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Info 2022/2023

Degree type
Master degree course
Duration and credits
Free access
Teaching mode
Taxes and fees
From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
International partnerships
Student exchange
Head of programme
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The course in brief

Digital Humanities - Communication and new Media

The course has a multidisciplinary approach organized in two curricula aimed at the integration of knowledge and  training on advanced transversal skills. One of the kind in the Digital Humanities field, it was created to satisfy the request for experts in innovative sectors of culture and communication, characterized by ICT, multimedia and interactivity. 
The peculiarity of this Master's Degree is its design and project-oriented approach, due to the support of methods and techniques derived from engineering and information technology together with design skills, applied to the processing and management of cultural communication. This is the challenge  for culture and  humanities in the XXI century.

The degree in Digital Humanities - Communication and new media trains experts in communication, digital media, digital cultural products and the design of advanced interfaces for human-computer interaction, skills that allow inclusion in several work and research fields: consultancy, innovation, digital media, cultural services and new technologies, communication, social media and digital marketing, information technology, 
web and mobile applications, multimedia publishing and the creative industry, teaching and ICT, research in the fields of computational linguistics, digital art, virtual reality and multimodal interfaces.

Learning by doing

The course offers you several specialized workshops to gain skills in the field:

  • WebRadio Campuswave lab for creative and journalistic writing for new media;
  • 3DLab for imaging and editing of images and videos including immersive;
  • laboratory for graphics and web design;
  • 'Paganini House' research lab for human-machine interaction.

The course also offers the opportunity to take part in international research projects.

Professional profiles

  • Communication with digital media expert;
  • Designer and manager of  digital communication services;
  • Web promotion - web marketing expert, SEO expert;
  • Content creator - content manager, content curator, social media manager, social media strategist;
  • User experience designer;
  • Web designer.


What you will learn

  • photography and digital imaging

    Digital image capture, manipulation and recording technology

  • human-computer interaction

    Development of non-traditional user interfaces

  • Virtual reality, augmented reality and gamification

    Theoretical foundations

  • internet and web design

    Web presence and communication with new media

  • Narrative structures for new media

    Web writing and digital storytelling

Did you know that.

  • You can shorten the name of the course to DiHu. We all already call it that
  • DiHu's course is organized into two curricula: Internet and Creative Digital Production and Technologies of Emotions
  • You can enroll after any bachelor's degree. Separate pathways are provided to homogenize incoming knowledge


The course has two curricula:

  • Internet and creative digital production;
  • Emotions technologies.

Both curricula are characterized by interdisciplinarity, with a strong synergy between the knowledge derived from the humanities and social sciences and the aspects of design and implementation skills characteristic of the tradition of the Polytechnic School.

Everyone can enroll and, depending on the bachelor's degree, the student must choose one of two Specific Initial Paths (Percorso I or Percorso II).

Please note: Who has acquired less than 12 CFUs in the Informatics field in their bachelor's degrees is encouraged to choose Percorso II in the enrollment form.



Internet and creative digital production


  • communication with new media, internet, web-radio/tv
  • web design
  • internet of things and intelligent environments
  • 3-D representation and management of cultural heritage

Emotions technologies


  • performing arts
  • social inclusion and rehabilitation
  • interactive enjoyment of content and cultural heritage
  • real-time analysis of nonverbal communication - gestural, social and emotional

Please note: second year classes are held in Genoa - Casa Paganini international research center


How the course is delivered

The course adopts the integrated digital didactics (DDI) model, intended as a lecture teaching model with lecturer in attendance and with student participation partly in attendance and partly at a distance.
The DDI model has advantages in terms of increased usability for students from outside the region, possibility of sharing teachings with other Courses of Study in Italy or abroad, and increased attractiveness.
In particular, the DDI model also provides for the possibility of sharing teachings with other Courses of Study in Italy, following specific agreements between universities, for a maximum of 12 CFUs among "Student's Choice" credits.


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Welcome to the Polytechnic School's Master's Degree Program in Digital Humanities Communication and New Media. Our goal is to train professionals who combine humanistic and technological culture and make use of solid design skills to respond to the new needs for the creation, processing and enjoyment of digital content in multimodal and multisensory contexts. We are committed to offering you our support and enthusiasm to tackle this journey together!

Course Coordinator

Where we are

Administration/Teaching Secretariat - DIBRIS
Viale Francesco Causa, 13
16145 Genoa

Lecture rooms/laboratories/teaching offices
Via Armando Magliotto, 2
17100 Savona

Casa Paganini (only second year of the Emotions technologies curriculum)
Piazza Santa Maria in Passione, 34
16123 Genoa



Student Desk
Savona Campus
+39 019 219 45105

Sportello Unico Scuola Politecnica
+39 010 353 2148

Reference for teaching
Elena Tortora
+39 010 353 2945
+39 334 1074229

Education Staff (for pre-registration, enrollment and study plans)
Daniela Peghini
+39 010 353 6051