, Linguistic Mediation, Educational and Training Sciences, Communication Sciences, Computer Sciences and Technologies, Sociology, History, Cultural Heritage Conservation and Restoration Technologies.
  • Graduates from other Bachelor Degree categories with a study pathway that is compatible with the course.
  • Holders of a Music School Diploma in Musicology, Composition, Composition with the Musicology pathway, Orchestral Conducting, Choral Music and Choral Conducting, Vocal Polyphony, Organ and Organ Composition as study syllabus for the above diplomas envisages passing the various examinations in musicology, history and literature, and a foreign language examination.

Course Objectives

The Master's Degree Course in Music, Theatre and Film (in partnership with the “G. Verdi” School of Music, Milan) allows to develop in-depth historical and theoretical knowledge of music and of its modes and tools of dissemination; solid knowledge of linguistic, philological and historical subjects; skills to make use of the principal computer-based tools for musical, drama and cinema publications, and technological support for composition, interpretation, electronic stringed instruments, musicological analysis; a heritage of techniques and experiences in the various sectors of musical show business, drama and cinema on which students can focus (historical, pedagogical, technological, computer-based, conservative, publishing, journalistic, productive, etc.).

Graduates will be able to critically apply said know-how and skills both with an exegetic and didactic approach, and in view of designing and creating works, showing advanced skills in the sectors of ideation, production and organisation of events, of the management of theatres and cinemas.

They must be able to make use of the principal audiovisual, computer and telematic communication tools for documentation, scientific study and communication (regarding the musical, theatrical and cinematographic performance). Graduates will also be fluent in one language of the European Union, besides Italian, both written and oral, also with reference to specialised lexicon of music and of the show business.

Career and Employment

Graduates from the Master's Degree Course in Music, Theatre and Film will be able to:

  • Participate in a call for entry to access higher standards of scientific research and specialised teaching in the university framework (doctoral research schools, master's degrees, specialisation schools and other);
  • Hold high responsibility positions in public and private institutions, libraries, archives (hardcopy, sound and audiovisual), museums and organologic and discographic collections, production facilities (theatres, record labels and concert institutions) and, anyhow, to operate within institutions and companies that are concerned in various capacities in the musical, theatrical and cinematographic heritage (film libraries);
  • Carry out freelance activities even in the field of printed, radio-television and multimedia communications, and in specialised activities as historian and critic of shows;
  • Find employment in the field of ideation, production and organisation of musical, theatrical and cinematographic shows.

Taking into account the legislative and regulatory frameworks that are currently being redefined, graduates can also be directed towards teaching music, musicology and show business sciences in Universities, Music Schools and secondary schools.