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Info 2024/2025

Duration 2 years
CFU 120
Class LM-14
Classe delle lauree magistrali in FILOLOGIA MODERNA (MODERN PHILOLOGY)
Access Free access
Locations GENOVA
Language Italian
Teaching mode Frontale
Head of programme ANDREA AVETO
Taxes and fees From 0 to 3,000 a year. Find out if you qualify for grants ed exemptions
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The course in brief


The Course, at the crossroads of linguistic-literary, historical, historical-artistic and performing arts disciplines, offers a cultural profile expendable in teaching and various professional activities and is the natural continuation of the Bachelor of Arts degree.

The choice of one or the other curriculum, Modern Literature or Entertainment, orients the student towards Italianistics and medieval studies or the performing arts.

Learning by doing

Theater, film and music workshops - with participation in live rehearsals; conferences, lectures, seminars; internships and professionalizing internships at libraries, theaters, foundations and cultural institutions.

Professional outlets

Teacher in secondary school, official at libraries and archives, consultant and collaborator at publishing houses and press organs, collaborator at theaters and musical institutions, author of texts, university researcher.

What you will learn

leggere la realtà e i suoi linguaggi

impiegare i più sofisticati strumenti di analisi testuale di carattere filologico e interpretativo

sviluppare una coscienza culturale complessa

considerare gli elementi della storia di una civiltà che contribuiscono a dar vita a un'opera d'arte

comprendere la storia dei fenomeni culturali

indagare le tradizioni dei testi e della cultura occidentale

conoscere lo spettacolo dall'interno

analizzare il contributo di teatro, musica e cinema alla nostra civiltà e le interazioni reciproche

l'attuazione scenica di un progetto ideale

le dinamiche dietro la realizzazione scenica di un progetto culturale e il contesto che lo esprime

laboratorio creativo delle performing arts

logica e meccanismi che presiedono alla scrittura di sceneggiature, copioni, libretti e partiture


In addition to the literary aspect, the course privileges that of entertainment, in view of the importance this creative field has assumed in modernity. The chronological span addressed ranges from the Middle Ages to the contemporary. 

The texts - literary, musical, spectacular, etc. - and thus philology are the basis of the studies. The linguistic aspect is not neglected even beyond literature while history and geography intervene to place the texts in space and time.

The study of other artistic expressions - performance in music, theater, film and television, and figurative - complements the study of literary texts.

The course promotes the development of autonomy of judgment, that is, a critical attitude indispensable both for appropriating a proper research attitude and for directing oneself toward a profession.


The course is designed for those who love and wish to deepen their understanding of the beauty of the word, of a text, a performance, a film; for those who believe that these are not just ephemeral and marginal experiences, but who want to understand them from the inside, to grasp the meaning of activities that are so crucial for every person and every civilization. The privilege of devoting the last two years of a university course to these studies can be transformed into the transmission of such beauty through one's work.

Andrea Aveto

Where we are

The headquarters of the School of Humanities and its related departments are distributed in the area around Via Balbi and Piazza della Nunziata. Some of these palaces are historical palaces of the city of Genoa, called "Palazzi dei Rolli".

For the distribution of the Departments see the acronyms:
DAFIST = Department of Antiquities, Philosophy and History
DIRAAS = Department of Italianistics, Romanistics, Antiquities, Arts and Entertainment
DLCM = Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

  • via Balbi 2 (Palazzo Balbi Cattaneo): presidency, Aula Magna, classrooms number 1 to number 9, DAFIST and DIRAAS faculty offices and studios, Library
  • via Balbi 4 (Palazzo Balbi Senarega): Humanities Single Student Desk, classrooms E, F, G, H, M, N, P, offices and studios of DAFIST faculty, DIRAAS, Library
  • via Balbi 6 (Palazzo Balbi Raggio): classrooms I, Q, R, S, Library of the School of Humanities
  • via Balbi 30: DAFIST faculty studios
  • via delle Fontane 10: Teaching Hub, classrooms A through M and Aula Magna, LaLim Laboratory
  • piazza Santa Sabina 2: DLCM faculty offices and studios, Library

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You will find the contact details of the following reference offices helpful:

Humanities Student One-stop Shop

Via Balbi 4 - ground floor
16126 Genoa
+39 010 209 51690

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