Communication and Information Technology

  • Theoretical and practical approach to visual communication
  • Theory of communication oriented to social media and the Onlife Manifesto
  • Language skills for digital communication
  • Computer science for online communication
  • Sociology of digital communication
  • Media Aesthetics
  • Economics and marketing
  • Professional profiles applicable to various working contexts
  • nternships with companies and communication agencies
  • Stimulating and dynamic study environment

Topics and focus

  • Semiotics and pragmatics of digital media
  • Philosophy of language and cognition
  • Sociology of communication
  • Visual communication design
  • Informatics for digital communication
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cultural marketing
  • Foreign Languages

Teaching approaches

  • Projects and workshop activities
  • Theoretical bases developed on concrete applications


Students participate in competition examination. Admission requirements can be found in the admission announcement. Enrollment stages are the following:

  • Standard (September)
  • Postponed (October/December): if places are still available

After the publication of the final ranking, admitted students can enroll by paying the first fee instalment. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April); Pre-registration on is required

For the announcement of admission, the attachments and further information consult the section dedicated to master’s degrees

Degree program class
LM92 Communication Theories
50 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 2 years

Course description

The program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for students willing to become professionals in advanced digital communication, in: communication theory, philosophy of language, pragmatics, visual semiotics, and linguistics; but also in digital technologies, communication software tools, as well as the organization and operation of digital media. Finally, a focus on sociology, psychology and economics complete the interdisciplinary nature of the program.


Graduates, undergraduates or students with a qualification in one of the degree classes indicated in the admission notice, obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. Students will also take an entry test to assess their knowledge


Training of professionals with solid skills in communication philosophy and visual culture, but also with knowledge and competencies in the field of new technologies, in order to develop, implement and coordinate high-profile projects in the field of communication and information in the online environment.


Specialists in public relations and visual communication, social media managers and strategists. These professionals will be able to carry out high responsibility tasks in communication and dissemination of knowledge, promotion and management of innovation in public and private companies or cultural agencies.


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services d) Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes.

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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