Publishing and Communication, Fashion Cultures

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Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-92 - Communication theory
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The degree course in Publishing and Communication, Fashion Cultures is designed to:

  • develop professional skills that ensure an overall vision of the productive activities of the publishing system and of its general problems, ranging from production to consumption, with specific reference to book publishing, offering a wide range of options for in-depth study in the various spheres of publishing, considered a study of the transmission of texts and the study of techniques required to publish printed or electronic texts;
  • build linguistic, philosophical, aesthetic, historical, logical and rhetoric skills with special focus on the principles of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and the theoretical and methodological know-how that is useful for a detailed analysis of the communication systems of mediological and sectoral languages, to produce texts in the framework of said languages, to design communication models to be used in the fields of advertising, mass media and corporate communication, also with the support of the telecommunication structures of the University’s Service Center for technologies, multimedia and distance teaching (Centro di servizio per le tecnologie e la didattica universitaria multimediale e a distanza, CTU);
  • build skills focused on training professionals skilled in operating in the framework of fashion, with solid humanistic and interdisciplinary knowledge, able to meet the demand for new emerging professional figures in a field that is now consolidated, concerned not only by strictly commercial effects but also by repercussion in terms of culture and identity of the Italian fashion sector, considered as cultural heritage to be optimised (with specialised communication, archives, museums, conventional and electronic shows, websites, etc.).

The knowledge and skills achieved will enable graduates in Publishing, Communication and Fashion Cultures to carry out a working activity, also in responsible positions, in various sectors of publishing companies and more generally in any public or private organisation that includes publishing activity, as specialists in literary and documentary language disciplines.

The high level of education and knowledge in the history of books, publishing, modern and contemporary editions will allow the inclusion of graduates in Publishing, Communication and Fashion Cultures in the offices dedicated to organizing cultural activities in the various spheres of state, regional and municipal public administration, and to assume positions of responsibility in editorial archives, in public and private libraries and study centers or to engage in self- employment as entrepreneurs and administrators or with managerial functions , especially in publishing companies.

The expected professional opportunities also concern the field of communication and dissemination of knowledge in various fields of mass media and advertising, with a high level of mastery of new technologies. In addition to image management in museums and archives, the organization and care of communication events, the professional profile of graduates in this class of studies will allow the conception and organization of diverse and multidisciplinary cultural events, in which the development of visual and multimedia communication models are ideally applied. Moreover, graduates may find employment in the advertising and mass media sectors (also as managers of advertising and public relations departments), as well as managerial functions in national or international organizations.

Finally, graduates will be able to acquire a highly specialized profile in the fashion sector, unique in the current humanistic landscape, which will allow entry into firms operating at multiple levels in the fashion chains, in Italy and abroad. The acquired cultural and professional skills will also allow them to carry on managerial jobs in fashion newspapers and magazines, specialized agencies, public relations offices, institutional archives, public and private cultural bodies linked to the world of fashion, and will prepare entrepreneurs and managers in manufacturing and commercial fashion companies.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Application and admission Open, subject to entry requirements:

  • Graduates from the Bachelor Degree course in Communication studies (L-20).
  • Graduates from Bachelor Degree courses in the following Scholarly fields: Cultural heritage (L-01), Visual arts, music, performing arts and fashion studies (L-03), Philosophy (L-05), Humanities (L-10), Education and training (L-19), History (L-42) and in the corresponding classes provided for by Ministerial Decree 509/99 who have acquired at least 60 credits in the scientific-disciplinary sectors specified in the Study Manifesto.
  • Graduates from other Bachelor Degree categories, on condition that they have acquired at least 90 credits in the scientific subject sectors specified in the Study Manifesto.

The admission also includes a compulsory test of personal preparation, consisting of a test that will take place in September.

The degree programme provides you with the opportunity to carry out a training experience abroad for a period of 5/6 months at various locations in Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom, with the possibility of extending your stay or repeating the experience for up to 12 months. Under the mobility programme, you may attend courses, do research or work on your degree thesis in subject areas related to information and communication, publishing, entertainment and arts, fashion.

Our partner universities include: Cardiff, Stockholm and Helsinki, where courses are held entirely in English; Barcelona, Madrid and Zaragoza in Spain; numerous institutions in France; Heidelberg in Germany.

