Course for wig makers




The students experiment the sartorial techniques analyzed on a theoretical basis in the laboratory, acquiring even broader and more complex skills.



No other institution in Italy offers comparable courses. You will have the exclusive opportunity to study on the stage and behind the scenes of Teatro alla Scala: a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime experience!



A course that teaches a craft of the highest craftsmanship, with total attention to every detail.



The course staff is constantly present alongside the students, to follow them in the classroom activity and to guide them in the world of work.



The individual internships are hosted by world-class costume shops and fashion houses, from Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera of New York, or the Paris Opera to Valentino or Dolce & Gabbana.



The skills acquired are applicable not only across the performing arts—from opera and ballet to plays, cinema, and television—but also in fashion and the events sector.

Wanto to learn more?


RECAP 2021-22

Curricular units and teaching staff
- Costume-making techniques (Pasqualina Inserra and professional costume makers)
- Male costume-making techniques (Filippo Guggia, Antonello Voghera)
- Hat-making techniques (Gemma Vernò)
- Textiles (Luca Morando)
- Workplace safety (Sergio Antonio Tasca)
- Introduction to performance organization (Rita Citterio, Patrizia D’Anzuoni)
- Stage tailoring techniques (Professional stage tailors)
- Costume development techniques (Cristiana Malberti, Eleonora Rossi)
- History of theatre costumes (Maria Chiara Donato)
-History of ballet (Francesca Pedroni)
- Introduction to musical theatre (Andrea Massimo Grassi)
- Music appreciation (Fabio Sartorelli)
- English (Polly James)
- Contract law (Piergiuseppe Sciotti)
- Self-entrepreneurship (Gianfranco Daniele)
- Career orientation (Sarah Dominique Orlandi and La Scala Academy staff)
- Organizational conduct (Rita Cannata)
- Teambuilding in training courses (Valeria Miglio)

This list may be subject to change.
Thirteen months, from October 25, 2021 to December 23, 2022.
Admission requisites
- between 18 and 29 years old as of February 26, 2021;
- Secondary-school diploma or three-year professional qualification.
Selection process
Applicants must pass a three-phase selection process to be admitted to the course:
- two written tests, one motivational, the other assessing aptitude;
- a practical exam to assess basic knowledge of theatre costume-making;
- personal interview focusing on the applicant’s motivations, aptitudes, and expectations.
Scholarships and loan
Scholarships are available to cover all or part of course fees for eligible students who request one. Students whose ISEE (Equivalent Financial Status Indicator) is 20,000 euros or less are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Low-interest student loans are also available. Instructions for applying for scholarships or student loans will be provided in a specific announcement.

Deadline to apply: September 19, 2021

How to apply

Click on the “Apply” button. You will be asked first to pay the application fee (85 €) completd with account details, then you will find into your “Restricted area” on this website, under “Application draft”, the application form.

You have to attach, in digital format:
  • your passport-sized photo;
  • your cv;
  • your passport;
  • academic qualification (diploma, degree certificate);
  • signed “Terms and Conditions”, available and downloadable into the application form.
  • Please, read carefully the announcement and prepare in advance what you need to complete your application.

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