The two-year second-level course in Scenography is proposed as an organic set of teaching and teaching and training experiences, able to deal with a different originality and penetration the request for specialization in the fields of competence. The set of disciplines in fact tends to constitute in the candidate a high professionalism, widespread in the sectors in which the practice, the research and – together – the market radicalize the most current requests. The strategy followed allows the student to immediately get in touch with the main realities of the sector, but in such a way as to integrate their function within a carefully monitored path from the need for critical acquisition of the elements. The main theme of the scenography is thus declined in the main meanings that today articulate its modes, so as to bring the diversity and internal contrasts to life not only by virtue of the technical-practical updating of the discipline, but as a necessary part of a journey also dramaturgically based on the diversity of the areas involved.

For this reason, among the forms of teaching, the laboratory environment assumes pre-eminence, so as to encourage the transmission and acquisition of the processes and technologies that today open up to the show – and to the scenography, in all the articulations of the contemporary world – landscapes and topicals of commitment so far unpublished.


Graduates of the II level of the course will have the opportunity to carry out professional activities in different sectors, of high specialization, both in the free artistic activity and in the activities in different title connected to the wide range of acquired knowledge, therefore oscillating from the classical scenography to prose and lyric, scenography (and related articulations) for cinema, TV, up to the design of spatial and dynamic solutions for unconventional spaces and for big events. The educational path therefore provides for constant training internship experiences, encourages stages and workshops to be carried out in the studios and laboratories where the discipline finds, today, the best and most rigorous ground for its constant renewal. The international vision of programming and research is necessarily part of this process, carried out primarily with the help of targeted European programs (Erasmus).

The new legal architecture of the Academies of Fine Arts, moreover, provides for a general regulation that imposes a different didactic planning and converging objectives, able to build a shared strategic vision and aimed at the achievement of professionalism appropriately oriented to improve the ability to operate, in a global dimension, through internships and training activities aimed at facilitating artistic research and professional choices.

Among the employment opportunities there is also teaching, when the conditions foreseen by the current legislation are in place.


To be enrolled in the II level academic diploma course of the Scenography School, it is necessary to hold a first-level academic diploma from the same School or a recognized equivalent level, so a first-level diploma, academic or university, for which the recognition of an adequate number of Educational Credits is possible.

For foreign qualifications, international agreements and current regulations establish the terms for the definition of equivalences.


The final test is composed of:

  • Presentation of papers realized during the studies, selected in agreement with a teacher of the disciplines of address, apt to make evident the maturity and the originality achieved by the student during the training course;
  • A thesis of a historical-theoretical methodological or technical-artistic nature, in the form of an essay, in one of the disciplines included in the academic curriculum or in the personal study plan.


B ABST53 History of Performance History of Performance – dramaturgy 6 45 T
C ABPR22 Scenography Scenography for events 12 150
C ABPR22 Scenography Scenography for drama theater 12 150 TP
C ABPR22 Scenography Scenography for cinema 12 150 TP
U ABPR23 Stagecraft Lighting technology 8 100
U ABPR21 Modeling Modeling 6 75 TP
AI ABTEC38 Digital Applications for Visual Art Videographics 4 50 TP
B ABST53 History of Performance History of Performance – Theories and cultures of representation 6 45 T
C ABPR22 Scenography Scenography for opera and music theater 12 150 TP
C ABPR22 Scenography Scenography for television 12 150
U ABPR23 Stagecraft Stagecraft for cinema and television 10 125 TP
AI ABLIN71 Languages English (idoneity) 4 30 T
S   Students’ Choice Activities   6  
    Final Exam   10  
CFA TOTAL   120  

Activities: B= basic;  C=characterizing;  U=further basic and characterizing;  AI= Analogous-Integrative;

 S= student choice


 Type of Teaching  activities: T = theoretical – TP = theoretical-practical