Objectives of  the course

The course allowes to achieve an adequate knowledge of  artistic methods and  techniques as well as professionals and specifics skills in order to let the students to obtain the necessary instruments, useful for acquiring competences   specifically  referred to  theatre scenography, television and cinema and also to set-up techniques connected to advertising and window dressing. The principal goals are to develop skills in the use of expressive technological tools, traditional or contemporary, regarding the use and the administration of the space and the principles of representation, and also to learn how to use different materials to improve the realization of projects, interventions on territory, environmental works as well as develop a research in visual-artistic languages.

Graduates must:

  • Possess adequate technical and operational knowledge, methods and contents in relation to the sectors of Scenography, setting up design, costume for the spectacle;
  • Possess the ability to work with different methodological tools, to research, develop and plan with an efficient learning method,  useful to improve expressive languages and the most advanced technologies;
  • Be fluent in one of the European Languages (in addition to the native one) at least;
  • Possess adequate communication and organizational skills, particularly  in  using Information instruments.


Employment Prospects

Graduates will work as professionals on different projects,  both in private and in  public areas of theatre scenography, cinema,television, set-up, costumes for spectacles.

The academies will plan (in agreement with public and private institutions) stages and internships to let our students  gain knowledge and experience.

Access Requirements

To be enrolled it is mandatory to possess:

  • an High School Diploma or any other degree obtained  abroad, if recognized  as valid even with International Agreements.
  • knowledge of the fundamental abilities, useful to be admetted to the course; these abilities will be tested with the aptitude test. The Admissions is based on a test aimed at seeing the technical-artistic  qualities each applicants have,  in particular regarding representation and planning. If the test won’t be passed, the Institute can  provide additional educational goals to be achieved during the first Academic Year .

Academic Admission Test

The admission examination  consists of a test regarding general knowledge, one graphic test and a face to face interview afore the Commission. Specifics of the exam are defined annually by the Course Council,   in accordance with the regulations established by the general  Academic Council.

Final Exam

The Final Exam foresees:

An artistic-planning thesis consisting of the producting works on a subject, specifically assigned by the Professor of the course of the course to which the student is enrolled;

A thesis of historical – theoretical or methodological or technical – artistic nature, in the form of a short essay, in one of the disciplines included in the academic  curriculum or in the personal study plan. The eventual subject of artistic production attached to the thesis will be functional to the specific character of the thesis itself.



Code Area Discipline Credits Hours
  First  Year      
ABPR22    C Scenography 1 12 150 T.P.
ABST47    B History of Ancient Art 6 45 T
ABPR23    C Stagecraft 1 8 100 T.P.
ABST53    B History of Performance 1 6 45 T.
ABPR14    C Architecture and Town Planning Elements 6 75 T.P.
ABPR31    B Photography 6 75 T.P.
ABPR32    C Costume for Spectacle 6 75T.P
ABPR16    C Perspectival Drawing Theory and Practice 6 75 T.P.
    English 4 30 T.
  Second Year      
ABPR22    C Scenography 2 12 150 T.P.
ABST47    B History of Modern Art 6 45 T.
ABPR23    C Stagecraft 2 8 100 T.P.
ABST53    B History of Performance 2 6 45 T.
ABTEC41    C Digital Modelling Techniques – Computer 3D 6 75 T.P.
ABPR35    C Direction 6 45 T.
ABPR15    C Architectonic Drawing of Style and Furniture 6 75 T.P.
ABST53    C Literature and Philosophy of Theatre 6 45 T.
    Basic Computer Science 4 30 T.
  Third Year      
ABPR22    C Scenography 3 12 150 T.P.
ABST47    B History of Modern Art 6 45 T.
ABVPA64    I Museography and Planning of Exhibition System 6 45 T.
ABPC66    I History of Cinema and Video 6 45 T.
ABST54    B History of Music and Musical Theatre 6 45 T.
ABPR23    B Tecnology and Materials Applied to Scenography 6 75 T.P.
    Free choice courses, among the allied or additional  teachings related to  the specific  plan of study and  not selected as compulsory or among all the teachings  included in the other  plans of study; the student can even  insert  credits for the internship activities in this area (maximum 4 credits) 10  


Thesis 8  


Total of credits, required in order to obtain the degree 180  

Activities:  B= basic;    C=characterizing;    I= Allied or additional

Type of academic  activities: T = theoretical;      P = Practical;   TP = theoretical-practical