SOUND ENGINEERING

The Sound Engineering Academic Degree is targeted to the creation of professionals active in the working world, such as the live or recording studio sound engineer, the tv/radio sound engineer, the Midi programmer and music technician.

Admission test for the 1st Cycle Academic Degree

  • 1) Sound Engineering written test (see the program) with compulsory questions with open answers, and 2 optional questions with open answers. Patch-bay projecting and test on mathematic behaviour of compressor or expander
  • 2) Sound engineering practical test on the path wiring of the signal in the studio, recording on HD24, HD24 analogic mix with OUTBOARD
  • 3) Music Technology written and practical test (see the program)
  • 4) Acoustic Physics written test: calculation of the impedance module, nominal equivalent of a two doors passive net (resistances – coils – condensers) and obtainment of the strength absorbed by the circuit (RMS or maximum peak) when supplied by an alternate power supply.
  • 5) Oral test of Acoustic Physics
  • 6) Music Theory knowledge test (see the program)
  • 7) Technical English knowledge test
  • 8) Interview and discussion with the Examination Board about all carried out tests and possible submission of previous works created by the candidate.

 

SOUND ENGINEERING

 

 

HOW TO APPLY – DATES AND DEADLINES:

The admission tests for International Students to enter the 1st cycle academic degree in Electronic Music are held in July and September every year.
The deadlines to submit the application form for the next academic year are:
  • 13th June 2017, to sit the admission test in July
  • 29th August 2017, to sit the admission test in September
Late applications will be singularly considered, at the Direction’s discretion, on the basis of possible available places and/or renounces.
To register for the admission test it is necessary to fill in the Application Web-form, but no payment is required.

 

STUDY-PLAN

 

1st YEAR H. ECTS 2nd YEAR H. ECTS 3nd YEAR H. ECTS
THEORY, RHYTHMICS and MUSIC PERCEPTION Music theory 1 36 4 Music theory 2 36 4
HISTORY and ANALYSIS Music history and historiography 1 20 2 Music history and historiography 2 20 2 Music history and historiography 3 20 2
History of electro-acoustic music 1 24 3 History of electro-acoustic music 2 24 3 History of electro-acoustic music 3 24 3
MUSIC ACOUSTICS Acoustics of music instruments 1 24 3 Acoustics of music instruments 2 24 3 Acoustics of music instruments 3 24 3
Techniques and technologies of studio and audio/video editing and post-production 1 30 6 Techniques and technologies of studio and audio/video editing and post-production 2 30 6 Techniques and technologies of studio and audio/video editing and post-production 3 30 6
Techniques and technologies of amplification and PA system 1 54 7 Techniques and technologies of amplification and PA system 2 54 7 Techniques and technologies of amplification and PA system 3 30 6
Techniques and technologies of audio shooting and recording 1 27 7 Techniques and technologies of audio shooting and recording 2 27 7 Techniques and technologies of audio shooting and recording 3  27 7
Perfomance and interpretation of electro-acoustic music 1 27 3  Perfomance and interpretation of electro-acoustic music 2 27 3 Perfomance and interpretation of electro-acoustic music 3 27 3
MUSIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Sound sampling, synthesis and digital elaboration 1 27 3 Music information technology 1 27 3 Music information technology 2 27 3
COMPOSITION Composition 1 54 7 Composition 2 54 7 Composition 3 54 7
Music information technology composition 1 27 4 Music information technology composition 2 27 4 Music information technology composition 3 27 4
ENGLISH / ITALIAN English / Italian 30 2 English / Italian 30 2  English / Italian  30  2
6 CREDITS TO BE CHOSEN
BY THE STUDENT
6 6 6
FINAL THESIS
Final thesis
4
total hours 1st YEAR 380 60 2nd YEAR 380 60 3rd YEAR 320 60

 

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