Languages, cultures, communication

Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Second-Cycle Degree Program in Languages, Cultures and Communication is intended as a continuation of the first-cycle program, and is specifically designed for students interested in acquiring advanced linguistic skills to be applied to the world of culture. This degree program, organized in collaboration with the University of Parma, is intended for students who have already achieved a C1 (advanced) level in one language and a B2 (upper-intermediate) level in a second language. At the end of the program students will reach an advanced linguistic competency in both languages. The degree program is divided into two curricula “Cultural activities, visual and performing arts” and “Literary and Specialized Translation”, their aim is to train language experts as well as consultants in events, cultural activities and promotion management. Students will acquire skills on events management in several sectors (arts, theater, music, cinema, literature and museums) and on how to increase local, national and international cultural events’ demand and organization.

Course content

The Second-Cycle Program in Languages, Cultures, Communication focuses on the teaching of two foreign languages over a two-year period. The first year includes a textual analysis component in which students will study certain aspects of the foreign culture and literature in depth and will also acquire specialized professional knowledge and competencies. The course of study mainly focuses on foreign languages, where students are expected to be fluent in the two languages studied. Beyond the courses taught by professors, which concentrate on intercultural communication, textual genre analysis and translation, the course of study offers language classes held by qualified native speaking language instructors. The course of study includes literature and culture of the two chosen languages. This major coursework allows students to take courses in subjects such as history of art, history of music, history of cinema, history of theatre, history of performing arts, and museum studies. Courses will also be made available to students in sociology, philology and comparative literature.

Career options

Graduates in "Languages, Cultures, Communication” can work in the cultural industry and in cultural institutes, in organizations for the protection and promotion of the cultural heritage of local and national communities and in services for the management and development of the performing arts and cultural events. Graduates can also go on to careers in translation, as consultants and language experts for cultural organizations and performing arts companies, or as project assistant for the development and promotion of events and cultural activities.

More information

Course Director
prof. Cesare Giacobazzi
dott.ssa Daniela Longo

The course is managed by the Department of Studies on Language and Culture