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The aim of the MSc course is to impart the skills, methodologies and techniques for a full comprehension and exploitation of new media. Various schemes are available for the course structure. A general framework has been conceived; inside this framework each year, depending on market demands and institutional goals, with extreme flexibility, a complete list of the delivered modules is selected. For this first year a pilot phase preceded the MSc Course.
Updated information is available at the school site.
Here follows a brief overview of the general framework.
Pilot PhaseA cycle of seminars is planned to test out the framework and to prepare the full launch in the 1997-98 academic year. This cycle, which is hosted by the Collegio Nuovo that is the site of the Master, consists of the following tentative list of five seminars, addressing the main disciplines of the Master:
Man-Machine Interaction (Prof. S. Bagnara, head of the Science of Communication course of Siena University). Visual Languages (Prof. S. Levialdi, head of the Department of Computer Science, Rome University). Communication and Society (Prof. F. Bettetini, Catholic University of Milan). Promotion: Communication Techniques (Mediaset Manager) Multimedia Advanced Topics (G. Vannucchi, RAI)
MSc CourseThe full-time MSc course is of three terms. The courses are generally for full-time and consist of taught material that is examined, and a project leading to a dissertation. Each course consists of twelve modules: four core modules to complete the student original background and eight advanced modules specific of the current course aims.
In the first term MSc students normally take the 4 core modules chosen from the following areas: communicational, economical, legal, psychological, scientific-technological, sociological.
Advanced modules are organized within a Modular MSc framework. Various schemes are available for the following areas:
Tentative modules list: Communication, culture, expressiveness; Interpersonal communication; Text semiotic; Hypermedia; Press language; Radio and TV language; Cinematography language.
Markets and Management.
Tentative modules list: Economy of technical evolution; Economy of nets; Research management and technological strategy; Marketing; Public opinion science; Public communication; Image promotion.
Tentative modules list: Distributed packages and middleware; Hypermedia; Man-machine interaction; Information highway; Perception and visual communication; Nets security; Image synthesis and virtual reality.
The MSc Course(s) is(are) defined every year in these areas (one or more). Students normally take at least 4 (over the eight) advanced modules of the specific area of the dissertation.
Core modules are normally taken in the 1st term and advanced modules in the 2nd and 3rd term, although modules without prerequisites may be offered in either term. The Scientific Committee of the course serves the right to modify this list and add or withdraw titles from time-to-time. It may not be possible to take all possible combinations of modules, and a final choice will be made in consultation with the course director.