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Music Information Science  Informatica musicale

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L-31 Computer science
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply.
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Highly recommended
Course Language Italian
Course Location Lecture rooms in Città Studi - Milano
Departments in Via Comelico 39/41 - Milano
Head of Studies Alessandro Rizzi
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The degree programme in Musical Information Technology is designed to provide students with a solid knowledge basis grounded on an in-depth understanding of the main computer technology sectors associated with musical heritage, multimediality, internet and databases, training in semiotics and formal linguistics, and a firm theoretical and practical command of the multidisciplinary technologies and methodologies connected with the various fields of musical information technology.

The primary goal of the course is to equip graduates with the knowledge and methodologies required both to prepare them for further study and to enable them to assimilate new advances in science and technology and handle issues associated with the application of musical information technologies, at an advanced level.

The degree programme in Musical Information Technology also aims to offer specific professional training geared at the acquisition of solid competences and operational and practical skills which can be put to immediate use in the world of work. Particular reference is paid to the transfer and application of scientific and technological know-how in the field of musical composition.

The professional training provided is designed to equip graduates with technical and practical competences, and to prepare them to assume expert roles in specific sectors (communication firms, publishing, musical and multimedia production and post-production, the new media, electronic commerce, television, fixed network and mobile telecommunications, advertising, cultural heritage, education and training).

Career and Employment

In terms of career opportunities, graduates can work as part of a team, with a set degree of autonomy, and can quickly integrate themselves into new working environments, both at a European and non-European level. They can assume specialist technical and scientific roles in various fields, engaging in occupations such as the design and production of services and systems based on the integration of technological solutions for the processing of musical information.

The degree programme presents graduates with a wealth of different career opportunities in a rapidly evolving market, in relation to technological, communication, economic and legal aspects.

The course trains graduates to enter new professional roles such as:  

  • specialists in the application of computer technologies in the field of musical publishing and the new media
  • specialists in the application of computer technologies in the field of musical communication through mobile devices and networks
  • specialists in the application of computer technology in the analysis, processing and synthesis of musical scores
  • specialists in the application of computer technologies in the field of sound analysis, processing and synthesis.