Saint Louis was founded in 1976 as a Jazz School and Jazz Club, attended by all the greatest Italian and international jazz players.
Sound Engineer Department, founded in 2002, focuses on preparing professional technicians for live concerts, recording studios, film and TV editing studios, audio-video post-production studios. It was the first department in Italy authorized by the Miur for first and second cycle of academic courses.
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Saint Louis Department of Sound Engineering was the first in Italy to be authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education to award first and second cycle academic diplomas.
Foundation Courses (Pre-academic)
The Sound Engineer department is dedicated to form professionals that will allow them to get access to great opportunities in the world of work.
The foundation (pre-academic) course of Fonia and Electronic Music covers a one-year study path for the preparation, which is a considerably important track, to access the first cycle academic courses of Sound Engineer and Electronic Music Composition.
The pre-academic course holds a free access , there are no admission tests, the duration is one academic year, at the end of which the academic courses of Sound Engineer or Electronic Music are accessible by examination.
Access to the pre-academic course of Fonia and Electronic Music without audition
1st Cycle Academic courses (Bachelor level)
First cycle academic diploma course in sound technician, a wealth of experience and complete cutting-edge skills for the training of sound technicians, sound designers and programmers, for professionals capable to work in recording studios and also in live contexts, deal with analog systems and in digital environments ( Pro-Tools Hd), experiencing real sessions of recording, mixing and recording production.
During the practice labs in the studio , small groups and individually work on microphone recording techniques, signal manipulation, editing, use of the outboard, mix and post-production, both on analogue desks and in entirely digital terrain.
Avid Pro Tools certifications are included in the study track.
Academic course with limited students number course: a maximum of 40 students
2nd cycle Academic Courses (Master level)
Specialization study path for Sound Engineering for recording studio (Mix & Mastering) or Live Sound Engineering (Live Sound) or Music Production.
The graduates in Sound Technician are entitled to access the two-year second cycle academic diploma courses listed above. Graduates in other disciplines who have previous experience in fonia can access after an admission test.
Real production and mixing recording sessions, professional use of plug-ins and outboards. The specific skills will go as far as mastering techniques, made with both hardware and software media and hybrids. Each student also acquires mastery of the acousticization techniques of the environments for production purposes and professional skills to manage the entire production cycle from microphoneing, recording, mixing and mastering.
Signal management techniques in live music contexts, with professional use of both analog platforms and digital mixers. Each student acquires mastery of live music recording techniques for productive purposes. The specific skills will go as far as the techniques of using radio frequency systems, setting up small, medium and large stages, both as a stage and hall sound engineer.
Specialization path that takes the student to look through the vision of a Music Producer. Each students will develop skills to manage music production projects at all stages of development. from creative writing, through arrangement and pre-production with real and virtual instruments, executive production, recording sessions, mixing and mastering, working on their own and on behalf of external help. Each student is educated to acquire full knowledge of the historical evolution of music production and also the techniques for making products for the record industry and media.
Academic course with limited students number course and selected: 10 places available every year
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 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.
The 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
The Masters are activated from year to year, you can fill out a form to access the waiting list