Music, Theatre and Film

musica
Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-45 - Musicology and musical heritage
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The goal of the Master's degree programme in Music, theatre, and film is to train graduates with a specific set of skills, both theoretical and technical, as well as a set of methods and operational techniques, relating to historical phenomena, and contemporary developments of cultural heritage, and communication through music, theatre, and film, viewed as the totality of the various components that come to fruition as one artistic whole. Given its dual nature as both theory and practice, the degree programme also aims to provide far-reaching but thorough training in the methodology and its application. Graduates will be in a position to assume a leadership role as an industry professional.
The level of specialised knowledge and skills reached will allow graduates of the Master's degree programme in Music, theatre, and film to find high-level employment at institutions in the public and private sector, libraries, archives (whether hard copy, sound, or audio-visual), museums and organological and discographic collections, as well as through production houses (theatres, recording studios, and concert venues), at institutions operating in the field of communication and live performance, in the field of cultural-dissemination, or within publishing (traditional or multimedia), as well as work in entities and businesses howsoever connected to music, theatre, and film (film libraries). Graduates may go into business for themselves in these fields. They may also find employment in print media, radio / tv, or multimedia, or specialise as a theatre critic or historian, or become a researcher for the film or audiovisual industry. Graduates who have earned a Master's degree may also work in the field of event conception, planning, and production specifically for music, theatre, and film. They may also specialise (insofar as the currently in-flux statutory and regulatory framework allows) to teach music, musicology, and performing-arts studies at a university, conservatory, or secondary school.
The training of the graduate of this Master's degree programme may, furthermore, represent the launchpad for other academic paths as university scholars and researchers (PhDs).
At the end of the programme, a Master's degree in Music, theatre, and film studies (Master's degree in Musicology and musical heritage - LM 45) is awarded.
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The Degree programme provides its students Erasmus+ Programme opportunities at international universities in Europe belonging to the following linguistic areas: French, English, German, Spanish, along with a Portuguese university offering English-language coursework. Available campuses: 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 discipline, and for each campus, outgoing Erasmus students are offered three- to ten-month programme options, during which the student may sit for for-credit exams, which will then fully transfer into their own study plan. Students in a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme may also use their time abroad to prepare their thesis, with academic credit covered by their Erasmus scholarship.
Each year, all educational activities contemplated in the programme will be presented to interested students by the Erasmus contact person at an informational session; the data and educational information needed to submit the Learning Agreement are collected in designated forms posted each year to the Erasmus pages on the Faculty of Humanities' site. (https://www.unimi.it/it/internazionale/studiare-allestero/partire-con-e…).
For incoming Erasmus students, the degree programme ensures the possibility of attending all lectures in Italian: students may arrange to have their programme be partially or entirely in English by contacting the individual instructor.
We have also launched a number of instructor exchanges, where our professors travel abroad to campuses as visiting professors, and their international counterparts come to teach in the Department of Cultural Heritage and Environment.

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 Undefined
a - 6 credits in one of the following disciplines
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/10
French literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
German literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/13
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 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
Italian language and music lyrics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
b - 6 credits in one of the following disciplines
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Aesthetics of music and performing art 6 40 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
History of radio and television 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
Social history of theatre and drama 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian Undefined M-STO/04
c - 30 credits between the following disciplines (5 disciplines of 6 credits each)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Techniques of modal and tonal composition 6 45 Italian L-ART/07
Methodology of musical criticism 6 40 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Historiography of music 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
History of music theory 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Music and cultural practice in the age of mass media 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Musical anthropology 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/08
Musical philology 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Organology 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Analysis of the compositional processes - Methodologies 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Computer music notation 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Computer-assisted music composition 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Contemporary techniques of composition 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Electroacoustic music history 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Instrumentation and orchestration 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Pedagogy of music 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Sociology of music 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Musical palaeography 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
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 credits among the following disciplines (6 + 6 credits), only if not previously chosen
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Techniques of modal and tonal composition 6 45 Italian L-ART/07
Diplomatics 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/09
History of contemporary drama 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/05
History of medieval art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/01
Latin language 6 40 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Latin literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
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
Archival records management 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Documentary Cinema 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Filmology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Historiography of music 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of modern art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/02
History of music theory 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
History of Photography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of printing and publishing 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
History of scenography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/05
Modern history 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
Music and cultural practice in the age of mass media 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Musical anthropology 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/08
Musical philology 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Organology 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Analysis of the compositional processes - Methodologies 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Bibliography 9 60 Italian Undefined M-STO/08
Computer music notation 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Computer-assisted music composition 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Contemporary techniques of composition 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian Undefined M-DEA/01
Electroacoustic music history 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Instrumentation and orchestration 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Pedagogy of music 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Sociology of music 6 45 Italian Undefined L-ART/07
Greek literature 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/02
Musical palaeography 6 45 Italian L-ART/07
f - Students also have the following options:
- 9 credits to be allocated to other electives amongst those offered by the University of Milan, or to take a second year's course in a subject area, to be arranged with the instructor, of classes completed during the Bachelor's degree programme;

- 9 credits to be allocated to an educational workshop in music and performance, or to a workshop or internship in a performing-arts or music-related field.
g - By the end of the first academic year, students must decide on the topic for their Master's degree thesis in coordination with an instructor from an eligible subject within the degree programme. Together, student and instructor must develop a plan for the sequence of student-chosen coursework.
Once the required 93 academic credits have been earned as required by these rules, the student will be eligible for the final examination to earn their Master's degree.
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Prova finale 27 0 Italian Undefined
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Study plan tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts
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Application period: from 03-10-2020 to 08-28-2020
Enrolment period: from 04-15-2020 to 09-30-2020

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