The IMACS Faculty comprises both scholars and professionals that work in the main areas of media and cinema communication. Courses provide both advanced theoretical knowledge on current debate and the opportunity to apply the theoretical models to specific case studies.

Professor’s biographies and course programmes are available at the following link: [attachment]

For any further information about the IMACS faculty, please contact the Imacs coordinators:


Mariagrazia Fanchi is full professor of Film Studies at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. She is also Director of ALMED, the “Alta Scuola in media Comunicazione e Spettacolo” (School of Advanced Studies in Communication and Performing Arts) (https://almed.unicatt.it/) and head of the CIMO Master programme. Comunicazione per l’Impresa, i Media e le Organizzazioni Complesse (https://offertaformativa.unicatt.it/cdl-comunicazione-per-l-impresa-i-media-e-le-organizzazioni-complesse-2018). She graduated in Philosophy from Università Cattolica of Milan in 1993 and took her doctorate in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research at the same university in 1998. She was visiting professor at Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, and at the Università Lateranense in Rome, teaching courses on topics such as media and communication, audience studies, reception theories, film studies and cultural history. Since 2009 she has been director of several postgraduate programmes: “Audio-visual Production for Cinema and Digital Media” (2009, 2010, 2013), “Media Relations” (2011), “Digital Communications Specialists” (2012). From 2013 to 2015 she coordinated the IMACS. International Master in Audiovisual and Cinema Studies (http://imacsite.net/).  She is a member of the scientific board of national and international reviews: Comunicazioni Sociali, CINEMA&CIE, L’Avventura (Il Mulino) and Italianist-Cinema; and of the series: Italiana (published by Il Castoro) and Cinegie (published by Mimesis). Between 2002 and 2004, she was the Italian Researchers’ representative in the Consulta Universitaria del Cinema (http://consultacinema.org/), and from 2011-2014 she was the Associate Professors’ representative in the same Council. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the PhD programme in Culture della Comunicazione (Culture of Communication) and she is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the PhD programme in Discipline Umanistiche. Tradizione e Contemporaneità (Humanistic Disciplines. Traditon and Contemporaneity) at the Università Cattolica. She has coordinated a number of research studies, both for public and private institutions, focusing on the role played by cinema and television in the identity construction process. More specifically she has researched topics such as traditional and innovative modes of the filmic experience, visual experiences, cinema and media audiences, gender and generational identities, feminization of Italian cinema and television jobs, grassroots production and creativity. She is currently working on a far-reaching project on children and cinema. Her books include: “I nuovi Cinema Paradiso” (Vita e Pensiero, 2017), “Audience” (Laterza, 2014), “Spettatore” (Il Castoro, 2005), and “Identità mediatiche. Televisione e cinema nelle storie di vita di due generazioni di spettatori” (Franco Angeli 2002). She has also edited some monographic issues of “Bianco e Nero” (2004), “CINEMA&Cie” (2004), and “Comunicazioni Sociali” (2002; 2007; 2008; 2014; 2018), as well as some essays and collective volumes dedicated to the history of the audience in Italy and the new forms of filmic experience.

See http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/mariagrazia_fanchi/


Ruggero Eugeni is full professor of of Media Semiotics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. His interests are focused on the living/lived media experience, as defined both in historical/semiotic and in phenomenological/neurocognitive terms. He is currently working on the project of “Neurofilmology”, a framework of dialogue between audiovisual semiotics and neurocognitive sciences, an in-depth study of two topics: the subjective perception of time in audiovisual experience and the relation between cinema and hypnosis.

His most recent works are “La condizione postmediale” [The Postmedia Condition], Brescia, 2015; and "Semiotica dei media. Le forme dell’esperienza" [Media semiotics. Forms of Experience], Rome, 2010. Other leading works are "Analisi semiotica dell’immagine. Pittura, illustrazione, fotografia" [Semiotic Analysis of the Image. Painting, Graphics, Photography], Milan, new ed. 2004, "Film, sapere, società. Per un’analisi sociosemiotica del testo cinematografico" [Film, Culture, Society. For a Socio-semiotic Analysis of Film], Milan, 1999; "La relazione d'incanto. Studi su cinema e ipnosi" [The Enchanted Relationship. Studies on Film and Hypnotism], Milan, 2002.]

A numbers of article, papers and preprints in English are available on the Media|experience|semiotics website (http://ruggeroeugeni.com) or http://unicatt.academia.edu/ruggeroeugeni

See: http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/ruggero_eugeni/

UCSC University Academic Curriculum

UCSC International offers two Orientation Events for International Students at the beginning of each semester to provide students with all the necessary information for their stay at UCSC. During the orientation students will be informed on how to organise their course schedule, select courses, find classrooms, have access to campus facilities (cafeterias, library, health center and sports service etc.). They will also meet student associations and receive their Cattolica student card along with a personalized folder of information.

UCSC International welcomes hundreds of International Students to its Milan campus within the scope of international mobility projects and to promote internationalisation.


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