Writing and Communication 
New Minor a.y. 2020/2021

What is a Minor

A Minor is a non-divisible, themed multidisciplinary path, composed of three modules of 6 ECTS each, that gives you the possibility of widening your main study field, enhancing your academic career and enriching your curriculum vitae through crosscutting competencies, strengthening your education or your professional activity.

Passing the three Minor exams, you will get a certification and an Open badge. The obtained ECTS may be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course once passed: please check on the website the recipients and how to enrol.

Contacts

Educational Programmes Office
 minor@unive.it

Objectives and contents

Public writing and communication skills are understood in all professional fields to be skills of fundamental importance for disseminating the results of own work. We need to know how to display our efforts to be effective in any work environment. It is not only what we say, but also and above all how we say it. Capturing and keeping the attention of others, being convincing and credible, packaging a message in the best way possible: these are just some of the practical elements on which the course will focus.

This Minor therefore intends to provide these skills by teaching and putting into practice the different forms of written public communication (argumentative and narrative) including in relation to the forms of oral communication (in person and remotely) and performance. The modules are designed to develop progressively skills of communication: two of the modules take a mixed approach (theory/practice) and one is lab-based and focuses on the creation of content and its presentation in public (web, radio, public conferences).

The first module, Starting to Write, will provide the basic skills of writing, to be applied in any context. The second module, Creative Writing, will mainly provide general storytelling tools that in the current social context are used in every field, from business to journalism, politics and at school. The final module, Communication Laboratory, will put into practice the skills acquired in defined public contexts, enabling students to experiment what they have learned. The content of the laboratory will be decided together with the students and the entities involved for the dissemination of the results.

Language

This Minor is taught in Italian.

Modules of the Minor

Academic year 2020/2021

Curriculum PERCORSO COMUNE (Students enrolled till 2020)

Course Subdiv. Period University credits Professor
START WRITING [NU003A] Summer course 6
CREATIVE WRITING [NU003B] Summer course 6 CINQUEGRANI Alessandro
COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP [NU003C] Summer course 6

Recipients and credits recognition

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate and postgraduate students.

It is possible to enrol as an external user, with a charge of 496 euros (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp), reduced to 336 euros (320 euros + 16 euros duty stamp) if you are enrolled in another university.

If you are a Ca’ Foscari undergraduate student, this Minor can be recognised in the elective course section of your Bachelor’s degree with the following exceptions: undergraduate students enrolled to Literature, History, Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts Management, Philosophy,  PISE and  Sciences of Society and Social Service programmes (all the undergraduate programmes of the humanities area).

Enrolment, attendance and exams

This Minor is offered to a maximum of 30 participants. The call for application will be in March/April 2021. Admitted students will proceed with the enrolment according to the timing defined in the call.

The enrolment procedures depend on the type of user: Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students, Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students or external users.

Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students. Before enrolling you must have finalised your enrolment to your Bachelor’s Degree course, otherwise you will be charged a 480 euros fee.

You can enrol to the Minor in the academic year you prefer: during the first, the second or the third.

You must enrol to the complete Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed, you will receive the separate certification and an Open Badge, and the ECTS obtained may be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course (please, check the “Recipients and credits” section).

In order to attend the three modules, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol to the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed but the credits of the Minor will not be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course.

Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students, but it cannot be recognised in the elective course section of your Master's degree.

Before enrolling to the Minor, you must have finalised your enrolment to your Master’s Degree course, otherwise you will be charged a 480 euros fee.

You must enrol on the Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed, you will get the certification and the Open Badge.

In order to attend, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol to the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed, but neither the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.

External users

External users, not enrolled to Ca' Foscari undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, can enrol to the Minor with a charge of 496 euros (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp).

If you are a student in another university, the fee is reduced to 336 euros (320 euros + 16 euros duty stamp). At the end of the enrolment process, stop before you make the payment and click on this link in order to get in touch with the Enrolment unit. Ca' Foscari staff will contact you to explain how to get the reduction on the enrolment fee.

You must enrol on the Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed the three exams, you will be entitle to receive the certification and an Open Badge.

In order to attend, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol on the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and to take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed, but neither the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.