Music, Theatre and Film

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Music, Theatre and Film
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Master programme
LM-45 - Musicology and musical heritage
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The objective of the Master's degree programme in Music, Theatre and Film is to train graduates with highly specialist scientific, theoretical, technical, methodological and operational skills, relating to historical phenomenologies and contemporary developments in the field of music, theatre and film heritage and communication across their artistic, at times merging, components. Due to its dual nature, theoretical and practical, the degree programme also aims at training full-fledged graduates, both in terms of methodologies and applications, who can work as top executives or highly skilled professionals.
The level of knowledge and specialist skills achieved will allow Master's graduates of Music, Theatre and Film to work in top positions in public and private institutions, libraries, paper, audio and audiovisual archives, museums and organological and record collections, production facilities (theatres, record producers and concert institutions), in communication and live entertainment institutions, in the field of cultural dissemination or traditional and multimedia publishing, and in institutions and companies in various capacities engaging in the field of music, theatre and cinema heritage (film libraries). Graduates may work as free-lance professionals in the above industries, as well as in the press, radio, television and multimedia communication. They may also specialize as show critics, historians or as researchers for the film and audiovisual industry. Moreover, graduates may find employment in the field of designing, producing and organizing spectacular musical, theatrical and cinematographic events. They may also become certified teachers of music in upper-secondary schools, in compliance with current legislative and regulatory frameworks.
Graduates of this degree programme may as well further their studies to be trained as academic scholars and researchers (PhD).
Upon completion of the programme, students will earn a Master's degree in Music, Theatre and Film
(Master's degree class in Musicology and musical heritage - LM 45).

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
The degree programme provides its students with specific Erasmus+ opportunities at European universities in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, plus a university in Poland and a university in Portugal where courses are taught in English. Available locations: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck; Universität Wien - Institut fur Musikwissenschaft; Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse; Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III; Université de Paris Sorbonne - Paris IV UFR de Musique et Musicologie; Université François Rabelais Tours; Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main - Institut fur Musikwissenschaft; Uniwersytet Łodzky- Institute of Theory of Literature, Theatre and Audiovisual Art; Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Cardiff University - School of Music; University of Strathclyde Glasgow; Universidad de Valladolid. For each location, Erasmus outgoing students have options ranging from 3 to 10 months, during which they can follow courses and take exams that will be recognized as an integral part of the degree programme. They can also combine this activity with research for the preparation of their Master's thesis, which will count towards the number of credits covered by the Erasmus scholarship. Every year, all teaching activities included in the programme are presented to interested students by the Erasmus manager in a specific informative meeting. The data and educational information required for submitting the Learning Agreement are also collected in special information sheets posted to the Erasmus page of the Faculty of Humanities https://www.unimi.it/en/node/12884/

If you are and incoming Erasmus student, you can attend all classes in Italian. If you wish, you can agree with individual instructors on a programme partly or entirely in English. Moreover, teaching staff exchange agreements are in place with many partner universities, including visiting professor programmes for our faculty members abroad and for foreign colleagues at our institution, within the programmes of the Department of Cultural and Environmental Heritage.

Attendance is highly recommended for courses.

Attendance is mandatory for laboratories.

Enrollment

Qualifications and knowledge required for admission

The following candidates may be admitted to the Master's degree programme in Music, Theatre and Film, subject to an assessment of basic music knowledge and curricular requirements:

1) Bachelor's graduates of the following degree classes:

L-01 Cultural heritage studies

L-03 Visual, music and performing arts, and fashion studies

L-05 Philosophy

L-06 Geography

L-10 Humanities

L-11 Modern languages and civilizations

L-12 Language mediation

L-19 Education and training studies

L-20 Communication

L-31 computer science

L-40 Sociology

L-42 History

L-43 Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage

provided they have the required basic music skills and have earned at least 36 credits (CFU) in the following

academic fields (SSD):

- at least 18 CFU in: L-ART/07 - Musicology and history of music, L-ART/08 - Ethnomusicology;

