1st Cycle Academic Diploma (Bachelor/Undergraduate Level)
Authorized by MIUR, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research  


The 3-years 1st Cycle Academic Diploma in Electronic Music Production grants the student cultural and technical specific skills enabling him/her to translate into practice his/her own artistic ideas or someone else’s ones.

Bearing this target in mind, a special focus is set on the study of electro-acoustic music repertoire, both historical and contemporary, as well as on the in-depth study of analytic methodologies, including the history of electro-acoustic and data technologies in appliance to music.

Such targets will also have to be reached enhancing the development of the earing perceptive and the memorization skills, especially as far as sound materials of the electro-acoustic music repertoire are concerned. At the end of the three-year Course,the students will have deep knowledge of stylistic, historic and aesthetic sides of electronic music.

Besides, each student will have the appropriate skills relative to the implementation of data and electro-acoustic instrumentations.

Qualification Validity

The 1st cycle academic diploma issued by Saint Louis is equally valid both in Italy and in Europe, as all qualifications issued by Italian and European Conservatories.
The Course is of EQF level 6 and enhances the student, upon termination, to access Master Level Courses (EQF 7) both in Italy and abroad. To better understand the EQF – European Qualification Framework – for the Italian Higher Education System please visit the website Quadro dei Titoli Italiani.
The Course is ECTS based. Every year is worth 60 ECTS credits, for a total of 180 ECTS credits. To better understand the ECTS – European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System – please visit the dedicated page on the European Commission website.

Breakthroughs and opportunities

At the end of the three-year Course, the graduated student will have the necessary skills and experience for his/her own artistic career. He/she will be ready to practice the acquired profession or will have the chance to choose to continue his/her studies, attending the further two-year specialization course in Electronic Music.
Electronic Music graduated Students willing to continue in specialization Courses of other Departments (ex. Songwriting, Composition, Applied Music, etc.) will have to sit an Admission Test.


COTP06Music theory 1304Music theory 2304Rock and Pop Harmony304
CODM04Music Information Technology324
COME04History of electro-acoustic music 1243History of electro-acoustic music 2243Music History and historiography305
COME03Music Instruments acoustics246Music acoustics246Music spaces acoustics244
COME04Electro-acoustics 1244Electro-acoustics 2303
COME01Performance and interpretation of electro-acoustic music 16412Performance and interpretation of electro-acoustic music 2454Performance and interpretation of electro-acoustic music 36410
COME01Executive and control locations for live electronics649
CODC01Composition 1329Composition 2329Composition 3329
COME02Electro-acoustic music composition 16412Audio-visual integrated composition 6412
COTP03Piano practice 1324Piano practice 2324
CODL/02Score Reading326
CODL/02English Language202
ELECTIVE STUDIESElective Subjects6Elective Subjects6Elective Subjects6
FINAL ASSESSMENTFinal thesis and performance6
total hours1st YEAR294602nd YEAR345603rd YEAR18060


Main Subjects

  • 1) Live electronics practical test
  • 2) Music Technology written and practical test
  • 3) Music Theory knowledge test

Subsidiary Subjects

  • 4) Sound Engineering written test  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
  • 5) 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.
  • 6) Oral test of Acoustic Physics
  • 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.



The INTAKES (admissions tests) for International Students are held every year in

The precise dates will be communicated once the interested students apply for the Courses and, in the case of the Pop and Jazz Course, pass the pre-selection phase.

for the 1st Intake runs from December 1st to January 30th every year.
for the 2nd Intake runs from December 1st to April 30th every year.

Therefore the Deadline to send the Application Form and the pre-selection video is either January 30th or April 30th, according to the selected intake. Late applications will be singularly considered, at the Direction’s discretion, on the basis of possible available places and/or renounces.

For further details on the Admission Procedure and to fill in the Admission Web-form, please visit the dedicated web-page: http://saintlouiscollege.eu/international-students

No payment is needed during the Admission phase.