1st Cycle Academic Diploma (Bachelor/Undergraduate Level)
Authorized by MIUR, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research
A 3-year Academic Course for Popular music (composition specialization). An educational and productive path for the modern songwriter.
- Stylistic songwriting, to write “in the style of …”, an essential characteristic for the craft of an author
- Creative songwriting, to write songs in one’s own personal style
- Recording production, publication of Cd, Ep and single compositions
- Live performance, with compositions in formations from the trio to the great orchestra
950 HOURS – Songwriting lessons, instrumental/singing, creative workshops, production and arrangement
50 HOURS – Rehearsals and live performances of the students’ own songs, with available ensemble ranging from the trio to the large orchestra
30 HOURS – Recording studio to produce the students’ own compositions
10 STUDENTS – Selected through an Admission Test, every year
Production and Distribution
- Arrangement and orchestration, both virtual and real, targeted to a yearly recording production, with the best songs published on digital platforms.
- A modern study of electronic keyboards and piano as a support for the composition.
- Complementary study of a second instrument, to be chosen among bass guitar, drums, guitar, vocals, piano
- Ensemble music workshops to experiment and live the created original compositions in Clubs and Festivals of Rome.
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 enhance 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
The graduated student will be ready to practice the acquired profession as:
- Artist, songwriter and interpreter of his/her own compositions
- Author of lyrics and/or music for performers
- Arranger for personal compositions and/or for third parties
- Author of music compositions for advertising, commercials, trailers, soundtracks, theme songs
- Author of lyrics and/or music for theater plays, prose, musicals
or will have the chance to choose to continue his/her studies, attending the further two-year specialization course in Songwriting.
Songwriting graduated students willing to continue in specialization Courses of other Departments (ex. Pop Performance, Applied Music, Electronic Music, etc.) will have to sit an Admission Test.