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


  • Mastering
  • Sound Design
  • Digital Live Mixing
  • Pro Tools Hd

The Music Technology and Sound Engineering 1st Cycle Academic Diploma is an innovative and up-to-date 3-year Course, targeted to the creation of professionals such as live or recording studio Sound Engineers, Sound Designers and Programmers, tv/radio sound engineers, Midi programmers and music technicians.

A specialization Diploma, a wealth of experience and complete, innovative and avant-garde skills for the training of Sound Technicians, Sound designers and Programmers, for recording studio professionals and in live contexts, on analogue systems and in digital environments (Pro-Tools Hd), experimenting with real recording, mixing and recording sessions. Practical classes are organized in small groups to work individually on microphones, signal manipulation, outboard, mix and post-production techniques, both on analogue counters and on entirely digital domains.


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 as

  • Live sound engineers and sound technicians in the recording studio
  • Music Technology operators and Sound designers
  • Music professions connected with multimedia events, artistic installations, soundtracks

or will have the chance to choose to continue his/her studies, attending the further two-year specialization course in Sound Engineering.

Sound Engineering graduated Students willing to continue in specialization Courses of other Departments (ex. Songwriting, Composition, Electronic Music, etc.) will have to sit an Admission Test.


Saint Louis is an Avid Pro Tools authorized center, one of the few training institutes in Italy authorized to issue the title of “Pro Tools User”.
Students who attend the 1st cycle academic course (Bachelor) in Sound Engineering have the opportunity to take exams directly to obtain the Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools 110 and Pro Tools 220 certifications, covering all the topics during the academic three-year period.