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Academic year 2023/2024
Master's Degree (MSc) on COMMUNICATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

Coordinator Prof. Dario Mangano
Class of Master's Degree (MSc) on Communication (LM-92)
2 years
PALERMO
Free access
Department of Cultures and Societies
DOUBLE DEGREE
Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunisi (TUNISIA)
Course Code
2215

Course info
The 2nd cycle Degree Course in Communication for cultural heritage aims at training professionals who, together with solid cultural groundings in the areas of humanistic knowledge related to text sciences and visual culture, possess the theoretical knowledge and technical skills of communication specialists and can conceive and coordinate high-profile projects in the field of valorisation and use of cultural heritage and contemporary visuality. One of specific objectives of the course is the achievement of a mature and conscious understanding of image sciences, considered as an interplay among the analysis of the image, the social and individual gaze and the media supporting such images, in relation to the evolution of technologies and possible translations between different languages. Furthermore, the course aims at providing a mature and conscious understanding of literary knowledge in its various articulations (critical-literary, linguistic and cultural) and their connection with the study of modern comparative studies, theory of literature, history of culture, semiotics, historical-philosophical disciplines and computer science applied to the human sciences. Finally, the course aims at developing the aptitude for the analysis and design of solutions for the enhancement and use of cultural heritage, as well as for its greater understanding. During the course students can experiment, through various professional laboratories, the close observation of aspects, methods, and techniques crucial for their future professional role by acquiring, according to the educational planning or on the basis of personal interests and skills, useful knowledge for entering the labour market. Internship activities and specific training activities will also be carried out aimed at projecting students towards their future professional role. Some credits will also be allocated to further elective training activities. The educational programme is divided into different areas of knowledge: - semiotic-communication area, providing teachings in cultural heritage semiotics, philosophy of experience, exhibition space semiotics. - anthropological and social area, providing teachings related to cultural heritage anthropology, laboratory of computational social sciences, laboratory of polling theories and techniques. - legal area, providing courses such as Cultural Heritage regulations and History of political parties. - economic-tourism and marketing area, providing courses in Management of Cultural Heritage and Food and Wine, Cultural industrial economics. - linguistic-literary and historical-artistic area, with teachings in Literary Communication, Visual Culture, Theory of Translation, Digital Philology, History of exhibitions and curatorial practice, Theory and history of art criticism, Theories of Interculturalism, Archaeology, Arab-Islamic cultural heritage, Theory of Seriality. - creative and planning area, providing: Immersive technologies for Cultural Heritage, Virtual Archaeology Laboratory, Communication Campaign Creation Laboratory, Exhibit Design Laboratory, Service Design Laboratory, Cultural Heritage Digitization Laboratory. During the first year, students acquire the skills necessary to understand the communicative and cultural aspects characterising material and immaterial cultural heritage. Alongside with semiotic and anthropologic knowledge related to the mechanisms constructing tradition and heritage, students will deepen the philosophical traits upon which their experience is based and explore literary heritage and the relevant communication. Through the choice of two laboratories, in fact, students can acquire practical skills related to the creation of communication campaigns, market research and sociological analysis, the design of services, the digitization of cultural heritage and the construction of relevant virtual models, to the design of exhibition spaces and installations. In this way, in addition to personalizing their own training path, students characterize their professional profile in a specific way. Through three elective courses, they can decide to deepen different traits of the many issues related to different sectors of communication, from historical-artistic-archaeological to economic ones, as well as to political, philosophical, and cultural issues. The second year provides skills and tools to manage the cultural heritage at large, to understand visual culture and the way in which recent technologies changed the use of various types of contents. Students will also be able to study the semiotic mechanisms through which exhibition areas build experiences, enhancing what they host. The credits in terms of competences related to the labour market will be provided through the creation of a program of seminars with companies and professionals operating in various fields. The 2nd cycle Degree Course in Communication for cultural heritage aims at training professionals who, together with solid cultural groundings in the areas of humanistic knowledge related to text sciences and visual culture, possess the theoretical knowledge and technical skills of communication specialists and can conceive and coordinate high-profile projects in the field of valorisation and use of cultural heritage and contemporary visuality. One of specific objectives of the course is the achievement of a mature and conscious understanding of image sciences, considered as an interplay among the analysis of the image, the social and individual gaze and the media supporting such images, in relation to the evolution of technologies and possible translations between different languages. Furthermore, the course aims at providing a mature and conscious understanding of literary knowledge in its various articulations (critical-literary, linguistic and cultural) and their connection with the study of modern comparative studies, theory of literature, history of culture, semiotics, historical-philosophical disciplines and computer science applied to the human sciences. Finally, the course aims at developing the aptitude for the analysis and design of solutions for the enhancement and use of cultural heritage, as well as for its greater understanding. During the course students can experiment, through various professional laboratories, the close observation of aspects, methods, and