- at least 18 CFU in: INF/01 - Computer science, IUS/10 - Administrative law, L-ART/01- History of

medieval art, L- ART/02 - History of modern art, L-ART/03 - History of contemporary art, L-ART/04 -

Museology and art criticism and restoration, L-ART/05 - Performing arts, L-ART/06 - Cinema,

photography and television, L-ART/07 - Musicology and history of music, L-ART/08 - Ethnomusicology, L-FILLET/02 - Greek language and literature, L-FIL-LET/04 - Latin language and literature, L-FIL-LET/08 -

Medieval Latin and humanistic literature, L-FIL-LET/09 - Romance philology and linguistics, L-FIL-LET/10 -

Italian literature, L-FIL-LET/11 - Contemporary Italian literature, L-FIL-LET/12 Italian linguistics, L-FIL-LET/13

- Philology of Italian literature, L-FIL-LET/14 - Literary criticism and comparative literature, L-ANT/02 -

Greek history, L-ANT/03 - Roman history, L-LIN/01 - Glottology and linguistics, L-LIN/03 French literature,

L-LIN/04 - French language and translation, L-LIN/05 - Spanish literature, L-LIN/06 -

Hispanic-American languages and literatures, L-LIN/07 - Spanish language and translation, L-LIN/08 -

Portuguese and Brazilian literature, L-LIN/09 - Portuguese and Brazilian languages and translation, L-LIN/10 - English literature, L-LIN/11 Anglo-American languages and literature, L-LIN/12 - English language and translation, L-LIN/13 - German literature, L-LIN/14 - German language and translation, L-LIN/21 - Slavic studies, M-GGR/01- Geography, M-DEA/01 - Demo-ethno-anthropological disciplines, M-STO/01 - Medieval history, M-STO/02 - Modern history, M-STO/04 - Contemporary history, M-STO/07 - History of Christianity and churches, MSTO/08 - Archival studies, bibliography and librarianship, MSTO/09 Paleography, M-FIL/01 - Theoretical philosophy, M-FIL/02 - Logic and philosophy of science, M-FIL/03 - Moral philosophy, MFIL/04 - Aesthetics, M-FIL/05 - Philosophy and theory of languages, M-FIL/06 - History of philosophy, M-FIL/07 - History of ancient philosophy, MFIL/08 - History of medieval philosophy, M-PED/01 - General and social pedagogy, M-PED/02 - History of pedagogy, M-PED/03 - Special didactics and pedagogies, M-PED/04 - Experimental pedagogy, M-PSI/01 - General psychology, M-PSI/04 - Developmental psychology and educational psychology, M-PSI/05 - Social psychology, SECS-P/10 Business organization, SECS-P/12 - Economic history, SPS/02 - History of political doctrines, SPS/07 - General sociology, SPS/08 - Sociology of culture and communication;

2) Graduates of other degree classes who have the required basic music skills and have earned at least 48 credits (CFU) in the following academic fields (SSD):

- at least 18 CFU in: L-ART/07 - Musicology and history of music, L-ART/08 - Ethnomusicology;

- at least 30 CFU in: INF/01 - Computer science, IUS/10 - Administrative law, L-ART/01- History of

medieval art, L- ART/02 - History of modern art, L-ART/03 - History of contemporary art, L-ART/04 -

Museology and art criticism and restoration, L-ART/07 - Musicology and history of music, L-ART/08 -

Ethnomusicology, L-ART/05 - Performing arts, L-ART/06 - Cinema, photography and television, L-FILLET/01, - Aegean civilization, L-FIL-LET/02 - Greek language and literature, L- FIL-LET/03, - Italic, Illyrian,

Celtic philology, L-FIL-LET/04 - Latin language and literature, L-FIL-LET/05 - Classical philology, L-FIL-LET/06 -

