Applied music course – Level II

Educational objectives

By the completion of Level II studies, students have developed their compositional skills for the creation of soundtracks for film, TV series or broadcast by managing the entire production from the creation of the idea to its realisation in electronic, acoustic recording and final mixing in the 5.1 Surround format at the highest professional level and are able to responsibly manage the connection between context, audience and work, manifesting an autonomous and well-developed musical personality. Through in-depth study and personal research, they are able to apply their knowledge of the common elements and organisational models of music to express their personal artistic concepts. They have acquired a deep understanding of the interrelationships between their theoretical and practical studies and are able to use this knowledge to strengthen their own personal artistic development. Furthermore, they are able to use verbal language with mastery to express their own aesthetic ideas. Students are able to learn completely independently and are able to undertake large assignments in an organised manner, dealing with complex projects, individually or in groups, with autonomy and confidence.

 

Employment prospects

  • Film music composer. Composer of music in various areas of television and mass media.
  • Programmer, arranger; production manager in recording studios.
  • Production assistant for both the technological part and the management of scores and related parts.
  • Teacher in 1st and 2nd grade secondary schools, with the 24 credits required by regulations. Teacher in schools run by public and private institutions.

Two-year school system

Characterising programmes

Admission Level II

Reserved to students in possession of a first level academic diploma, or a degree, or a diploma from a system previously in force combined with an upper secondary school diploma. Students in possession of another equivalent qualification obtained abroad and recognised as suitable may also be admitted. The above-mentioned qualifications must be consistent with the chosen course.
  1. A) Admission examination for candidates in possession of a first level diploma in Composition or in Applied Music obtained at the Conservatories or at the IMPs (Italian for “Istituti Musicali Pareggiati” i.e. Higher Music Institutes), or equivalent qualifications:

Examination of the candidate’s training curriculum and of the original production and/or exercises in compositional techniques presented.

Discussion aimed at ascertaining the appropriate technical skills required.

  1. B) Admission examination for candidates with a Level I diploma in: Conducting, Electronic Music, Organ and Organ Composition, Choral Music and Conducting, Band Instrumentation:

– written test (8 hours) Orchestration work, Transcription for orchestra of an original piece for piano. (For the test, the candidates may use their own computer and music notation software by handing in a PDF file of the test).

– interview: Examination of the candidate’s training curriculum and original production and/or practice of compositional techniques presented.

Discussion aimed at ascertaining the appropriate technical skills required.

  1. C) Admission examination for candidates in possession of a Level I academic diploma from the Music Conservatoires or IMPs (Italian for “Istituti Musicali Pareggiati” i.e. Higher Music Institutes) in Instrumental or Vocal Disciplines; Students in possession of a degree or equivalent qualification who have obtained as an additional qualification a Conservatoire diploma in Instrumental or Vocal Disciplines or in possession of a degree or equivalent qualification

– written test (10 hours), orchestration paper, transcription for orchestra of an original piano piece.

Composition of a piece of music on video provided. For both tests, the candidate must use his or her own computer and music notation software by handing in a PDF for the scores and the video file including the music composed.

Discussion aimed at ascertaining the appropriate technical skills required

The commission reserves the right to interrupt the test at any time.

For information on enrolment, please visit the “Registration” page
The detailed timetable for the admission examinations will be published in a separate notice.

Enrolment

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For information on enrolment, please visit “International > Foreign Students”.
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For information on enrolment, please visit the “Fees” page

Enrolment in years following the first

For information on enrolment renewal, please visit the “Registration” page
The suspension and reactivation of studies is provided for Level I and II courses only, no later than 31 July of each calendar year. Students who have not exceeded 5 academic years of suspension may request the reactivation of their career. Career reactivation cannot be requested for students who have exceeded the aforementioned number of years (the academic credits obtained will be declared obsolete and no longer valid). Career reactivation is only possible if a place is available for the current academic year.

With regard to academic career reactivation fees, please refer to the Fees and Contributions Regulations for the current academic year.

For information on enrolment renewal, please visit the “Enrolment” page
For information on enrolment, please visit the “Fees” page

Submission of annual study plan request

Students must submit their request for the compilation of the study plan telematically via their ISIDATA profile.

Specific instructions on how to submit the application are set out in the Vademecum updated annually and published on the Conservatoire’s website and on the ISIDATA portal under the heading “Notices”. The submission of the study plan for the 2022/23 academic year must be completed by the deadlines indicated in the official notices.

 

 

The shortened study programme is provided for three different types of student status with a minimum of 24 CFA (Academic Credits) and must be less than 60 CFA (Academic Credits):

  1. Other University: other university or AFAM institution (in accordance with recent legislation) with the student submitting a self-certification of enrolment at another university;
  2. Student Worker: submit due documentation certifying employment;
  3. Generic part-time: for students attending school at the same time. In order to submit this request it will be mandatory to access your ISIDATA profile in the ‘Anagrafica’ (Registry) section, enter your status in the drop-down menu under “Enrolled at another university”, choosing from the above three types of student status.

 

Any certificates and self-certifications must be uploaded to your student file in your ISIDATA profile.

Recognition of Credits

The procedure for requesting recognition of credits is carried out by filling out the request form to be uploaded to one’s personal ISIDATA profile under the heading ‘Fascicolo Allievo’ (Student File) by the deadline that will be indicated in the specific notice. Students may submit the request for recognition of previous activities only once in relation to the year of enrolment.

Students enrolled in subsequent years may only submit activities carried out in the previous academic year.

For further information, please refer to the specific “Didactic Regulations” and “Regulations for the awarding of Formative Credits“.

Lessons

The Academic Year begins on 1 November of each year and ends on 31 October of the following year. The academic calendar is issued by the Director, by resolution of the Academic Council, normally by 31 May.

Each training activity may entail different methods of conduct and interaction between students and lecturers. In particular, there may be individual face-to-face lessons, collective face-to-face lessons, practice lectures, laboratories, practical, distance and intensive activities, training courses, seminars, projects, artistic productions, reports and production of texts and hypertexts, including multimedia, guided or autonomous individual study activities, tutoring, self-assessment and other activities.

Examinations

There are three sessions per academic year: summer, autumn and extraordinary.

Students are obliged to book by the deadlines indicated by the Registrar’s Office.

Final Examinations

In order to obtain the qualification for Level I and Level II courses, students who have acquired the required credits must pass the final examination consisting in the writing of the dissertation (Thesis) and the practical test useful to ascertain the achievement of the qualifying educational objectives of the course of study.
Booking the final examination must be made compulsorily on one’s ISIDATA profile under the heading ‘Examinations’.
At the same time, it will be compulsory to pay the ‘Graduation fee’ (by means of Pagopa service) of €30.00 by generating the payment by MAV through the ISIDATA platform under the heading ‘Fees’.

Bookings must be received in accordance with the following deadlines:
– 31 May (summer session);
– 31 August (autumn session);
– 31 January (winter session).

Students must have completed their studies at least 10 days before the final examination.

It is compulsory to submit 1 hard copy and 1 PDF/A file of the Diploma Thesis to the secretary’s office no later than 10 days before the date of the final examination. Further hard copies (tot. 4 copies) must be handed in to the commission on the day of the final examination.
Specific provisions can be found in the “Thesis Regulations”.