techniques crucial for their future professional role by acquiring, according to the educational planning or on the basis of personal interests and skills, useful knowledge for entering the labour market. Internship activities and specific training activities will also be carried out aimed at projecting students towards their future professional role. Some credits will also be allocated to further elective training activities. The educational programme is divided into different areas of knowledge: - semiotic-communication area, providing teachings in cultural heritage semiotics, philosophy of experience, exhibition space semiotics. - anthropological and social area, providing teachings related to cultural heritage anthropology, laboratory of computational social sciences, laboratory of polling theories and techniques. - legal area, providing courses such as Cultural Heritage regulations and History of political parties. - economic-tourism and marketing area, providing courses in Management of Cultural Heritage and Food and Wine, Cultural industrial economics. - linguistic-literary and historical-artistic area, with teachings in Literary Communication, Visual Culture, Theory of Translation, Digital Philology, History of exhibitions and curatorial practice, Theory and history of art criticism, Theories of Interculturalism, Archaeology, Arab-Islamic cultural heritage, Theory of Seriality. - creative and planning area, providing: Immersive technologies for Cultural Heritage, Virtual Archaeology Laboratory, Communication Campaign Creation Laboratory, Exhibit Design Laboratory, Service Design Laboratory, Cultural Heritage Digitization Laboratory. During the first year, students acquire the skills necessary to understand the communicative and cultural aspects characterising material and immaterial cultural heritage. Alongside with semiotic and anthropologic knowledge related to the mechanisms constructing tradition and heritage, students will deepen the philosophical traits upon which their experience is based and explore literary heritage and the relevant communication. Through the choice of two laboratories, in fact, students can acquire practical skills related to the creation of communication campaigns, market research and sociological analysis, the design of services, the digitization of cultural heritage and the construction of relevant virtual models, to the design of exhibition spaces and installations. In this way, in addition to personalizing their own training path, students characterize their professional profile in a specific way. Through three elective courses, they can decide to deepen different traits of the many issues related to different sectors of communication, from historical-artistic-archaeological to economic ones, as well as to political, philosophical, and cultural issues. The second year provides skills and tools to manage the cultural heritage at large, to understand visual culture and the way in which recent technologies changed the use of various types of contents. Students will also be able to study the semiotic mechanisms through which exhibition areas build experiences, enhancing what they host. The credits in terms of competences related to the labour market will be provided through the creation of a program of seminars with companies and professionals operating in various fields.
Profile: Expert in Communication of cultural heritage Functions: - design, analysis and planning of initiatives aimed at communicating cultural heritage in a broad sense, including artistic and monumental goods, together with other material and immaterial elements contributing to define a culture (food, traditions, festivals, etc.). ) - consulting in the design and construction of spaces aimed at the use of cultural heritage effective from the point of view of communication (museums, exhibition spaces, routes in the territory, etc.) - analysis, design and implementation of models and prototypes in the various areas of communication; - design of studies and research activities in the field of communication; - analysis, conception and implementation of integrated communication systems, with particular reference to new means of communication; - communication and dissemination of knowledge, also through the use of new technologies at various levels; - promotion and management of information and communication innovation in public bodies as well as in private companies and economic organizations of different types; - planning and provision of cultural services and for the recovery of local traditions and identities; - planning and communication of cultural events; - research in the field of text sciences and image sciences; - specialist consultancy on verbal and visual communication (in particular within cultural institutions, public and private foundations, libraries, archives, etc.) Skills: - high-level theoretical and methodological skills for the analysis, design and implementation of communication models and prototypes at different levels; - command of the technical knowledge of communication software and of the related communication skills; - written and oral command of a foreign language - planning and provision of cultural services and for the recovery of local traditions and identities - strategic consultancy for the design of museum spaces and initiatives aimed at enhancing and exploiting cultural heritage - programming and communication of cultural events, research in the field of text sciences and image sciences - communication of the sciences of text and visual culture - of critical edition of the texts - of contemporary visual arts. Professional opportunities: Graduates, since their first years of employment (with gradually higher degrees of complexity and autonomy), may find professional opportunities in the areas of cultural heritage communication in the broad sense ( from artistic/monumental goods to gastronomy and folklore), text sciences and visual culture, in the critical edition of texts and contemporary visual images, being them specialists in communication, able to design and coordinate high profile projects. Graduates will find employment in public and private museums, cultural and research institutes, as well as in economic, profit and non-profit, cultural and museum organizations of different types, cultural centres, libraries, archives, publishing houses, image and advertising, tour operators. They will be involved in the promotion and management of innovative information and communication campaigns, through the use of ITC, in areas such as communication of cultural heritage, text sciences and visual culture, in the field of critical edition of texts and contemporary visual arts, being specialists able to design and coordinate high-profile cultural projects.
