The course merges the academic tradition of the Humanities with technological innovation, practical and laboratory activities. The program is subdivided into two main areas of interest: Audiovisual Heritage (which concerns methodological accounts for historical and archival research; preservation and conservation history and techniques; laboratories and workshops in digitalization, restoration, re-use and dissemination of cultural heritage) and New Media Practices (related to the research fields of contemporary and media art, video gaming, media technologies, and transmedia storytelling) A tight connection with professional non-academic-stakeholders (such as archives, museums, film festivals, institutions, and corporations) will provide a first chance for the students to experience different work environments and to gain the practical skills and knowledge required by highly specialized job positions.
The course unfolds in a national and international curriculum and confers a double/joint degree in the field of cinema and audiovisual studies together with the other Universities involved in the IMACS partnership:
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano
- Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3
- Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
- Université de Liège, Ruhr Universität Bochum
- Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
- Birkbeck College of the University of London
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
- Université de Lille 3
- Universite Van Amsterdam
- Università Roma 3
- l’Université de Montreal (Canada)
Each Partner University in the international curriculum in Film and Audiovisual Studies will accept up to five students (plus two positions in the waiting list): please consider that the number of students allowed to attend the international curriculum could change on yearly basis, depending on the number of applications received by the other universities).
The Postgraduate Researcher will rely on research contents and methodologies of international level, thanks to exchanges and seminar activities planned for the three years course, as well as to an intensive editorial activity; in fact, volumes, series, and scientific magazines concerning the wide field of audiovisual analysis and media studies are published under the scientific supervision of DAMS professors and researchers, and investigate the field from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
- Centro Ricerche Sceneggiature (Screenplay Research Centre)
- CREA (professional digital production and postproduction)
- La Camera Ottica (Film and Video Restoration)