Ancient Christian literature, L-FIL-LET/07 - Byzantine civilization, L-FIL-LET/08 - Medieval Latin and

humanistic literature, L-FIL-LET/09 - Romance philology and linguistics, L-FIL-LET/10 - Italian literature, L-FILLET/11 - Contemporary Italian literature, L-FIL-LET/12 - Italian linguistics, L-FIL-LET/13 - Philology

of Italian literature, L-FIL-LET/14 - Literary criticism and comparative literature, L-FIL-LET/15 -

Germanic philology, LLIN / 01, - Glottology and linguistics, L-LIN/02 - Teaching of modern languages, L-LIN/ 03 - French literature, L-LIN/04 - French language and translation, L-LIN/05 - Spanish literature, L-LIN/

06 - Hispanic-American languages and literatures, L-LIN/07 - Spanish language and translation, L-LIN/08 -

Portuguese and Brazilian literature, L-LIN/09 - Portuguese and Brazilian languages and translation, L-LIN/10 - English literature, L-LIN/11 - Anglo-American languages and literatures, L-LIN/12 - English language and translation, L-LIN/13 - German literature, L-LIN/14 - German language and translation, L-LIN/15 -

Nordic languages and literature, L-LIN/16 - Dutch language and literature, L-LIN/17 - Romanian language and literature, LLIN/18 - Albanian language and literature, L-LIN/19 - Finno-Ugric philology, L-LIN/20 -

neo-Greek language and literature, L-LIN/21 - Slavic studies, M-STO/01 - Medieval history, M-STO/02 - Modern history, M-STO/03 - Eastern European history, M-STO/04 - Contemporary history, M-STO/05 - History of science and techniques, MSTO/06 - History of religions, M-STO/07 - History of Christianity and churches, M-STO/08 - Archival studies, bibliography and librarianship, MSTO/09 - Paleography, M-DEA/01 -

Demo-ethno-anthropological disciplines, M-GGR/01 - Geography, MFIL/01 - Theoretical philosophy, M-FIL/02 - Logic and philosophy of science, M-FIL/03 - Moral philosophy, M-FIL/04 - Aesthetics, M-FIL/05 - Philosophy and theory of languages, MFIL/06 - History of philosophy, M-FIL/07 - History of ancient philosophy , M-FIL/08 - History of medieval philosophy, M-PED/01 - General and social pedagogy, M-PED/02 - History of pedagogy, MPED/03 - Special didactics and pedagogy, M-PED/04 - Experimental pedagogy, M-PSI/01 - General psychology, MPSI/04 - Developmental and educational psychology, M-PSI/05 - Social psychology, M-PSI/07 - Dynamic psychology, SECS-P/10 - Business organization, SECS-P/12 - Economic history, SPS/01 - Political philosophy, SPS/02 - History of political doctrines, SPS/03, - History of political institutions, SPS/04 - Political science, SPS/05, - History of the institutions of the Americas, SPS/06 - History of international relations, SPS/07 - General sociology, SPS/08 - Sociology of culture and communication;

3) Conservatory graduates (first-level graduates or graduates under the old regulations) in Musicology,

Composition, Musicological composition, Orchestra conducting, Choral music and choir conducting, Vocal polyphony, Organ and organ composition, as the curriculum of the aforementioned studies requires students to pass various musicological, historical and literary exams as well as a foreign language exam.

 

Lastly, the following candidates may be admitted to the Master's degree programme in Music, Theatre and Film:

- Other Conservatory graduates and Master's graduates who have the required basic music skills and have earned at least 36 credits in the following academic fields:

- at least 18 CFU in: L-ART/07 - Musicology and history of music, L-ART/08 - Ethnomusicology;

- at least 9 CFU in: L-FIL-LET/10 - Italian literature, L-FIL-LET/11 - Contemporary Italian literature, L-FIL-LET/12 Italian linguistics;

- at least 9 CFU in: L-ART/01 - History of medieval art, L- ART/02 - History of modern art, L-ART/03

