Music Information Science
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)
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.
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: