Communication SciencesUniversity of Siena
About this program
Network society, big data, digital culture, information society, creative and cultural industries, media and public sphere: professionals in the new knowledge economy are required to have a historical and theoretical understanding of its structure and development, as well as a critical approach to cultural and creative processes and practices, to its management problems and to its political and social consequences. The course fosters this knowledge through training in critical thinking and research, combining it with communication practices and techniques (journalism, social media, advertising, information technology, and web content management).
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Procedures at the Italian Diplomatic Representatives
Non-EU citizens are invited to contact the Italian Diplomatic Representation of their countries as soon as possible in order to obtain all the required documents for the pre-enrollment at the University of Siena and for information regarding the VISA process.
EU citizens – Non EU citizens with regular permit to stay – Italians with degrees obtained abroad
They must contact the appropriate Italian Diplomatic Representation in order to obtain all the documents required for enrollment in the University of Siena.
The University of Siena requires all students to pass an English language exam, B1 level, which is also important for those wishing to participate in Erasmus exchange programs at English-speaking universities. This eligibility must be demonstrated by a qualifying examination administered by the Language Center.
Knowledge of the Italian Language
The Italian Language knowledge test is mandatory for every non EU candidate resident abroad wishing to enroll in a course taught in Italian, who does not posses a language certification that would be a waiver of the test.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for information.
In addition to in-presence teaching, which continues to be the preferred method also in the next Academic Year, every single lesson will be simultaneously live-streamed and/or video recorded and uploaded on our digital platform for subsequent viewing. This mode is essential for students who are temporarily unable to be on premises.
The amount for each international student is based on the student’s country of origin and the course chosen.
Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees
Credits - 180 ECTS
Awards - BA (L-20 BA in Communication Sciences)
The skills acquired will enable the students to understand the relationship between society and the media with a critical perspective relevant to:
journalism (print, radio, television, online) corporate communication (advertising and marketing) political, public and institutional communication, ICT (including applications for mobile devices).
All these professional fields increasingly need specific skills not only in concrete application practices but also in methods of analysis and textual criticism, essential for the correct design of the message and for the success of communication in both the public and private sectors. Graduates in Communication Sciences will be able to use their multidisciplinary experience to intervene professionally in various social, economic and technological sectors of the media and to manage with competence and effectiveness the social and cultural impact of media discourse.
This is a partial example of the possible employment opportunities offered by the course:
Experts in the transfer and processing of information, Marketing experts, Advertising and public relations experts, Experts in cultural services, Experts in public relations, Experts in the organisation of trade fairs, conferences and cultural events, Journalism and multimedia communication, interaction designers.
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The University of Siena is one of the most a prestigious and historical European Athenaeum (year of foundation 1240); through the centuries it has been consolidating an excellent quality of teaching and research. Now this University is facing a rapidly...
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