Studies in Cultural Heritage

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Studies in Cultural Heritage
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-1 - Cultural heritage
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Open with admission self-assessment test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The Bachelor's degree programme in Studies in Cultural Heritage intends to train graduates who can work at various levels in all the different areas of the study, cataloguing, conservation, protection, enhancement and promotion of cultural heritage.
The programme therefore aims to provide adequate basic training and a broad set of historical-humanistic and scientific skills in the cultural heritage sector, with particular regard to archaeology, art, archiving, books, music, theatre and film. Graduates of this programme may continue their studies through further university programmes.
Training in the field of cultural heritage paves the way for the following professions:
- archive and library assistant
- conference and reception planner
- tourist entertainer and similar
- instructor in the art and literary fields
- museum or library technician and similar
- art expert or appraiser and similar
- radio, television, cinema or theatre production technician
- teacher in professional training and similar

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
The Cultural Heritage Studies Bachelor's degree programme and the related Master's degree programmes have a specific Erasmus+ call for applications, providing mobility opportunities in over twenty universities in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and Portugal, as well as Northern and Eastern European institutions where courses are taught in English. The agreements with our partners cover all the study areas of the Cultural Heritage Studies degree programmes. Available subject areas: Archaeology, Art History, Theatre and Film, Music and Musicology. For each subject area and location, you can spend 3 to 10 months abroad, attending courses and taking exams that will be recognized as an integral part of the degree programme. You can also combine this activity with research for the preparation of your Bachelor's or 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, we have teaching staff exchange agreements with many partner universities, including visiting professor programmes for our faculty members abroad and for foreign colleagues at our institution, within the Department's programmes.

Attendance is highly recommended for courses.

Attendance is mandatory for laboratories.

Enrollment

Qualifications and knowledge required for admission

Applicants to the Bachelor's degree programme in Studies in Cultural Heritage must hold an upper-secondary school diploma or an equivalent qualification obtained abroad.

The programme also requires good general knowledge and language skills, as normally achieved in upper-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 setting.

Admission assessment

Admission to the programme is subject to a mandatory, non-selective self-assessment test. For information, see the section "How to enrol". [verificare traduzione online]

Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities

Students may enrol regardless of the assessment outcome.

Should the candidate fall short of the threshold set out in the call for applications for the "Written comprehension and Italian language proficiency" section, they will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA). The OFA must be met 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: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39292/

Access to Master's degree programmes

Bachelor's graduates of Studies in Cultural Heritage may further their studies through a Master's degree programme in Archaeology (class LM-2), Music, theatre and film (LM-45), and History and criticism of art (LM-89), subject to an assessment of admission requirements. Otherwise, they may access other Master's degree programmes in the humanities area. The requirements for admission to Master's degree programmes of any class are set out in the academic regulations for individual programmes. Applicants may be required to meet specific criteria, as certified by credits earned in certain academic fields.

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for matriculation: from 15/07/2021 to 15/09/2021

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Programme description and courses list
Compulsory
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
History of medieval art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/01
History of modern and contemporary music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
Latin literature (Cultural Heritage) 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/04
Laws on cultural heritage 6 40 Italian First semester IUS/10
Roman Art and Archaeology 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/07
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
Optional activities and study plan rules
a - 9 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
Greek history 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
Medieval history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/01
Modern history 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
Roman History 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
b - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Etruscology and italic antiquities 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/06
Greek Art and Archaeology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Prehistory 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/01
c - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of modern art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/02
d - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Film history and criticism 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/06
History of theatre and performing arts 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/05
Theory and analysis of cinematographic language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
e - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Over several sessions 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
History of artistic literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/04
History of contemporary art criticism 9 60 Italian L-ART/03
History of the Press and Publishing 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
f - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS (IF NOT ALREADY TAKEN)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Over several sessions 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
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
Film history and criticism 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/06
Greek Art and Archaeology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
History of artistic literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/04
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of contemporary art criticism 9 60 Italian L-ART/03
History of medieval and renaissance music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
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 Photography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of the Press and Publishing 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Musical dramaturgy 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Prehistory 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/01
Theory and analysis of cinematographic language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
Compulsory
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 9 0 Italian Open sessions
Optional activities and study plan rules
h - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS (IF NOT ALREADY TAKEN)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/04
Greek history 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
Medieval history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/01
Modern history 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
Roman History 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
i - 27 CFU (THREE 9-CFU ESAMS) IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS (IF NOT ALREADY TAKEN)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Ancient Greece theatre 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/02
Archival studies 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Church history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/07
Civilizations of the Ancient Near East 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/05
Egyptology 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/02
Film history and criticism 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/06
Greek Art and Archaeology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Greek literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/02
History of artistic literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/04
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of contemporary art criticism 9 60 Italian L-ART/03
History of East Asian art 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/20
History of Indian and Central Asian art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/16
History of medieval and renaissance music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
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 Photography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of political institutions 9 60 Italian Over several sessions SPS/03
History of the Press and Publishing 9 60 Italian Second 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
Prehistory 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/01
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
Visual arts, performing arts and design of East Asia 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/20
g - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
Landscape and Environment Geography 9 60 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Optional activities and study plan rules
j - The study plan will include the exams on the various subjects, for which the student will obtain a grade out of thirty and earn the related credits (6 or 9 credits for each exam), as well as workshop activities or internships awarding 6 credits.
k - The student may also allocate 12 credits to electives, or parts thereof, to be chosen from among the courses run within this degree programme, or other degree programmes of the Faculty of Humanities. The student may use part of these 12 credits to delve into subjects available within their programme, thus earning additional credits (up to 9 CFU per course).
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Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Quality Assurance Delegate
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  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
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  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

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  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
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