Saint Louis was founded in 1976 as a Jazz School and Jazz Club,
frequented by all the greatest Italian and international jazz players.

The didactics are aimed to educate the contemporary composers, allowing them to move with competence in various fields of application of music, cinema and television, advertising, videogames, theater, art installations, through a full mastery of classical harmony, contemporary and modal, of contrapuntal techniques and also orchestration with real and virtual instruments.

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Foundation Courses (Pre-academic)

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1st Cycle Academic courses (Bachelor level)

Access by audition

2nd Cycle Academic courses (Master level)

Access by audition

1st Level Master programs

Currently active Masters


Il Dipartimento di Composizione Film Scoring del Saint Louis è stato the first in Italy to be authorized by Miur for first and second level diplomas.

Foundation Courses (Pre-academic)

Study path aimed to prepare the students for the admission to the first cycle academic courses in Composition and Film Scoring and Applied Music; each student can access by an admission test and the duration varies from one to 2 years depending on the self-preparation of each aspirant defined after the admission test.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

miurPre-academic course with limited number: 16 students are selected each year

1st Cycle Academic courses (Bachelor level)

At the end of the pre-academic path, students can access to:

Composition and Film Scoring

Big Band with antonio SolimeneFirst cycle diploma focused on the preparation of the modern film music composer. The training course aims at the acquisition and development of creativity and compositional technical skills, having at disposal, unique in Italy, musical ensembles, from the string quartet to the saxophone quintet up to the Beethoven symphony orchestra, for the checking, execution and direction of the student's own scores.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applied Music

recording studioLa Musica Applicata costituisce oggi un indirizzo musicale recente ed innovativo. Nasce dall’esigenze di fornire il supporto artistico e compositivo a diverse industrie dell’intrattenimento (Cinema, Televisione, Gaming, Prosa, Musical, Comunicazione) da cui il termine “applicata”. Il linguaggio musicale in questi casi si pone a servizio di un media, di una prodotto, di una performance tenendo conto del “carattere” che deve assumere per integrarsi con il linguaggio del media, per suscitare emozioni nell’utente, per accompagnare la drammaturgia, la sceneggiatura, per sottolineare una situazione, un’azione, un paesaggio. L’orchestrazione, il contrappunto, l’armonia, la composizione si arricchiscono di elementi moderni che tengono conto della linearità e non linearità del sincronismo. La tecnologia ha un ruolo fondamentale nella musica applicata in quanto il compositore moderno deve avere ampia competenza nel comporre ed orchestrare virtualmente, nell’elaborare un suono attraverso una tecnica di sintesi e/o di campionamento, nel processare ed assemblare tutte le informazioni sonore in un mix multicanale o 3D. Alle classiche materie di indirizzo compositivo musicale si aggiungono quindi materie tecnologiche che consentono all’allievo di poter prendere confidenza e competenza con l’informatica musicale, il sound design, la musica elettronica, la fonia virtuale.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

miurLimited number courses: 12 students are selected every year

2nd cycle Academic Courses (Master level)

The Composition Department offers two different 2nd cycle specialization diplomas:

Composition and Film Scoring

Big Band with antonio SolimeneSpecialization and enhancement of compositional competences and orchestration skills. The specific study of the filmic language of music will be deepened through the knowledge of the specific music's literature for images and experimental mixes of traditional and virtual orchestration.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applied Music

recording studioApplied Music is the academic path closest to the job market and in continuous evolution, to provide artistic and compositional support to various entertainment industries (Cinema, Television, Gaming, Prose, Musical, Communication). The musical language is at the service of a media, a product, a performance, taking into account the "character" it must assume to integrate with the language of the media, to arouse emotions in the spectators, to accompany the dramaturgy, the script, to underline a situation, an action, a landscape.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

miurThe Masters are activated from year to year, you can fill out a form to access the waiting list

1st Level Master programs

The Masters are original postgraduate courses of Saint Louis, approved by the Ministry of Education and represent an improvement in specific sectors through training and experience courses held by personalities of international caliber and with high-level interships placements. Students with an first cycle academic diploma or a degree can access it.

Select a Masterfor more information, to see the study plan and admission requirements.

