Course for wig makers




Studying on the stage of the Teatro alla Scala under the guidance of its professionals and witnessing the light tests of the productions of the season are a unique experience



The course allows you to learn the many skills needed to design a lighting system, related to physics, electrical engineering and architecture.



The acquired skills can be applied in the various fields where it is necessary to know how to manage the light in a dynamic and effective way: live show, but also cinema, fashion, events



Practical activity is the fundamental element of the educational path: students practice in the classroom and in real theatrical contexts.

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RECAP 2023-24

Curricular Units and Teaching Staff
- Theatre lighting design (Marco Filibeck, Fabio Rossi, Andrea Giretti)
- Lighting project and set design (Angelo Linzalata)
- Theatre lighting designe - prep. (Mattia Carli)
- Lighting design for musicals (Valerio Tiberi)
- Television lighting design (Daniele Savi)
- Architectural lighting design (Elisabetta Campanelli)
- History of theatre lighting design
- Digitalization and technical documentation (Emanuele Agliati)
- 3D design (Ettore Fogliani)
- Vectorworks (Emanuele Agliati)
- Electrical engineering (Massimo Guerci)
-Lighting board technology (Oscar Frosio, Valerio Tiberi)
- Projection techniques (Mattia Diomedi)
- DMX protocol and lighting board programming (Emanuele Agliati)
- Light Art (Paolo Calafiore)
- Lighting design for live performances (Giovanni Pinna)
- Stage engineering (Ruggero Bellini)
- Musical education (Andrea Massimo Grassi)
- Listening (Fabio Sartorelli)
- Workplace safety (Sergio Tasca)
- Career orientation (Marco Pasotti)
- Contract law (Gianfranco Daniele)
- Self-entrepreneurship (Rita Cannata)
- Introduction to modes of theatrical expression (Filippo Toppi)

This list may be subject to change.
The course will last from November 16, 2023 to June, 2024.
The attendance is mandatory, from Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day.
Admission requisites
- Between the ages of 18 and 35 on November 16, 2023;
- High school diploma;
- Basic knowledge of AutoCAD 2D;
- Basic knowledge of electrical enginee-ring and light design;
-Basic knowledge of lighting design for the performing arts.
Student loan
Thanks to the collaboration of certain banks, Academy students in good standing may also benefit from other forms of financial aid to cover tuition or lodging costs.

For further information, please contact the teaching office:
Selection process
Applicants must pass a 3-stage selection process to be admitted to the course:
- a written test to assess basic knowledge of lighting design, set design, and electrical engineering;
- personal interview; - comment to some images of shows (on the use of light).

The selection process will take place in two sessions: May 19, 2023 and October 16-19, 2023. Both sessions will be held at the Academy facilities at Via Santa Marta 18, Milan.
Those who enroll in and pass the first session will be eligible for a tuition discount. Those who do not pass the first session will have the option of enrolling in the second session but will lose the right to a tuition discount.

Download here the selection program.
Workshop and fast-track
The Academy will offer an introductory workshop online from May 8 to 18, 2023. Those who score 29/30 (twentynine thirtieths) or higher will be admitted to the course without having to pass the selection process.
For additional information and the enrollment procedure, visit the website page.

You must apply within:
February 28, 2023 for the first round of selections
September 20, 2023 for the second round.

Register or login to the Academy enrollment platform at
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After registering, enter the information requested for the specific applicant following the step-by-step. You will asked to download, sign, and attach the Terms & Conditions “Condizioni di contratto per la partecipazione". This step is necessary to proceed with the application process.

  • 1 passport-sized photo;
  • your full cv, signed as described into the announcement.

You will be asked to pay the application fee of 85 € directly online via credit/debit card or credit transfer. The payment must be made online directly through the enrollment platform (do not close the page before paying).
A summary of entered data is generated at the end of the above steps: download it, sign it and attach it where required.
When uploaded, the application will be completed and it will be sent to the Students' Office. The following communications and steps are described into the announcement.