Liberal Studies in Communication

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-20 - Communication studies
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The degree programme in Communication Studies aims to develop theoretical as well as technico-practical skills and to train professionals able to access the world of information and communication. Students will acquire a sound general knowledge in the field of multimedia communication (radio, television, cinema, newspapers, internet, etc.) with specific reference to those communication networks joining aesthetic and philosophical thinking, the sociological and historical tradition and entertainment.
Career:

the competence gained during the course will allow graduate students in Communication Studies to work in various professional fields and perform activities related to the world of communication and public relations;

in particular, the course trains for the positions of magazine and news service collaborator, public relations supervisor, tourism promoter, media buyer, media planner, advertising programmer, public relations executive, sponsorship expert, advertising expert, visualizer, meeting planner, conference planner, party planner, reception planner, professional in charge of conference centre activities or of public relations in sports events, and for other positions in the recreational and cultural services;

after a two-year training period to be spent either attending one of the Order of Journalists Schools or attending acknowledged specialised academic learning courses, and upon passing the National final exam, graduates in Communication Studies can work as professional journalists.
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission requirements

This is a capped-enrolment programme, with a total of 250 spaces available.
In order to successfully follow educational activities, students holding a secondary-school diploma must prove Italian language proficiency, good general knowledge and logical skills. These skills will be assessed through an admission test, with a minimum passing score as set out in the call for applications.

Skills assessment

Access to the programme is subject to a selection test: TOLC-SU (CISIA Online Test - Humanities), administered by CISIA (Interuniversity Consortium for Integrated Access Systems). Candidates can sit for the TOLC-SU test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA.

Two test sessions will be available for admission into the programme: a spring session (100 spaces), and a summer session (150 spaces). The TOLC-SU test procedures will be set out in the call for applications to be posted on the University website at the following link: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequentare-un-corso-di-laurea/iscriversi/iscriversi-una-prima-laurea .

Information on the TOLC-SU test is available on the University website at the following link:
https://www.unimi.it/en/node/1175/ .

Additional learning requirements (OFA)

Students who achieved an overall score lower than 25/50 in the first three sections and scored less than 15/30 in the "Written comprehension and Italian language proficiency" section will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA). Any OFA will have to be fulfilled within the first year of the programme through remedial activities specifically planned by the University. For an overview of remedial activities and any failure to meet OFA, please visit the programme website.
Further details will be made available in the call for applications on the webpage: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequentare-un-corso-di-laurea/iscriversi/iscriversi-una-prima-laurea https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequentare-un-corso-di-laurea/iscriversi/iscriversi-una-prima-laurea .

Our undergraduate course offers the opportunity to live a learning experience abroad, through the Erasmus Plus Program, for a period of 5-6 months, in various campuses in Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Finland and the UK, with the possibility to either extend or repeat the experience up to 12 months in total. It is addressed to students interested in activities such as attending courses, doing research and writing theses, in academic disciplines that fall within the information and communication sciences, the publishing sciences, the fine arts and performing arts.
In particular, our university has active international cooperation agreements with the universities of Cardiff, Stockholm, Helsinki, all of which offer courses entirely taught in English; with the Spanish universities of Barcelona, Madrid and Zaragoza; with French campuses in Paris, Lille, Montpellier, Le Mans, Avignon; and with Wroclaw in Poland and Heidelberg University, Germany.
Exams taken abroad, research activity and dissertations will get credit recognition after agreeing upon a learning plan with the host university. Before leaving, students define a learning agreement according to the exams they intend to take and the activities they will engage in at the partner university, in line with their Italian curriculum.
The undergraduate course also promotes the Erasmus Plus Traineeship Program, which also includes mobility for graduate students (within 12 months of obtaining their degrees) enabling them to visit foreign institutions (to be determined on a case by case basis), for a traineeship period that, upon mutual agreement, will be recognized through university credits and recorded in the 'Europass' document.

Recommended, not mandatory.

