Level I academic courses

Authorised and recognised by the Ministry for Education, University and Research, the Level I Three year academic course (“Triennio”) is the first stage in artistic and musical higher education. The qualification at the end of the course – a Level I academic diploma – is equivalent to a three-year degree course [Bachelor’s Degree] from an Italian university for the purposes of access to public sector employment and for continuing academic studies (Level II academic courses, master’s degree) and guarantees a course of study in line with European standards for musical training. It is possible to attend the Level I academic course while still in high school, but in order to sit the final examination (thesis) and receive the qualification, a high school diploma is required. An admissions test is needed to enrol for this course, which will demonstrate adequate musical training to achieve the technical and scientific preparation required by the subjects in the course program. The programs for the admissions tests and the study programs for each course can be downloaded from the table below. The course – similar to university courses – requires the attainment of 180 study credits. The educational program for the Three-year course can involve internships and work experience as well as participation in the international Erasmus program and access to the opportunities envisaged by the standards governing the right to university education.

Course debt

Every student suitable for the admission examinations should check this table. If the student cannot provide the mentioned qualifications it will be necessary to attend a test to evaluate possible course debts. The test failure will imply the attribution of a debt, composed by the amount of hours of the first year of the course, except English languange and Italian language. The debt will be absolved by attending the course and the final exam. The failure of this last exam will prevent the student from attending the ordinary course planned in the study plan. 

The course curricula in the table below are the revised ones in effect from Academic Year 2016/17. See this page for the old curricula and this page for information on how to transit from the old to the new curricula.


Departments Courses Admission (*) and course curriculum
Department of Voice and Musical Theatre Voice Admission Curriculum
Renaissance and baroque voice Admission Curriculum
Department of New technologies and musical languages Jazz Voice Admission Curriculum
Electric jazz bass Curriculum
Drums and jazz percussion Curriculum
Jazz guitar Curriculum
Jazz clarinet Curriculum
Jazz bass Curriculum
Jazz piano Curriculum
Jazz saxophone Curriculum
Jazz trumpet Curriculum
Jazz trombone Curriculum
Electronic music Admission Curriculum
Department of Wind instruments Clarinet Admission Curriculum
Horn Admission Curriculum
Bassoon Admission Curriculum
Flute Admission Curriculum
Traverso (Baroque flute) Admission Curriculum
Oboe Admission Curriculum
Trumpet Admission Curriculum
Trombone Admission Curriculum
Saxophone Admission Curriculum
Tuba Admission Curriculum
Department of Keyboard and percussion instruments Harpsichord and historical keyboard instruments Admission Curriculum
Organ and organ composition Admission Curriculum
Piano Admission Curriculum
Percussion Admission Curriculum
Accordion Admission Curriculum
Department of Plucked and bowed string instruments Harp Admission Curriculum
Guitar Admission Curriculum
Double bass Admission Curriculum
Viola Admission Curriculum
Violin Admission Curriculum
Baroque violin Admission Curriculum
Violoncello Admission Curriculum
Lute Admission Curriculum
Viola da gamba Admission Curriculum
Department of Theory and analysis, composition and conducting Composition Admission Curriculum
Musicology Admission Curriculum
Arrangement for wind orchestra Admission Curriculum
Orchestra conducting Admission Curriculum
Choir conducting and choral composition Admission Curriculum
Department of Music teaching Music and instrument teaching Admission Curriculum