The University of Macerata, under the auspices of the National Cinema Museum, RAI (Italy’s public service broadcaster) and UICI (Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired), with the support of SUB-TI ACCESS s.r.l., pursuant to art. 3 of the Ministerial Decree 270/2004, announces for the academic year 2012-2013 the first edition of the first-level Master’s programme in “Accessibility to media, arts and culture”, lasting one year for a learning programme worth 60 credits, and corresponding to an overall workload of 1500 hours.
The Master’s programme in Accessibility to Media, Arts and Culture (AMAC) offers an international, wholly-comprehensive, innovative and flexible programme which ensures the full training of professionals wishing to work in/with accessibility at all levels.
General modules feature the in-depth exploration of media languages as well as disabilities, the observation of national and international laws and practices, the analysis of the viewpoints and perspectives of broadcasters, distributors, organizers of cultural events, etc. Technical modules range from audio description and audio commentary to subtitling for the deaf and respeaking by speech recognition;from web accessibility to surtitling for theatres and opera houses.
The MA will be taught entirely in English, with language-specific sessions in English and Italian (other languages will be made available soon). The AMAC Masters programme caters for the needs of companies, public bodies, institutions, broadcasters, culturalorganizations and associations throughout Europe and beyond.
Lecturers include internationally-known researchers and trainers from universities and public institutions, companymanagers, theatre and television directors, key figures in the development of web accessibility technologies, outstanding representatives of the sensory impaired and, last but not least, a full range of qualified and experiencedprofessionals from all over Europe and beyond.