Master in Film Scoring

Big Band with antonio SolimeneMaster dedicated to the improvement and specialization of future composers of film music. The training course aims to highlight the different roles of the film music composer and provide the tools to be able to deal with a sonorization, a soundtrack and applied music in general.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Master in Music Business

recording studioThe Master aims to prepare students for professions as management of artists, groups and bands; show management expert, promotion of music, recording and editorial management of artistic products, planner of music marketing strategies, through a training project based on the main characteristics and experiences of the music industry in its many forms

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

miurThe Masters are activated from year to year, you can fill out a form to access the waiting list

Foundation Courses (Pre-academic)

Study path aimed to prepare the students for the admission to the first cycle academic courses in Composition and Film Scoring and Applied Music; each student can access by an admission test and the duration varies from one to 2 years depending on the self-preparation of each aspirant defined after the admission test.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

miurPre-academic course with limited number: 16 students are selected each year

1st Cycle Academic courses (Bachelor level)

At the end of the pre-academic path, students can access to:

Composition and Film Scoring

Big Band with antonio SolimeneFirst cycle diploma focused on the preparation of the modern film music composer. The training course aims at the acquisition and development of creativity and compositional technical skills, having at disposal, unique in Italy, musical ensembles, from the string quartet to the saxophone quintet up to the Beethoven symphony orchestra, for the checking, execution and direction of the student's own scores.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applied Music

recording studioApplied Music is today a recent and innovative music orientation. It arises from the need to provide artistic and compositional support to different entertainment industries (Cinema, Television, Gaming, Prose, Musical, Communication) from which the term "applied". The musical language in these cases is at the service of the media, of a product or a performance taking into consideration the "approach" that must be assumed to integrate itself with the language of the media, to arouse emotions in the spectator, to accompany the dramaturgy, the script, to emphasize a situation, an action, a landscape. Orchestration, counterpoint, harmony, composition are enriched with modern elements that take into account the linearity and not linearity of synchronicity. Technology plays a fundamental role in applied music as the modern composer must have extensive competence in composing and orchestrating virtually, in processing a sound through a synthesis and/or sampling technique, in processing and assembling all sound information in a multichannel or 3D mix. To the classic subjects of musical compositional direction are added technological subjects that allow the student to become familiar and competent with music informatics, sound design, electronic music, virtual voice.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

miurLimited number courses: 12 students are selected every year

2nd cycle Academic Courses (Master level)

The Composition Department offers two different 2nd cycle specialization diplomas:

Composition and Film Scoring

Big Band with antonio SolimeneSpecialization and enhancement of compositional competences and orchestration skills. The specific study of the filmic language of music will be deepened through the knowledge of the specific music's literature for images and experimental mixes of traditional and virtual orchestration.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applied Music

recording studioApplied Music is the academic path closest to the job market and in continuous evolution, to provide artistic and compositional support to various entertainment industries (Cinema, Television, Gaming, Prose, Musical, Communication). The musical language is at the service of a media, a product, a performance, taking into account the "character" it must assume to integrate with the language of the media, to arouse emotions in the spectators, to accompany the dramaturgy, the script, to underline a situation, an action, a landscape.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

miurThe Masters are activated from year to year, you can fill out a form to access the waiting list

Master's degree

The Masters are original postgraduate courses of Saint Louis, approved by the Ministry of Education and represent an improvement in specific sectors through training and experience courses held by personalities of international caliber and with high-level interships placements. Students with an first cycle academic diploma or a degree can access it.

Select a Masterfor more information, to see the study plan and admission requirements.

Master in Film Scoring

Big Band with antonio SolimeneMaster dedicated to the improvement and specialization of future composers of film music. The training course aims to highlight the different roles of the film music composer and provide the tools to be able to deal with a sonorization, a soundtrack and applied music in general.

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Master in Music Business

recording studioThe Master aims to prepare students for professions as management of artists, groups and bands; show management expert, promotion of music, recording and editorial management of artistic products, planner of music marketing strategies, through a training project based on the main characteristics and experiences of the music industry in its many forms

STUDY PLAN AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

miurThe Masters are activated from year to year, you can fill out a form to access the waiting list

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