Timetable

The University of Parma’s Foundation Year offers two different programmes, according to students’ Italian language entry level: absolute beginners or elementary (A1/A2):

 

Absolute beginners or elementary (A1/A2)

First semester

 

Dates Topic ECTS credits

 

 

14-25 September

 

General programme and Music programme

 “Early Birds”

Intensive Italian language course with introduction to the cultural and social context

8

 

 

 

14 September – 9 October

 

5 October – 23 October

 

General programme and Music programme

“Early Birds”

Italian language course I

“Regular”

Intensive Italian language course

 

 

4

 

 

8

 

 

19 October –  4 December

 

19 October –  7 December

 

General programme and Music programme

 “Early Birds”

Italian language course I

 

“Regular”

Intensive Italian language course

 

 

4

 

 

6

 

23 November – 18 December  “Regular”

Italian language for study purposes (blended)

2
7 January – 7 February

 

General programme and Music programme

introduction to the cultural and social context

2
7 January – 7 February

 

 

 

 

 

According to the timetable provided by Conservatorio

General programm

Contemporary History (blended course, available in English and Italian)

 

Geography (blended course, available in English and Italian)

 

Music programme

Courses on offer may be selected from several music areas. Enrolment through Conservatorio

 

6

 

4

 

 

 

10

Number of credits for the first semester

General programme                                                                                             Total 28 credits

Music programme                                                                      Total (at Unipr) 22 credits

 

Second semester

                                                                                                                                       

15 February – 14 May

 

General programme and Music programme

Intercultural communication

 

6

15 February – 11 March General programme and Music programme

Italian language course III

4
19 March – 10 May

 

General programme and Music programme

Italian language course IV (blended)

4
26 April – 28 May

 

General programme and Music programme

Preparatory course for one of the international certificates for Italian at a B2 level or for the Italstudio Università test of the University of Parma (B1 o B2)

4
7 January – 28 May or according to the timetable provided by Conservatorio

 

 

 

 

 

According to the timetable provided by Conservatorio

General programme

Courses to be selected in any of the following areas according to the students’ future academic choices and enrolment options:

a.Humanities

b.Law and Economics

c.Science (Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, etc.)

d.Medicine (including Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, etc.)

e.Technology (Engineering, Architecture, etc.)

 

Music programme

Courses on offer may be selected from several music areas. Enrolment through Conservatorio

 

12
End of June 2021 General programme and Music programme

Final exam

2
Number of credits for the second semester

General programme                                                                                                                    Total 32 credits

Music programme                                         Total (acquired at the University of Parma) 16 credits

Total number of credits acquired during the Foundation Year

General programme                                                                                                                Total 60 credits

Music programme   Total (acquired at the University of Parma) 38 credits + a variable number of credits to be acquired at Conservatorio

 

PLEASE NOTE: final timetables with the official starting dates for each course will be provided before the beginning of the Foundation Year.

 

Study language

The courses are taught in Italian. Some of the blended courses are also taught in English.