MA in Technologies and Codes of Communication

General

Read more about this program on the institution's website

Program Description

The Course in Technologies and Languages of Communication favors an in-depth study on the designing and implementation of innovative content, products, and services applicable to digital communication.

This educational path is grounded on the awareness that Paul Watzlawick’s first axiom - according to which “people cannot avoid communicating” - is currently valid to a much broader extent than in the past, due to complexities of the modern communication dimension, as mediated by digital technologies. In such a context, each single performed act acquires significance in communication terms and, what really matters, leaves a trace behind, a sign, of a more or less digital nature, made up of data and information that contribute to the daily information pollution.

In this framework, students gain both theoretical and practical competencies in communication and digital and interactive media languages. In detail, the course focuses on the complex pool of technical, scientific, creative, and productive knowledge required to design, create, assess, and promote interactive products.

Study plan

Interaction Design Path
First Year
I Semester II Semester
  • Social Innovation & Transformation Design
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Network Society
  • Digital transformation
  • Gamification Strategies
  • Interaction Design & Programming
    • Interaction Design
    • Programming web & mobile
  • Sociology of Languages
  • Digital Marketing
  • Data Analysis & Visualization
  • Elective Module Interaction Design
Second Year
I Semester II Semester
  • Computer Graphics, Modeling & 3D Printing
  • Service & Innovation Design
  • English Language for Multimedia Communications
  • Elective Module Interaction Design
  • Digital marketing lab
  • Stage
  • Visual communication lab
  • Final Dissertation
Elective Module Interaction Design: Elective modules Visual communication lab:
  • Programming
  • Logic, interaction, game
  • Laboratorio di giornalismo e critica
  • Laboratorio di event management, marketing e comunicazione
  • Laboratorio di sviluppo
  • Laboratorio di publishing

Professional opportunities

Expert professionals in the field of digital innovation, with the specific ability to design and create new communication formats, applicable to the modern communication network scenarios.

By the public sector and/or the entrepreneurial dimension master graduates can perform the following roles:

  • Consultant on communication and digital marketing
  • Author and editor of contents for audiovisual, multimedia, and trans-media productions
  • Planner of interactive products and services
  • Interaction Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Art Director
  • Web & Mobile Designer specialized in the devising and implementation of solutions applicable to web, mobile, and unique platforms

Master graduates in Interaction Design are also apt to hold high-responsibility functions in the management of teams dealing with the development of applications, games, and innovative services with a relevant technological component, with promotion and marketing activities vis-à-vis digital products and with the assessment of users’ experience in digital/interactive contexts.

They could also make the most of the acquired knowledge and competencies by setting up their own business in the various communication sectors related to interactive, multimedia, and video gaming products.

Admission requirements

  • Have a minimum of a 3-year-Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Degree Diploma in a relevant study field released by an official institution of the foreign higher education system;
  • All applicants must be fluent in the English language with a minimum of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Required documents
  • Valid passport;
  • Valid Italian residency permit (if applicable);
  • Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Degree Diploma (or the Certificate of Enrolment, if you are currently attending the last year of your Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree program and the final qualification diploma is not yet available);
  • Transcript of records;
  • Diploma Supplement (if applicable);
  • Certificate for interrupted studies and/or withdrawal from studies and/or other awarded university certificates with a list of all the exams sustained(if applicable). These certificates must include a detailed program listing the single learning activities and hours of study for theoretical-practical activities (for those students who would like to transfer from another University);
  • Eventual Declaration of Value (read more here) released by the Italian diplomatic representative in the country where the final education qualification was attained; alternatively a CIMEA Statement of comparability (if applicable).
  • English or Italian translation of the above-mentioned documents;
  • Curriculum Vitae.

Tuition fees and funding

The annual tuition fee for international students is €12,000; while there is also a single pre-enrolment fee for students of €500.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Link Campus University is a private University in Rome that stands under the Italian University’s Regulation. Link Campus University combines the English system’s educational strategies with the Itali ... Read More

Link Campus University is a private University in Rome that stands under the Italian University’s Regulation. Link Campus University combines the English system’s educational strategies with the Italian culture and didactic method. Most of the degree courses are taught in English, and some are held in Italian. Read less