Consistent with the educational objectives of the 2nd cycle Degree Course and with the expected learning outcomes, the final exam for completing the studies consists in the elaboration of an original Degree Thesis that the student will carry out under the guidance of a supervisor. Audiovisuals, projects and other cultural products among those which the course prepares through the professionalizing laboratories activated can also become part of this work.

course outline
Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
19083 - LITERARY COMMUNICATION Details COGLITORE (PA) 9.0 1 V C L-FIL-LET/14
19654 - CULTURAL HERITAGE SEMIOTICS Details MANGIAPANE (RD) 9.0 1 V B M-FIL/05
23468 - CULTURAL HERITAHE ANTHROPOLOGY Details D'AGOSTINO (PO) 6.0 1 V B M-DEA/01
13351 - ADVANCED SKILLS RELATED TO THE LABOUR MARKET 2.0 2 G F
23031 - PHILOSOPHY OF EXPERIENCE Details CRESCIMANNO (PA) 9.0 2 V B M-FIL/04
Optional subjects 10.0 C
Optional subjects II 6.0 C
Free subjects 6.0 D
Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13399 - VISUAL CULTURE Details COMETA (PO) 6.0 1 V C L-FIL-LET/14
14184 - INTERNSHIP 9.0 1 G F
16852 - COMPETENCES RELATED TO THE LABOUR MARKET 2 2.0 1 G F
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 9.0 2 G E
23061 - EXHIBITION AREAS SEMIOTICS Details GIANNITRAPANI (RD) 6.0 2 V B M-FIL/05
23070 - CULTURAL HERITAGE AND FOOD AND WINE MANAGEMENT Details VESPERI (RD) 6.0 2 V C SECS-P/10
23469 - IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE Details ARCAGNI (PA) 9.0 2 V B L-ART/06
Optional subjects III 10.0 B
Free subjects II 6.0 D
Elective activities
Optional subjects credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
23019 - ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN CREATION WORKSHOP Details MANGANO (PO) 10.0 Yearly V
COMMUNICATION DESIGN VENTURA BORDENCA (RD) 5.0 C M-FIL/05
THEORY AND TECHNIQUES OF AUDIO-VISUAL LANGUAGE MANGANO (PO) 5.0 C M-FIL/05
23032 - COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCES WORKSHOP Details TROBIA (PA) 10.0 Yearly V C SPS/07
23071 - VIRTUAL ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP Details LIMONCELLI (RD) 10.0 Yearly V C L-ANT/10
23345 - THEORIED AND TECHNIQUES OF OPINION POLLS - WORKSHOP Details OLIVERI (PA) 10.0 Yearly V C SECS-S/05
Optional subjects III credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
20993 - CULTURAL HERITAGE DIGITIZATION STUDIO Details INTORRE (RD) 10.0 Yearly V B L-ART/04
23018 - EXHIBIT DESIGN WORKSHOP Details CRESCIMANNO (PA) 10.0 Yearly V B ICAR/13
23346 - SERVICE DESIGN WORKSHOP Details RUSSO (PA) 10.0 Yearly V
MODULE 2 DI DIO (PA) 5.0 B ICAR/13
MODULE 1 RUSSO (PA) 5.0 B ICAR/13
Optional subjects II credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
23030 - THEORY AND TECHNIQUES OF SERIALITY Details BERTONI (PO) 6.0 1 V C L-FIL-LET/10
23462 - HISTORY OF PUBLIC PHILOSOPHICAL DEBATE Details DI BELLA (PA) 6.0 1 V C M-FIL/06
23463 - CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE ARAB-ISLAMIC WORLD Details SPALLINO (PA) 6.0 1 V C L-OR/12
23464 - DIGITAL PHILOLOGY Details TERESI (PA) 6.0 1 V C L-FIL-LET/15
23466 - LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY Details FORGIA (RD) 6.0 1 V C L-ANT/09
04354 - CULTURAL HERITAGE REGULATIONS Details VENTIMIGLIA (PA) 6.0 2 V C IUS/10
13521 - THEORY OF TRANSLATION Details LAVIERI (PO) 6.0 2 V C L-LIN/04
23069 - CONTRASTIVE LINGUISTICS Details MIRTO (PA) 6.0 2 V C L-LIN/01
23459 - INTERCULTURALISM THEORIES Details MANDALA' (PO) 6.0 2 V C L-LIN/18
23460 - THEORY AND HISTORY OF ART CRITICISM Details AUF DER HEYDE (PA) 6.0 2 V C L-ART/04
23461 - HISTORY OF EXHIBITIONS AND CURATORIAL PRACTICE Details COSTANZO (RD) 6.0 2 V C L-ART/03
23465 - CULTURAL INDUSTRY ECONOMICS PIRRONE (RD) 6.0 2 V C SECS-P/06
23467 - MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES ARCHAEOLOGY Details AIOSA (PA) 6.0 2 V C L-ANT/07
23532 - HISTORY OF EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS Details MARSALA (PA) 6.0 2 V C SPS/02
Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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