 - History of contemporary art, L-ART/04 - Museology and art criticism and restoration, L-ART/05 - Performing arts, L-ART/06 - Cinema, photography and television, M-STO/01 - Medieval history , M-STO/02 - Modern history, MSTO/03 - Eastern European history, MSTO/04 - Contemporary history, M-STO/07 - History of Christianity and churches, M-STO/08 - Archival studies, bibliography and librarianship, M-STO/09 - Paleography, M-DEA/01 - Demo-ethno-anthropological disciplines, M-GGR/01 - Geography, M-FIL/01 - Theoretical philosophy, M-FIL/02 - Logic and philosophy of science, M- FIL/03 - Moral philosophy, M-FIL/04 - Aesthetics, MFIL/05 - Philosophy and theory of languages, M-FIL/06 - History of philosophy, M-FIL/07 - History of ancient philosophy, M-FIL/08 - History of medieval philosophy.

- Graduates who have obtained their degree abroad (international students), following a curriculum of university studies ensuring a sufficient basic knowledge of musicology, music history, music language, Italian and English language proficiency at B1 level or higher under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Candidates holding a foreign degree must apply for admission to the Master's degree programme according to the deadlines and procedures posted to the University web portal (https://www.unimi.it/it/node/183/) for international students.

The adequacy of the educational background of international candidates will be assessed by a special board

based on their curriculum and an interview (which may also take place online for candidates residing abroad): the dates will be posted to the notices section of the degree programme website (https://musicaspettacolo.cdl.unimi.it/it/avvisi) and of the SLAM - University Language Centre website (https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/test-e-corsidi-italiano).

For the purposes of assessing Italian language proficiency, international students holding a certificate of B1 level or higher under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) must submit it through the online admission procedure. Those who do not have one will be required to take a placement test delivered by SLAM, which will take place on the dates listed on the website at https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/test-e-corsi-diitaliano

The list of recognized certificates of Italian language proficiency, with the indication of their respective

duration, is published on the SLAM website at

https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/test-e-corsi-di-italiano

The following students will be waived from the Italian language assessment requirement:

- Those holding a language certificate at a B1 level or higher, as submitted during the admission procedure;

- Those meeting B2 level requirements

In order to obtain their degree, students must be proficient in Italian at a B2 level or higher.

All students who do not have a B2 level will have to attend a workshop of Italian as a foreign language (level B2) and pass the final test before applying for the degree thesis and completing their studies.

The following students will be waived from the Italian language assessment requirement:

- Italian nationals who have obtained a Bachelor's degree abroad;

- Students holding an Italian upper-secondary school diploma (including diplomas earned through a 4- or 5-year programme at an Italian school based abroad);

- Students holding a degree obtained abroad through a study programme mainly taught in Italian;

- Those holding a language certificate at a B2 level or higher, as submitted during the admission procedure.

For all candidates, proficiency in English at a B1 level or higher, under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), is required for admission.

The B1-level requirement will be ascertained by the University Language Centre (SLAM) upon admission

as follows:

- language certificate obtained no more than 3 years earlier, of B1 or higher (for the list of language certificates recognized by the University, see the website, please refer to the website: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenzelinguistiche/placement-test-e-corsi-di-inglese/test-di-ingresso-di-inglese ). The certification must be uploaded during the admission procedure;

- English level achieved during a Bachelor's degree programme through SLAM courses and tests. The

test must have been passed within the last four years. Our offices will perform an internal check, without the applicant having to attach any statements;

- placement test delivered by SLAM, which will take place on the dates posted to the website:

https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test-e-corsi-di-inglese/test-di-ingresso-diinglese

All those who fail to submit a valid certificate or do not meet the required proficiency level will be invited to take the test through the admission procedure.

Candidates who do not sit or pass the placement test will have until December 31, 2021 to obtain and submit a recognized certificate to SLAM.

Students who do not meet the requirement by December 31 will not be admitted to the Master's degree programme and may not sit further tests.

