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    PhD Course

    Art History, Film Studies, Media Studies and Music
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    PhD Course

    Art History, Film Studies, Media Studies and Music

Art History, Film Studies, Media Studies and Music

The Ph.D. Programme will be activated for the 2022/2023 a.y. (38th cycle) after ministerial accreditation.


The PhD course in History of Art, Cinema, Audiovisual Media and Music is meant to promote specialized research in the fields of art history (from the Middle Ages to the contemporary age), audiovisual media (cinema, TV, photography, new media) and musicology. It aims to train young scholars by providing them with a solid knowledge base and appropriate methodological tools.
In addition to increasing their skills in the use of traditional methods of these disciplines (bibliographic research, source analysis, documentary and archival research, stylistic and iconographic reading, historiographic methodology), the doctoral program is aimed at encouraging the acquisition of a broader array of skills: theory, methodology, philological and historical-critical analysis of artistic, cinematographic, musical and audiovisual works; study of the safeguarding and restoration of the artistic, audiovisual and musical heritage; study of the artistic, cinematographic and audiovisual and musical institutions; theory and technique of production, post-production, internet dissemination, archiving, conservation and restoration of works of art, cinema, music and audiovisual media; theory and management of historical-artistic, photographic, cinematographic, musical, audiovisual archives.
Thanks to a far-reaching network of international relations, the doctorate course favors and promotes experiences in research centers abroad and the international dissemination of research results.

• L-ART/01 – History of medieval art;
• L-ART/02 – History of modern art;
• L-ART/03 – History of contemporary art;
• L-ART/04 – Museology, art criticism and restoration criticism;
• L-ART/06 - Cinema, photography and television;
• L-ART/07 - Musicology and history of music;
• ICAR/18 – History of architecture;
• M-STO/08 – Archival science, bibliography and librarianship.

The course is divided into 2 curricula:
• History of Art. It promotes advanced research in the following fields: History of art, from the Middle Ages to the contemporary age; History of architecture; Museology and art criticism.
• Cinema, Audiovisual Media, Musicology.It promotes advanced research in the following fields: History of film and media theories; Philology of cinema; History of Italian and European cinema and media; Protection and restoration of cinematographic, media and musical works; Musicology and media; Management and practices of film, media and music archives; Preservation and protection of digital products.

The main purpose of the PhD project in History of Art, Cinema, Audiovisual Media and Musicology is the definition of new professional job descriptions in advanced research, placed within the international scientific context.
The research training activities, defined by the curricula and by their specific or joint seminar programs, allow the PhD student to achieve innovative scientific skills. These can be implemented in universities and national and international research centers, at institutions and private and public bodies in the sector, as well as within the framework of the highly specialized professionalism required by the museum, archival, and festival systems and by the cultural and media industry.

Università degli Studi di Udine - Dipartimento di Studi umanistici e del patrimonio culturale (DIUM) - Vicolo Florio, 2/B - UDINE