Drama, Art and Music Studies and history of art. Organization and theory of the arts, music and theater

The course is organized in different areas

  • Disciplines of the Performing Arts, oriented to the acquisition of theoretical, practical and historical knowledge in the field of photography, media, music, theater and performing arts
  • Visual Arts, aimed at ensuring a historical-methodological preparation and knowledge of the issues related to the protection and preservation of cultural heritage, combined with an advanced expertise in history of visual arts.


  • First year: focus on activities in the field of literary, historical-artistic and methodological disciplines related to research and critical exegesis of arts development.
  • Second year: in-depth study of disciplines related to performing arts, music, theater and visual arts.

Teaching approaches  

  • Specialized and technical workshops or literature research;
  • Group works and projects that are collectively discussed.


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 universitaly.it is required

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

Degree program class
LM65 Performing Arts and Multimedia Production
Degree program class (for interclass degrees)
LM89 History of Art
60 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 2 years

Course description

The program is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary nature in that it combines historical investigation, theoretical and aesthetic reflection and analytical research in the various areas related to the development of visual and performing arts, as well as music and theater, it provides in-depth practical, historical and theoretical skills with the aim to enhance the areas of interaction and hybridization of the arts.


in the admission notice, obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. Students will also take an entry test to assess their knowledge


Training of experts with a sound historical and methodological knowledge focusing on research and critical exegesis in the different areas of visual arts, performing arts, music and theater; advanced knowledge of the theories and modalities of communication of performing arts, with special attention to the overlapping of these disciplines

Historian of the performing arts, music, theater and art; artistic director and museum director; expert in the field of musical and theatrical production and research; consultant in firms of auctioneers, art galleries, antique dealers, and fairs; curator of exhibitions; specialist in traditional and multimedia publishing, and in the communication on cultural heritage


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
  • 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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