Science of Cultural Property

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-1 - Cultural heritage
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Open with admission self-assessment test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The degree programme in Science of Cultural Property aims to train graduates who are able to enter the professional arena and perform a variety of distinct tasks, from cataloguing to conservation and safeguarding, from optimising to promoting, all relating to cultural property.
The degree programme therefore aims to provide a baseline education in cultural property, and a survey of history, the humanities, and the sciences as they relate to this field. Particular focus will be placed on cultural assets from archaeology, art, archiving, library, musical, theatre, and film. The graduate's training in this degree programme may prove to be a launch-pad to further university study.
Cultural education in the field of cultural assets opens the door to students' entering any number of professions:
- archive and library assistants
- conference and event planners
- recreation directors and staff
- artistic and literary instructors
- museum, library, and similar technical staff
- art appraisers, experts, and other professionals
- radio / TV, film, and theatre producers
- professional trainers and the like
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to the degree programme in Science of cultural property, you must have a secondary-school diploma or an equivalent qualification obtained abroad. 

The programme also requires good general culture and language skills, as normally achieved in secondary schools focussing on the humanities. More specifically, applicants should know literary history, history, geography and art history, so as to deal with texts and frame literary and artistic phenomena in a broad European cultural context.

Skills assessment

Admission into the programme is subject to a mandatory, non-selective self-assessment test.

This year the degree programme requires the TOLC-SU test by the Cisia Consortium. 

Additional learning requirements (OFA)

Students can enrol regardless of the assessment outcome. Should the candidate fall short of the threshold set forth in the call for applications for the "Written comprehension and Italian language proficiency " section, they will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA). Any OFA will have to be fulfilled within the first year of the programme through remedial activities specifically planned by the University. For an overview of remedial activities and any failure to meet the OFA, please visit the programme website. 

Further details will be made available in the call for applications on the webpage: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequentare-un-corso-di-laurea/iscriversi/iscriversi-una-prima-laurea .

The degree programme in Science of Cultural Property and related Master's degrees have set up a specific scholarship opportunity for the Erasmus+ Programme with study programmes offered through more than twenty international European universities, in the following linguistic areas: French, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, along with countries in Northern and Eastern Europe offering coursework in English. Exchange programmes have also been set up with our university partners. Coursework in subjects falling within the study plan for the degree programmes, and under the aegis of the academic board, are available. These include: Archaeology, Art History, Performing Arts, Music, and Musicology.
For each subject, 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 the 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 through specific informational forms posted each year to the Erasmus pages on the department's site.
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 our department.

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
Laws on cultural heritage 6 40 Italian First semester IUS/10
Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
a - 18 CFU (TWO 9-CFU EXAMS) IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/04
Medieval history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/01
Roman History 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/03
Greek history 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
Modern history 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
b - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Ancient Greece theatre 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/02
Greek literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/02
Latin language 6 40 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Latin literature (Cultural Heritage) 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/04
Romance philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
c - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Integrated and environmental geography 9 60 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
d - 18 CFU (TWO 9-CFU EXAMS) IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Archeology and history of Greek art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Etruscology and italic antiquities 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/06
Prehistory 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/01
Roman archaeology and history of art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/07
e - 18 CFU (TWO 9-CFU EXAMS) IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
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 contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
g - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History and criticism of the cinema 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/06
History of the theatre and drama 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/05
Theory and analysis of cinematographic language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
h - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of medieval and renaissance music 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
History of music in film and audiovisual media 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
History of opera 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Musical dramaturgy 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Ethnomusicology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/08
History of modern and contemporary music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
i - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of artistic literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/04
History of the Press and Publishing 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Archaeological research methods: field and laboratory research 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/10
Archaeological research methods: theoretical aspects 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/10
l - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS (OTHER THAN THOSE ALREADY CHOSEN FROM A PREVIOUS GROUP)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History and criticism of the cinema 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/06
History of medieval and renaissance music 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
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 in film and audiovisual media 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
History of opera 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
History of the Press and Publishing 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Musical dramaturgy 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Ancient numismatics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/04
Ancient topography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/09
Archaeological research methods: field and laboratory research 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/10
Archaeological research methods: theoretical aspects 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/10
Archeology and history of Greek art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Archival studies 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Ethnomusicology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/08
Etruscology and italic antiquities 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/06
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of modern and contemporary music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Prehistory 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/01
Roman archaeology and history of art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/07
Theory and analysis of cinematographic language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
m - 27 CFU (THREE 9-CFU EXAMS) IN THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS (OTHER THAN THOSE ALREADY CHOSEN FROM A PREVIOUS GROUP)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Church history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/07
Egyptology 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/02
Greek literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/02
History and criticism of the cinema 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/06
History of art of the east Asia 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/20
History of artistic literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/04
History of medieval and renaissance music 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
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 in film and audiovisual media 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
History of opera 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
History of political institutions 9 60 Italian First semester SPS/03
History of the Press and Publishing 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
History of the Risorgimento 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/04
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Musical dramaturgy 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Design in East Asia 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/20
Archeology and history of Greek art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Archival studies 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Civilizations of the Ancient Near East 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/05
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of indian and central asian art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/16
History of modern and contemporary music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Latin literature (Cultural Heritage) 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/04
Prehistory 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/01
Roman archaeology and history of art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/07
Social and Environmental Psychology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-PSI/05
Theory and analysis of cinematographic language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
n - In addition to the exams from the different subject areas for which the student will receive marks in thirtieths, and transfer credits (6-9 CFU for each exam), there are 6 CFU for educational workshops or internships.
o - Students also have 12 credits available, which may be allocated to electives or other teaching modules chosen freely by the student from coursework offered within the degree programme, or from another degree programme. Students may also use those 12 credits to take additional classes within the required fields (earning extra credits) up to a maximum of nine credits per class.
p - Exams to be taken during the first year:
(These classes take place in the first or second semester.)

- Laws on cultural heritage (6 cfu)

- Italian literature (9 cfu)

1 history exam (9 CFU) to be chosen from:
- Greek history
- Roman History
- Medieval history
- Modern history
- Contemporary history

1 archaeology exam (9 CFU) to be chosen from:
- Archeology and history of Greek art
- Roman archaeology and history of art
- Etruscology and italic antiquities
- Prehistory

1 art history exam (9 CFU) to be chosen from:
- History of medieval art
- History of modern art
- History of contemporary art

1 film or theatre exam (9 CFU) to be chosen from:
- History of the theatre and drama
- History and criticism of the cinema
- Theory and analysis of cinematographic language

1 musicology exam (9 CFU) to be chosen from:
- Musical dramaturgy
- Ethnomusicology
- History of melodrama
- History of medieval and renaissance music
- History of modern and contemporary music
- History of music in film and audiovisual media
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 9 0 Italian Undefined
Location
Milano
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