Music Information Science

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-31 - Scienze e tecnologie informatiche (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

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).

In addition, students are required to develop projects, including working in groups, such as – for example – the realization of editing, mixing and mastering of a piece or the creation of plug-ins for score editing software or for Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).

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. 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;
  • IT expert in publishing, discography, web and new media.

Application and admission: : Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply .

Access is subject to passing a test (TOLC-S, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it ) which will give rise to a merit ranking.

Additional learning obligations (OFA)

OFA: Disciplines

Students who do not pass the entrance examination on maths, 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 must have 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.

Highly recommended

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Computer programming 12 120 Italian
Continuous mathematics 12 112 Italian
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
Semiotics of music 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Acoustic 9 72 Italian
Computer architecture i 6 48 Italian
Elements of musical goods economics 6 48 Italian
Musical perception models 6 48 Italian
First year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Computer science applied to sound 12 96 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Algorithms and data structures 6 48 Italian
Databases 6 48 Italian
Operating systems 6 48 Italian
Signal processing 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Computer science applied to music 18 144 Italian
Statistics and data analysis 6 60 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Computer networks 6 48 Italian
Elements of musical information law 6 48 Italian
Techniques for musical publishing 6 48 Italian
Web programming 6 48 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Training 15 Italian
Final exam 3 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Cryptography i 6 48 Italian
Digital image processing 6 48 Italian
Information systems 6 48 Italian
Multimedia information 12 96 Italian
Multimedia publishing 6 48 Italian
Programming languages 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Declarative programming 6 48 Italian
Discrete mathematics 6 56 Italian
Language and compilers 6 48 Italian
New media sociology 6 48 Italian
Operations research 6 48 Italian
Scientific vision 6 48 Italian
Security and privacy 6 48 Italian
Technologies for the restoration of musical information 6 48 Italian
Study plan rules
2 - Free choice courses.
Students will have to achieve 12 free cfu among the courses of the previous tables, among the following courses activated by the Department, or among all the courses activated by the university.
Students can request the recognition of credits for training activities at external institutions, presenting a certification. Each certification can give rise to a maximum of 3 credits, and up to 2 certifications can be recognized. The students who intend to request the recognition of the certifications must complete the "application" form available on the page http://www.unimi.it/studenti/segreterie/963.htm and send ver to the secretary of his / her degree together with a copy of the certifications achieved.
The evaluation will be carried out by a special commission based on the following parameters:
- Validity: the certification must have been obtained for a maximum of 5 years.
- Specificity: the object of the certification must be those referable to those required by the degree course in which the student is regularly enrolled.
- Specialization: the certification must concern specialized and / or professional skills.
- Level: the certification must attest to skills of a medium or advanced level. Basic and entry level certifications are excluded.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Cryptography i 6 48 Italian First semester
Digital image processing 6 48 Italian First semester
Information systems 6 48 Italian First semester
Multimedia information 12 96 Italian First semester
Multimedia publishing 6 48 Italian First semester
Programming languages 6 48 Italian First semester
Declarative programming 6 48 Italian Second semester
Discrete mathematics 6 56 Italian Second semester
Language and compilers 6 48 Italian Second semester
New media sociology 6 48 Italian Second semester
Operations research 6 48 Italian Second semester
Scientific vision 6 48 Italian Second semester
Security and privacy 6 48 Italian Second semester
Technologies for the restoration of musical information 6 48 Italian Second semester
1 - Table 1. Students must obtain 6 credits from the following courses for the guided choice.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Multimedia publishing 6 48 Italian First semester
Discrete mathematics 6 56 Italian Second semester
New media sociology 6 48 Italian Second semester
Technologies for the restoration of musical information 6 48 Italian Second semester
Vengono illustrate le propedeuticità obbligatorie e consigliate tra i corsi che garantiscono un percorso d'apprendimento ottimale.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
ACOUSTIC CONTINUOUS MATHEMATICS (optional)
ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory), CONTINUOUS MATHEMATICS (optional)
COMPUTER NETWORKS OPERATING SYSTEMS (optional)
COMPUTER SCIENCE APPLIED TO MUSIC ACOUSTIC (optional), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory), SEMIOTICS OF MUSIC (optional)
COMPUTER SCIENCE APPLIED TO SOUND ACOUSTIC (optional), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
DATABASES COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (optional)
OPERATING SYSTEMS COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE I (optional), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (optional)
SIGNAL PROCESSING CONTINUOUS MATHEMATICS (compulsory)
STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS CONTINUOUS MATHEMATICS (compulsory)
TECHNIQUES FOR MUSICAL PUBLISHING COMPUTER SCIENCE APPLIED TO MUSIC (optional)
WEB PROGRAMMING COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory), DATABASES (optional)
Sede
Milano
Sedi didattiche
Sede dei corsi di area informatica: via Celoria 18 - Milano.
Altre sedi di svolgimento delle lezioni: Settore Didattico, via Celoria 20; Settore Didattico, via Golgi 19; Didatteca, via Venezian 15.
Sedi laboratori
Laboratorio informatico (silab) presso il Dipartimento di Informatica, via Celoria 18: http://www.silab.di.unimi.it/
Laboratorio di Informatica musicale (LIM) presso il Dipartimento di Informatica, via Celoria 18: http://www.lim.di.unimi.it/
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

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:

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:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 150 plus 5 reserved to extra UE students, 1 reserved to Marco Polo students


Session: 1


Call for applications: how to do


Application period: from 06-24-2019 to 07-24-2019
Enrolment period: from 07-26-2019 to 08-05-2019


Session: 2


Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 08-09-2019 to 09-13-2019
Enrolment period: from 09-17-2019 to 09-23-2019