1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Drama, Art and Music Studies

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 0956
Degree Programme Class L-3 - Visual arts, music, performing arts and fashion studies
Years in which the programme is being held I, II, III
Type of access Open access with assessment of basic knowledge
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Elisabetta Pasquini
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences


Candidates for the degree programme must hold a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active (e.g. teaching high school), will be assigned additional learning credits.

Candidates must also possess appropriate general knowledge.

The knowledge and competences required for admission to the 1st cycle degree in Drama, Art and Music Studies include:

- Strong general knowledge;

- Logical and reasoning skills;

- Ability to read, understand and interpret texts and documents (in Italian);

- Strong expressive skills in Italian;

This shall be assessed as described below.

Students shall be required to sit an entrance exam to assess their knowledge, as laid down in the call for applications for the degree programme in Drama, Art and Music Studies. Students enrolling with a score of less than the minimum score indicated in the call for applications will be assigned Additional Learning Requirements (OFA), which shall be completed by the set date in the following way:


Candidates who do not achieve positive results will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), to be completed during the first year of the programme. In agreement with the School of Arts, Humanities and Cultural Heritage, the programme will run mandatory courses to fill any gaps emerging from the entrance exam. The additional learning requirements will be deemed to be completed by students passing the exam at the end of the course or in the following three exam sessions organised during the academic year.

Students not completing the OFA by the date set by the Academic Bodies and published on the University Portal must re-enrol as repeating students in the first year of the programme, and will again have to complete the additional learning requirements.

Programme profile

The general objective of the programme is to provide basic training in the field of visual arts, cinema, music, theatre and media culture generally.
At the end of the programme, students are able to use historical, critical and analytical skills applied to the reference languages of these disciplinary fields.
They will therefore be able to apply techniques for collecting and processing empirical data, and handle communication and information management tools. They will also be able to use at least one other European Union language fluently, both in written form and orally.
The programme sets out to train three basic professional figures: cultural operator in various fields involving the management of the artistic, cinematographic and musical heritage; operators working in the design, organisation and management of artistic events and entertainment in the visual arts, cinema, music and theatre; supplier of contents for the cultural industry, publishing, television and multimedia sectors.
The curriculum includes some compulsory course units in basic humanities (literature, history, philosophy, foreign languages). Other mandatory course units cover specific learning areas (art, cinema, theatre, music) fostering strong historical knowledge of the art system as a whole. The programme is completed with a wide range of elective course units, allowing students to specialise their own learning path.

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

Cultural project planning and implementation assistant (in the fields of art, music, cinema)

Works and participates in planning and implementing events in visual arts, theatre production, music, cinema and multimedia contexts.

The professional figure:
- handles the various preparatory, planning and execution stages involved in producing visual arts, music, theatre, cinema and multimedia events
- collaborates and participates in the documentation and research activities involved in preparing for the events in question, gathering bibliographic information and iconographic and multimedia contributions.

The professional figure:
- is able to collaborate in planning art, music, theatre, cinema and multimedia events
- is able to participate in producing shows in the aforementioned contexts
- has skills in the fields of conservation, documentation and researching artistic materials, both in traditional hard copy and in multimedia format.

Public and private bodies that produce, organise and distribute art, music, cinema and multimedia events in general.
- art, cinema, theatre and music institutes
- libraries, multimedia libraries, archives and museums
- industry festivals, art companies
- public and private radio and television stations.

Cultural didactic agent (in art, music and cinema contexts)

Involved in planning and implementing cultural-didactic projects in the fields of music, theatre, cinema and figurative arts.

The professional figure:
- undertakes facilitation activities and projects focusing on relationality and knowledge of different expressive languages (in the fields of art, cinema, music, theatre and multimedia);
- undertakes projects aimed at dissemination, engagement and education referring to art and media cultures.

The professional figure:
- can plan and implement facilitation projects using different expressive languages (in the fields of art, cinema, music, theatre)
- can propose content aimed at dissemination, engagement and education referred to theatre, cinema and music culture.

- museum education departments, film libraries and cultural institutes in general
- cultural and recreation associations
- schools and community groups.

Author of informational texts on art, music and cinema content, and editing collaborator

Provides content to the cultural industry, the publishing world (in the strict sense of the term) and to the television and multimedia industries.

The professional figure:
- curates specialist editorial pages;
- prepares informational and promotional material on works, shows, performances and events;
- prepares critical and explanatory texts relating to products in the various arts industries.

The professional figure:
- can research and propose specialist content in various arts disciplines
- can prepare informational and promotional material relating to music, theatre, cinema and the figurative arts, in both traditional hard copy and using multimedia tools.

- industry-specific publishing and editing of specialist journals and magazines (including in multimedia format)
- press offices for art, cinema, theatre and music institutes
- public and private radio and television, WEB.