Computer Science for New Media Comunications
The degree programme in Computer Science for New Media Communications provides students with knowledge of computer science applied to communication mediated by technology. Specifically, besides the basic courses in computer science and mathematics, it offers courses in computer graphics, multimedia settings, theory of signals, of visual communication and of mobile and Web design.
Graduates designs and creates systems focused on the Web, on mobile and distributed applications, on interaction, multimedia systems and informative systems according to communication methods and technologies. Theory and practice In the training programme provided by this degree course, ample space is devoted to the fundamental disciplines of computer science; these teachings are instrumental to the acquisition of notions and theoretical concepts that allow us to master both current and future technologies.
The theoretical teachings are supported by others of a more applicative nature that allow students to acquire skills and competences which can be immediately suitable. Starting from the first year, students will attend computer lab sessions where, supported by teachers, they put into practice what they have learned in theory lessons. Furthermore, students are required to develop projects, including working in groups, such as – for example – studying and analyzing social media, creating smartphone apps, processing images and videos.
The course is designed to train graduates who:
- possess a broad spectrum of knowledge of computer science, who will acquire skills in design, development and management of communication systems in various application dominions;
- are familiar with the scientific investigation method, possess good modelling skills, and can understand and use mathematical tools to underpin computer skills and communication models;
- are able to use English in their dedicated field of expertise and to exchange general information;
- are able to carry out team work, operate autonomously and easily step into the employment framework.
The degree programme provides the elements of design methodologies and development techniques for Web and mobile applications, and applications in the multimedia sector.
It also provides the basic culture required to adjust to the ongoing evolution of the subject. Graduates in Computer Science for New Media Communications can be employed in the cultural productions industry and related services, corporate communication services, political and social communication services, advertising companies, public and private companies.
Graduates can deal with problems related to the following activities:
- development of Web applications;
- management of the production and distribution chain of digital multimedia chains;
- multimedia publishing;
- development of mobile applications, portable and distributed systems;
- design and assessment of Web-based communication;
- acquisition, compression, encoding and transmission of multimedia information;
- integration of software systems and standardisation of multimedia sources;
- technical aspects for the production of multimedia content;
- development and testing of intelligent interfaces and systems to interact with the user;
- programming of basic and dedicated computer systems.
Admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
Access is subject to passing a test (TOLC-S, CISIA OnLine Test) which will give rise to a merit ranking.
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
Students who do not pass the entrance examination on mathematics, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme Structure.
OFA: English language
Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English.
Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
Altre sedi di svolgimento delle lezioni: Settore Didattico, via Celoria 20; Settore Didattico, via Golgi 19; Didatteca, via Venezian 15.
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come: