Communication sciences

Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


As nowadays communication and information play a crucial role in the operational and strategic practices of public and private organizations, understanding the mechanisms of effective communication and acquiring the tools to develop these skills are essential for entering the labor market. The degree program in Communication Studies offers the opportunity to learn the specifics of texts produced with different, modern communicative techniques and technologies, to understand, plan, and manage the various forms of communication possible today, particularly those linked to the new media, and to design communicative forms (for example web pages, multimedia, or printed texts) for the purpose of information exchange between organizations or institutions and the public.

Course content

The study of psychology, sociology, computer science, linguistics, and semiotics enables students to acquire a basic knowledge of modern communication processes. An important part of the program is dedicated to the development of communication skills, with particular attention to language studies, through classes focusing on the Italian and English language, as well as writing in both. The basic preparation is also complemented by a course in which students can apply their knowledge to the study of new communications media, including cinema and television. They may also attend practical laboratories in graphic design and video communications. Students will also develop writing skills for the production of informative and communicative texts for various cultural and editorial purposes. The course material will be delivered in a variety of ways. Depending on the topic of instruction, the following methods will be used: traditional lectures (to convey basic knowledge and theories and to develop comprehension), seminar discussions (particularly valuable to study specific aspects of social realities and develop active communication, debating and critical thinking skills), and laboratory activities (aimed at developing the capacity to apply knowledge to practical situations). Moreover, students have at their disposal a recorded version of each lecture right after its execution, through ONELab services. Thanks to One Lab services, they can also reach professors by on- line colloquium.

Career options

Graduates of the degree program in Communication Studies will be capable of performing professional roles in the media, public administration, the cultural industry and private companies. They will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to assist organizations and institutions in public communication and in the management of internal communication (between offices, sections, divisions, etc.). Graduates can find employment with public and private organizations, both national and international, as experts in communication, public relations, or in the field of multimedia, as communication professionals for editing companies or advertising agencies.

After the degree

The course allows to graduates to directly access to the following Second-Cycle Degree Program: Management and business communication Advertising, digital communication and creative business processes

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Cinzia Bianchi
dott. Alberto Cevolini

The course is managed by the Department of Communication and Economics