Admission to the pre-academic course in composition

To be admitted to the pre-academic course in Composition the student needs to have basic notions of music theory, solfeggio and piano.


Pre-Academic Admission Tests for International students can be sit in 2 different intakes, according to the necessities of the students themselves:

  • JUNE

For the Academic Year 2019/2020, the Admission Tests for the February intake can be sit between February 8th and 19th (dates to be individually agreed upon through the International Office); for the February intake the test can be sit on June 21st 2019 only.


Admission to the Pre-Academic Courses is granted. The admission test is only meant to check the entry level of each student in each subject, to better position the students in the most appropriate classes of the 3-year program. If the student’s results are not completely adequate for the admission to the course, he/she will be put in specific classes to help complete the basic preparation. On the other hand, should the preparation be more advanced, the student can be admitted to the 2nd or 3rd  pre-academic year directly.

Therefore, to register to the Pre-academic Course:

  1. Fill in the Application Form
  2. Establish your Intake to sit the admission test, with the support of the International Office
  3. Pay the registration fee (€ 120 approximately) plus the down payment (€ 250), following the instructions that the International Office will send you on your e-mail

Non-EU Students requiring a study VISA to enter Italy can get an Admission Certificate from our International Office to be submitted to the Italian Embassy in their Country, only when the above procedure is finalized.

To get information about VISA procedures please click here and visit the page:


Solfeggio and music theory test: reading of music staff (treble clef and bass clef), major and minor scales, melodic intervals and inverted positions, preliminary notions of  consonant harmony (major-minor-diminished-augmented triads), most important rhythmic figures (triplets, irregular groups, etc.) and simple and composed tempos.

  • Interview with the Head of the Course. The interview is meant to verify the inclinations and the expectations of the students and to verify that they have at least a minimum knowledge of piano. It is recommended, but up to the student, to bring their compositions with an audio support and/or on paper.