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Contemporary history 12 80 Italian M-STO/04
Optional
History and criticism of the cinema 9 60 Italian L-ART/06
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basic information technology for the humanities 6 40 Italian INF/01
English 9 60 Italian L-LIN/12
History of the theatre and drama 9 60 Italian L-ART/05
Optional
Theory and analysis of cinematographic language 9 60 Italian L-ART/06
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
a - 9 credits to be acquired in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History and criticism of the cinema 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/06
Theory and analysis of cinematographic language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
b - 6 credits to be acquired in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Communications theory and techniques in journalism 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
Sociology of communications 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
Theory and techniques in advertising and image 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
Web communication theory and techniques 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
c - 6 credits to be acquired in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Economic history 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
Economics and history of globalization 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
French literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
German literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/13
History of Political Communication (Modern and Contemporary Era) 9 60 Italian First semester SPS/02
History of printing and publishing 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Italian literature 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/10
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Archival studies 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Bibliography 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
English literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/10
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of modern and contemporary music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
History of political doctrines 9 60 Italian Second semester SPS/02
Institutional History of Media 9 60 Italian Second semester SPS/03
Poetics and rhetoric 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
Literary communication in Twentieth-century Italy 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/11
Theoretical linguistics 9 60 Italian L-LIN/01
Optional
Constitutional law 6 40 Italian IUS/09
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Media Law 6 40 Italian IUS/09
Study plan rules
e - 6 credits to be acquired in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Constitutional law 6 40 Italian First semester IUS/09
Administrative and environment law 6 40 Italian Second semester IUS/10
Media Law 6 40 Italian Second semester IUS/09
f - 6 credits to be acquired in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Communications theory and techniques in journalism 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
Sociology of communications 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
Theory and techniques in advertising and image 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
Web communication theory and techniques 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
g - 12 credits to be acquired in free choice courses
3 credits to be acquired in a laboratory or in the verification of knowledge of a second language of the European Union, for which reference is made to Servizio Linguistico dell'Ateneo di Milano (SLAM)
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Semiotics 9 60 Italian M-FIL/05
Theories of language and the mind 9 60 Italian M-FIL/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Italian language and communication 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/12
Optional
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian M-DEA/01
Economic Institutions 6 40 Italian SECS-P/01
History of journalism 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
History of radio and television 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
Political economics 6 40 Italian SECS-P/01
Social and Environmental Psychology 9 60 Italian M-PSI/05
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 9 0 Italian
Study plan rules
h1 - 6 credits to be acquired in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
Economic Institutions 6 40 Italian Second semester SECS-P/01
Political economics 6 40 Italian Second semester SECS-P/01
Social and Environmental Psychology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-PSI/05
i - 9 credits to be acquired in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of journalism 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of radio and television 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
l - 18 credits (9+9) to be acquired from the following subjects, if not already taken.
(Attention: Archivistica, Bibliografia e Biblioteconomia are alternatives to each other; Economia e storia della globalizzazione e Storia economica are alternatives to each other)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Economic history 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
Economics and history of globalization 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
French literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
German literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/13
History of Political Communication (Modern and Contemporary Era) 9 60 Italian First semester SPS/02
History of printing and publishing 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Italian literature 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/10
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Archival studies 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Bibliography 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
English literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/10
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of modern and contemporary music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
History of political doctrines 9 60 Italian Second semester SPS/02
Institutional History of Media 9 60 Italian Second semester SPS/03
Poetics and rhetoric 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
m - 3 credits to be acquired with an internship
3 credits to be acquired in a laboratory or, if not already taken, in the verification of knowledge of a second language of the European Union, for which reference is made to Servizio Linguistico dell'Ateneo di Milano (SLAM)
h - 9 credits to be acquired in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Semiotics 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/05
Theories of language and the mind 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/05
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Economic history 9 60 Italian SECS-P/12
Economics and history of globalization 9 60 Italian SECS-P/12
French literature 9 60 Italian L-LIN/03
German literature 9 60 Italian L-LIN/13
History of Political Communication (Modern and Contemporary Era) 9 60 Italian SPS/02
History of printing and publishing 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Italian literature 12 80 Italian L-FIL-LET/10
Librarianship 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Administrative and environment law 6 40 Italian IUS/10
Archival studies 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Bibliography 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Communications theory and techniques in journalism 6 40 Italian SPS/08
English literature 9 60 Italian L-LIN/10
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian L-ART/03
History of modern and contemporary music 9 60 Italian L-ART/07
History of political doctrines 9 60 Italian SPS/02
Institutional History of Media 9 60 Italian SPS/03
Poetics and rhetoric 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
Sociology of communications 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Theory and techniques in advertising and image 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Web communication theory and techniques 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Study plan rules
d -
Location
Milano
Course locations
Via Festa del Perdono, 7 20122 Milano - Via Noto, 8 20141 Milano
Laboratory locations
Via Festa del Perdono, 7 20122 Milano - Via Noto, 8 20141 Milano

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  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
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  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

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  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 250 + 10 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 07/05/2020 to 15/06/2020

Application for matriculation: from 18/06/2020 to 08/07/2020

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 15/07/2020 to 09/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 12/10/2020 to 15/10/2020

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