Level II academic courses

The level II Two-year academic course (“Biennio”), authorised and recognised by the Ministry for Education, University and Research, as a trial of the regulations set down in the Laws reforming conservatories, is the second stage study in artistic and musical higher education.

A level II academic diploma is obtained at the end of the Level II course, a qualification that is equivalent to a Two-year Graduate diploma for the purpose of continuing academic studies (master’s degree or research degree – doctorate).

It is also a requirement for teaching in state schools.

To enrol for the Level II course it is necessary to have a level I academic qualification (Three-year, or alternatively, a degree or conservatory diploma together with a High School diploma (or equivalent qualification from abroad).

The Level II course is open to those who successfully sit and pass an admissions test in which candidates show suitable musical training for the academic qualification concerned. The programs for the admissions tests and the curricula for each course can be downloaded from the table below. The two-year course – similar to university courses – involves the attainment of 120 study credits.

The educational program for the Two-year course involves internships and work experience for the commencement of a professional career as well as participation in the international Erasmus program and access to the opportunities envisaged by the standards governing the right to university study.




Departments Courses Admission and curricula
Department of Voice and musical theatre Voice (specialty: Opera) Admission Curriculum
Voice (specialty: Chamber music) Admission Curriculum
Department of New technologies and musical languages Jazz (specialty: conducting and arrangement) Admission Curriculum
Electronic music Admission Curriculum
Department of Wind instruments Clarinet (specialty: general soloist) Admission Curriculum
Clarinet (specialty: 1900s and contemporary) Curriculum
Clarinet (specialty: Chamber music) Curriculum
Clarinet (specialty: Basset horn) Curriculum
Clarinet (specialty: Bass clarinet) Curriculum
Clarinet (specialty: orchestra multi-instrumentalist) Curriculum
Horn (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Horn (specialty: Chamber music) Curriculum
Bassoon (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Bassoon (specialty: Chamber music) Curriculum
Flute (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Flute (specialty: Chamber music) Curriculum
Oboe (specialty: soloist) Admission Curriculum
Oboe (specialty: Chamber music) Curriculum
Oboe (specialty: English horn) Admission Curriculum
Trumpet (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Trumpet (specialty: Chamber music) Curriculum
Trombone (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Trombone (specialty: Chamber music) Curriculum
Saxophone (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Saxophone (specialty: soloist) Curriculum
Saxophone (specialty: Chamber music – orchestra) Curriculum
Saxophone (specialty: contemporary – jazz) Curriculum
Tuba (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Tuba (specialty: Chamber music) Curriculum
Department of Keyboard and percussion instruments Harpsichord (specialty: soloist) Admission Curriculum
Harpsichord (specialty: Chamber music) Curriculum
Organ (specialty: ancient and Baroque) Admission Curriculum
Organ (specialty: romantic and modern) Curriculum
Organ (specialty: Church) Curriculum
Piano (specialty: soloist) Admission Curriculum
Piano (specialty: Chamber music) Curriculum
Piano (specialty: repetiteur) Admission Curriculum
Percussion (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Accordion (specialty: soloist) Admission Curriculum
Accordion (specialty: Chamber music – orchestra) Curriculum
Accordion (specialty: contemporary soloist) Admission Curriculum
Department of Plucked and bowed string instruments Harp (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Guitar (specialty: soloist) Admission Curriculum
Double bass (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Viola (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Viola (specialty: Chamber music – orchestra) Curriculum
Violin (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Violin (specialty: Chamber music – orchestra) Curriculum
Violin (specialty: soloist) Curriculum
Violoncello (specialty: general) Admission Curriculum
Violoncello (specialty: Chamber music – orchestra) Curriculum
Violoncello (specialty: soloist) Curriculum
Department of Theory and analysis, composition and conducting Composition (specialty: Analysis) Admission Curriculum
Composition (specialty: Avant-garde music) Curriculum
Composition (specialty: Musical theatre) Curriculum
Orchestra conducting Admission Curriculum
Choir conducting Admission Curriculum
Arrangement for wind band Admission Curriculum
Department of Didactics of Music Didactics of Music Admission Curriculum
Didactics of Music in musical instrument Admission Curriculum