Music Production

Second cycle Academic Diploma

Specialization path in the role of Music Producer. Each student will develop the ability to manage music production projects from the creative phase, passing through arrangement with real and virtual instruments, recording, mixing, both on their own and on behalf of others.

The student will acquire full knowledge of the historical evolution of music production and modern techniques of making products for the recording industry and for the media.

Duration 2 years

Frequency Lessons of 50 minutes/weekly or fortnightly

Where Rome

Language Italian/English

It is a limited students number course, aimed at up to 20 students, coming from academic courses or selected by audition.

The two-year specializations courses are personalized on the basis of the artistic inclinations of the students, aimed at creating real work opportunities, with different music productions both their own and on behalf of others over the two-year period.

  • Recording techniques: Production of 2 songs of each resident (student), pre-production, arrangement, Rehearsals, Recording and Overdubbing, choice and positioning of microphones, Editing, Mixing, Mastering
  • Production labs: Production of original projects.
  • Orchestration: Professional development of virtual orchestration.
  • Music production analysis: Evolution of the role of the music producer in recent decades, the different approaches of some of the most important figures in the history of music production. IThe sound design in the production of a song: techniques and ideas for the timbre characterization of the productions. Analysis of the compositional, structural and expressive techniques of musical genres representative of popular music of recent decades
  • Copyright, royalties and contracts: Understanding of the main regulations related to the sector is the basis for acknowledging how copyright and royalties can be the main sources of remuneration for those who produce music. Licensing agreements, editorial contracts, production and execution contracts.

At the end of the 2nd Cycle academic two-year period, the student can complete his/her specialization studies with a specialization Master program (acknowledged by the Ministry of Education).

  • Music Producer and arranger of original projects
  • music author for sonorizations and music applied to images
  • Public competitions for music teaching (upon reaching the 24 university or academic credits in anthropo-psycho-pedagogical disciplines and in teaching methodologies and technologies)



Since 2012 Saint Louis has participated in the Erasmus + program, which offers the possibility to every student of Academic level to live periods of mobility in other European and Extra-European Higher Education Institutes for study or internship projects.

Each student can therefore benefit of a maximum of 12 months of study or internship abroad for each study cycle (12 months max in the three-year first cycle, 12 months max in the two-year second cycle of academic studies), choosing one’s destination among a wide and excellent offer of foreign partners that Saint Louis has established and consolidated over time.

  • Special International Projects: European Jazz Contest, Italian Jazz on the Road, Italian Jazz C.R.E.A”, Minus One – Italian Jazz on the Road to… Tbilisi, Body Sound DiVision

REQUIREMENTS: 1st Cycle three-year academic diploma already achieved or to be achieved by the February session (registration with reservation)

  1. Consult the Admission Requirements and Study Plan section: Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by accessing the “Admission requirements and study plan” section.
  2. Fill in the application webform: You can apply to take part in the entrance exam to the 1st and 2nd cycle academic courses from 3rd February to 30th April. International students may apply as of January 1st every year until 30th April. Applications submitted subsequently may be considered only on the basis of the places remaining available.
  3. Take the admission tests on site:Admission tests are held on at least two consecutive days. International candidates can sit the tests online.

Mandatory attendance to the minimum extent of the 80% of the lessons.

  • FULL-TIME ATTENDANCE: Classes are mostly held with fortnightly cadence, organized in alternate weeks, with the exception of the instrument / singing lesson which can be organized at the student’s choice on a weekly or fortnightly basis. About 300 hours of classes per year.
  • PART-TIME ATTENDANCE: Students who, for work or distance reasons, are unable to attend all the lessons provided for in the study plan can personalize their own study plan choosing how many subjects to attend from year to year. Part-time attendance implies a probable extension of the course of study beyond 3 years.




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