We also take part in the Erasmus Plus Placement programme which provides mobility opportunities also for recent graduates (within 12 months from graduation).

Exams taken abroad, research activities and degree thesis work are recognized following a learning agreement with the host institution. You will define the learning agreement prior to departure, based on the courses, exams and activities that you intend to take at the partner university according to the requirements of your Italian study plan.

 

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Contemporary italian literature and publishing system 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/11
Optional
Philosophical Analysis 9 60 English M-FIL/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Digital Publishing 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Social history of theatre and drama 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
Visual culture 6 40 Italian L-ART/06
Optional
Aesthetics of objects 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
Information and web communication science 6 40 Italian INF/01
Media linguistics 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/12
Representation and image theories 6 40 English M-FIL/04
Study plan rules
a - 6 CFU a scelta tra
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Philosophical Analysis 9 60 English First semester M-FIL/05
Information and web communication science 6 40 Italian Second semester INF/01
Media linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
b - 9 CFU a scelta tra
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Aesthetics of objects 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Representation and image theories 6 40 English Second semester M-FIL/04
c - 9 CFU in un insegnamento a scelta
d - 3 CFU acquisiti con un laboratorio
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Theory and techniques of English translation 9 60 Italian L-LIN/12
Theory and techniques of Russian translation 9 60 Italian L-LIN/21
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
18th and 19th century Italian literature 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/11
Contemporary history of political thought 9 60 Italian SPS/02
History of contemporary culture 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
History of literary genres 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/10
Library and Archival History 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Theory and techniques of German translation 9 60 German L-LIN/14
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
History of printing and publishing systems 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Optional
Archival records management 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Comparative literature 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/14
Contact Linguistics 9 60 Italian L-LIN/01
Cultural history of modern age 9 60 Italian M-STO/02
Digital curation 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Economy of the publishing industry 9 60 Italian SECS-P/07
Fashion communication and publishing 6 40 Italian M-STO/04
History of contemporary world 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
Theory and techniques of French translation 9 60 Italian L-LIN/04
Theory and techniques of Spanish translation 9 60 Italian L-LIN/07
Theory of literature 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/14
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Laboratory 3 25 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 24 0 Italian
Study plan rules
e - 6+6 CFU a scelta tra
(ATTENZIONE: Storia della cultura contemporanea e Storia del mondo contemporaneo sono tra loro in alternativa)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Contemporary history of political thought 9 60 Italian First semester SPS/02
History of contemporary culture 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/04
Fashion communication and publishing 6 40 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of contemporary world 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
f - 9 CFU a scelta tra
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Theory and techniques of English translation 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/12
Theory and techniques of Russian translation 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/21
18th and 19th century Italian literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
History of literary genres 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/10
Library and Archival History 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Theory and techniques of German translation 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/14
Archival records management 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Comparative literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
Contact Linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
Cultural history of modern age 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
Digital curation 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Economy of the publishing industry 9 60 Italian Second semester SECS-P/07
Theory and techniques of French translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/04
Theory and techniques of Spanish translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/07
Theory of literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
f1 - 6 CFU Stage
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
18th and 19th century Italian literature 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/11
Contemporary history of political thought 9 60 Italian SPS/02
Contemporary italian literature and publishing system 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/11
History of literary genres 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/10
Philosophical Analysis 9 60 English M-FIL/05
Theories and cultures of advertising 6 40 Italian L-ART/06
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Aesthetics of objects 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
Comparative literature 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/14
Documentary Cinema 9 60 Italian L-ART/06
Filmology 9 60 Italian L-ART/06
Information and web communication science 6 40 Italian INF/01
Italian language and music lyrics 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/12
Media linguistics 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/12
Representation and image theories 9 60 English M-FIL/04
Social history of theatre and drama 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
Theory of literature 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/14
Visual culture 6 40 Italian L-ART/06
Study plan rules
g - 9 CFU s scelta tra
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Italian language and music lyrics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
Media linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
h - 6 CFU a scelta tra
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Philosophical Analysis 9 60 English First semester M-FIL/05
