Course for wig makers




Students have the unique opportunity to practice photography and videography at Teatro alla Scala and other major Italian performing arts venues for all types of performances: opera, ballet, live music, plays, musicals.



Participants are guided toward full mastery of the profession on a one-to-one basis by consummate experts in the field.



Students will develop the full range of competencies necessary for creating photo and video reportages and multimedia projects.



Douglas Kirkland, Steve McCurry, Silvia Lelli, and Maki Galimberti are just a few of the big names in contemporary photography who have given master classes and lectures to Academy students.



Students will have access to the latest generation tools and software.

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Recap 2022-23

Teaching units and staff
- Stage photography (Luciano Romano, Maurizio Buscarino, Silvia Lelli, Rudy Amisano, Laura Ferrari, Pino Ninfa, Giovanni Hänninen, Lorenzo Di Nozzi)
- Digital image processing (Laura Ferrari)
- Studio photography (Corrado Crisciani, Luciano Romano)
- Photography history and criticism (Roberto Mutti)
- Aesthetics and image composition (Filippo Toppi)
- Photo editing (Paola Riccardi, Laura Ferrari, Roberto Mutti)
- Guided practical exercises (Andrea Angeli, Laura Ferrari, Filippo Toppi)
- Video shooting and editing (Andrea Angeli)
- Performance reportage (Marcello Mencarini)
- Introduction to audio technology (Andrea Ferrario)
- Music education and appreciation (Andrea M. Grassi, Fabio Sartorelli)
- Elements of visual design (Vinicio Bordin)
- Performing arts videomaking (Luca Scarzella, Anna Frigo, Michele Innocente, Felice Cappa)
- Video compositing (Michele Innocente)
- Audio-visual communication (TIWI Agency)
- Elements of lighting design (Emanuele Agliati)
- Elements of photography directing (Daniele Savi)
- Communication and New Media (Peter Maniura, Giulia Majer)
- Teambuilding (Filippo Toppi)
- Career orientation (Marco Pasotti, Filippo Toppi)
- Elements of design (Umberto Bellodi)
- Contract and copyright law (Gianfranco Daniele)
- Self-entrepreneurship (Lorenzo Di Nozzi)

This list may be subject to change.
From November 14, 2022 to november 10, 2023.
Requisites for admission
- At least 18 years old;
- basic knowledge of photography technique;
- basic knowledge of digital image processing software;
- good teamworking skills;
- basic knowledge of musical theatre and the performing arts.
Scholarships and loan
Scholarships and student loan are available to cover all or part of course fees for eligible students who request one. Plese write to for further details.
Selection program
The selection process consists of two steps:
- a written test to assess basic knowledge of photography and digital image processing software;
- an individual interview including review of candidate’s personal photography portfolio (10-20 photographs).

The selection process will take place in two sessions: May 17–19, 2022 and October 5–7, 2022. 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.

You must apply within:
April 30, 2022 for the first round of selections
September 20, 2022 for the second round.

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  • 1 passport-sized photo;
  • your full cv.

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