MASTER PROGRAMME IN MEDIA HERITAGE AND MEDIA LITERACY - INTERNATIONAL MASTER IN CINEMA STUDIES (IMACS)
DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI UMANISTICI E DEL PATRIMONIO CULTURALE [DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES AND CULTURAL HERITAGE] (DIUM)
In 2017 on DIUM was bestowed the award of “excellence research” department, a huge national grant attributed to those departments which stand out for their research outcomes. The department is renowned in the fields of history and philology, archaeology, art history, literary studies, cultural heritage, digital humanities and literacy, as well as in media studies, and notably in cinema, photography, television and new media. Within the Department, the Film and Media Studies program includes:
- A BA Degree in Performing arts: from the BA program the incoming IMACS students can pick individual courses in Italian Cinema; History and Techniques of Television and New Media; Production, Post-production and Multimedia distribution; Film and Video Preservation.
- MA Degree in Audiovisual Heritage and Media Literacy / International Master In Cinema And Audiovisual Studies (IMACS) [see below];
- Ph.D. in Art history, Film and Media Studies, Music.
The programme also includes the FilmForum International Film and Media Studies Conference and the MAGIS International Film and Media Studies Spring School, aimed at bringing together path-breaking research with professional advanced knowledge in film and media culture.
LAUREA MAGISTRALE IN SCIENZE DEL PATRIMONIO AUDIOVISIVO E DELL’EDUCAZIONE AI MEDIA [MEDIA HERITAGE AND MEDIA LITERACY] - INTERNATIONAL MASTER IN CINEMA STUDIES (IMACS)
The MA programme provides an advanced training in the field of preservation of film and audiovisual heritage and in the field of media literacy.
The Udine’s MA programme blends humanistic traditions and technological innovation through a balanced approach, bringing together training activities on film works, documents, materials and technologies on the one hand, and the development of creative skills on the other one. It also involves a great deal of different subjects and innovative teaching methods, based on active involvement and cooperation (interdisciplinary projects, digital resources and tools, intensive seminars, practical training, lab teaching, internships). Experts and professionals at work within the film and media industry also act as instructors within classes and seminars.
The programme is articulated into four fields of specialization: the first three are Film and Media Heritage, Media Literacy and Digital Storytelling. Students can attend them in a national or international mode, due to the partnership with the IMACS network universities. The same international perspective underpins the fourth field, Archivi-Cinema /Archives et Cinéma, as part of the double degree program in collaboration with the Université de Lille
Film and Media Heritage includes teaching activities and studies in the areas of historical research and archival practices, media archaeology, media sociology and creative media practices, art history, film philology, theories and methods of film and audiovisual restoration – this subject benefits from film and video digitization and restoration labs.
Media Literacy focuses on research areas such as media philosophy and sociology. Its classes revolve around the critical and expressive use of media in primary education and teaching methods and technologies. It also includes the study of transmedia storytelling theories and practices, media law and policy, media practices.
Digital Storytelling offers classes in design, graphics, media history and sociology, copywriting and digital marketing. Its overall aim is fostering skills in digital storytelling and multimedia audiovisual communication, and in digital curatorship and management, as related to cultural heritage.
"Cinema-Archivi / Archives et Cinema" focuses on subjects such as film and moving image heritage philology, historical research, preservation, restoration. Students attend the classes at the Università degli Studi di Udine and the Université de Lille. The programme leads to a double degree, which both Italy and France acknowledge.
The MA programme is closely connected to institutions in the fields of film heritage, film culture and media literacy, as well as with private companies. Through direct exposure to both academic and professional environments, students develop highly specialized skills and knowledge.
MA students attending the International Master in Cinema and Audiovisual Studies (IMACS) will receive higher education in art curatorship and multimedia installation, program and content curatorship in film festivals, film and television contents, cultural heritage management, restoration and exhibition of various audiovisual formats and materials (film, video, digital).
ENGLISH SPEAKING COURSES
The Udine’s MA programme offers courses and seminars taught in English. Classes in Italian also offer reference literature and selected readings in English, addressed to incoming students from foreign universities.
LABS AND FACILITIES
The MA programme includes state of the art labs with a complete production chain: screenwriting and production planning (Centro Ricerche Sceneggiature); digital archiving and filmmaking (Cinemantica); film and video preservation and restoration (La Camera Ottica) and Media Literacy and Digital Humanities (Digital Storytelling Lab).
Candidates will have to submit an application, with a motivation letter for the selection of two foreign universities for the mobility semesters. The application must also entail a research project to be developed within the two-year programme and documents attesting the knowledge of foreign languages related to the selected universities.
The IMACS committee will select students and respective destinations abroad. For admission, students will have to apply in advance.
Language Skills Needed: Italian
Teaching Languages: Italian, English