Aesthetics of objects 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Representation and image theories 9 60 English Second semester M-FIL/04
i - 9 CFU a scelta tra
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Contemporary history of political thought 9 60 Italian First semester SPS/02
Social history of theatre and drama 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
l - 9 CFU a scelta tra
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
18th and 19th century Italian literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
Contemporary italian literature and publishing system 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
History of literary genres 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/10
Comparative literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
Theory of literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
m - 9 CFU in un insegnamento a scelta
n - 3 CFU acquisiti con un laboratorio
h1 - 6+6 CFU a scelta tra
(ATTENZIONE: Filmologia e Cinematografia documentaria sono tra loro in alternativa)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Theories and cultures of advertising 6 40 Italian First semester L-ART/06
Documentary Cinema 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Filmology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Information and web communication science 6 40 Italian Second semester INF/01
Visual culture 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
French 1 9 60 French L-LIN/04
Russian 1 9 60 Italian L-LIN/21
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Culture of journalism 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Social anthropology 9 60 Italian M-DEA/01
Sources, models and languages of contemporary art 9 60 Italian L-ART/03
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Contact Linguistics 9 60 Italian L-LIN/01
Cultural history of modern age 9 60 Italian M-STO/02
History of Photography 9 60 Italian L-ART/03
Theories and techniques of radio and TV communication 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Laboratory 3 25 Italian
Not specified period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Geography 9 60 Italian M-GGR/01
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 24 0 Italian
Study plan rules
n1 - 6+6 CFU a scelta tra
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Culture of journalism 6 40 Italian First semester SPS/08
Social anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
Theories and techniques of radio and TV communication 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
n2 - 9+9 CFU a scelta tra
(Attenzione: Lingua francese 1 e Lingua russa 1 sono in alternativa tra loro)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
French 1 9 60 French year L-LIN/04
Russian 1 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/21
Sources, models and languages of contemporary art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/03
Contact Linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
Cultural history of modern age 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
History of Photography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
Geography 9 60 Italian M-GGR/01
n4 - 6 CFU stage
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
History and Documentation of Fashion 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
Optional
18th and 19th century Italian literature 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/11
Contemporary italian literature and publishing system 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/11
Theories and cultures of advertising 6 40 Italian L-ART/06
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Aesthetics of objects 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
Media linguistics 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/12
Optional
Documentary Cinema 9 60 Italian L-ART/06
Filmology 9 60 Italian L-ART/06
Information and web communication science 6 40 Italian INF/01
Literature, fashion and costume in contemporary Italy 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/11
Visual culture 6 40 Italian L-ART/06
Study plan rules
p1 - 6+6 CFU a scelta tra
(ATTENZIONE: Filmologia e Cinematografia documentaria sono tra loro in alternativa)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Theories and cultures of advertising 6 40 Italian First semester L-ART/06
Documentary Cinema 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Filmology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Information and web communication science 6 40 Italian Second semester INF/01
Visual culture 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
p2 - 9 CFU a scelta tra
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
18th and 19th century Italian literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
Contemporary italian literature and publishing system 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
Literature, fashion and costume in contemporary Italy 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/11
p3 - 9 CFU insegnamento a scelta
p4 - 3 CFU acquisiti con un laboratorio
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
French 1 9 60 French L-LIN/04
Russian 1 9 60 Italian L-LIN/21
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Culture of journalism 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economy and culture of the fashion system 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
Optional
Contact Linguistics 9 60 Italian L-LIN/01
Digital Publishing 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Fashion communication and publishing 6 40 Italian M-STO/04
History of Photography 9 60 Italian L-ART/03
Social history of theatre and drama 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
Theories and techniques of radio and TV communication 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Laboratory 3 25 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 24 0 Italian
Study plan rules
p5 - 6+6 CFU a scelta tra
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Culture of journalism 6 40 Italian First semester SPS/08
Digital Publishing 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
Fashion communication and publishing 6 40 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
Theories and techniques of radio and TV communication 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
p6 - 9 CFU a scelta tra
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
French 1 9 60 French year L-LIN/04
Russian 1 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/21
Contact Linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
History of Photography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
Social history of theatre and drama 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
p7 - 6 CFU Stage
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
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Internship tutor
Master's degree admission tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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