Admission assessment

Admission interview dates are shown on the degree programme website, in the notices section, at: https://musicaspettacolo.cdl.unimi.it/it/avvisi. In order to access the assessment process, all candidates must have obtained their Bachelor's degree before the date set for the interview and submit an application for admission according to the deadlines and procedures that will be published on the university web portal (https://www.unimi.it/node/183/) at the opening of admissions.

Moreover, they will be required to sit for the English language placement test, on the above dates, if

summoned through the admission procedure.

In order to be admitted to the academic year 2021-2022, candidates must meet all the admission requirements (degree, any single exams, English language proficiency ) by December 31, 2021. The application for admission to the Master's degree programme must be submitted no later than August 27, 2021. Enrolment will be open from July 15 to September 30, 2021, while those who graduate by December 31, 2021 must enrol by January 15, 2022.

At the time of submitting the application for admission, students who have not yet graduated and intend to enrol on this programme must have earned at least 130 credits in their Bachelor's degree programme.

Admission

Application for admission: from 12/03/2021 to 27/08/2021

Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2021 to 30/09/2021


Please note

Admitted students who have already graduated must enroll by 30 September 2021, while those who will achieve the qualification or requirements set by 31 December 2021 must enroll by 15 January 2022.

Programme description and courses list
Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
a - 6 CFU in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Italian language and music lyrics 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/12
Spanish Theatre 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/05
American literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/11
British Theatre 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/10
English language 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/12
French Theatre 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/03
German Theatre 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/13
b - 6 CFU in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/04
Aesthetics of music and spectacle 6 40 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
History of radio and television 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
Social history of the spectacle 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
c - 30 CFU across the following subjects (five subjects awarding 6 CFU each)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Historiography of music 6 40 Italian First semester L-ART/07
History of music theory 6 40 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Methodology of musical criticism 6 40 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Anthropology of Music 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/08
Musical cultures and practices in the age of mass media 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Musical philology 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Compositional Analysis 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Computer-based music composition 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Contemporary techniques and compositional languages 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
History of electroacoustic music 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Instrumentation and orchestration 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Pedagogy of music 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Sociology of music 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Music paleography 6 45 Italian L-ART/07
d - 18 credits in two of the following disciplines (9 + 9 credits)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of contemporary drama 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/05
Cinema and Cultural Studies 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Documentary Cinema 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Filmology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
History of scenography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/05
e - 12 CFU across the following subjects (6+6 CFU), other than those previously chosen
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Diplomatics 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/09
Historiography of music 6 40 Italian First semester L-ART/07
History of contemporary drama 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/05
History of medieval art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/01
History of modern art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/02
History of music theory 6 40 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Latin literature (MA) 6 40 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Medieval history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/01
Methodology of musical criticism 6 40 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Russian Theatre 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/21
Anthropology of Music 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/08
Archival records management 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Cinema and Cultural Studies 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
Documentary Cinema 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Filmology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Greek literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/02
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of scenography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/05
Modern history 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
Musical cultures and practices in the age of mass media 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Musical philology 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Compositional Analysis 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Computer-based music composition 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Contemporary techniques and compositional languages 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
History of electroacoustic music 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Instrumentation and orchestration 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Pedagogy of music 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Sociology of music 6 45 Italian Open sessions L-ART/07
Music paleography 6 45 Italian L-ART/07
f - Moreover, the student may allocate:
- 9 CFU to other electives chosen from the courses offered by the different faculties of the University of Milan, or to two-year courses, to be agreed with the instructors of any courses taken during the Bachelor's programme.

- 9 CFU to music, theatre and film workshops and internships. (Foreign students must earn 3 CFU by attending a workshop of Italian as a foreign language and pass the B2-level final test).
g - By the end of the first academic year, the student must agree on the topic of their Master's degree thesis, and discuss electives, with the instructor of a core discipline of the programme.
After earning the required 93 credits, in compliance with these rules, the student may sit the final exam and obtain their Master's degree.
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 27 0 Italian Open sessions
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Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Study plan tutor
Internship tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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