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.



List of available courses and related entry exam’s program and curriculum

Departments Courses
Voice and Musical Theatre Singing
Renaissance and baroque singing
New technologies and musical languages Jazz Singing
Electric jazz bass
Drums and jazz percussion
Jazz guitar
Jazz clarinet
Jazz bass
Jazz piano
Jazz saxophone
Jazz trumpet
Jazz trombone
Electronic music
Wind instruments Clarinet
Traverso (Baroque flute)
Keyboard and percussion instruments Harpsichord and historical keyboard instruments
Organ and organ composition
Plucked and bowed string instruments Harp
Double bass
Baroque violin
Viola da gamba
Theory and analysis, composition and conducting Composition
Composition – Musicology
Arrangement for wind orchestra
Orchestra conducting
Choir conducting and choral composition
Music teaching Music teaching

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.