Stage photographers
22 January 2014
Property masters
7 July 2014

he educational proposal of the Accademia is enriched in 2014 by a new course: a Training Course for Wig Maker. The goal is to train professionals capable of carrying out all the activities related to the hairstyle, construction and maintenance of wigs and hairpieces.

In particular, a wigs maker must be able to master techniques and tools suitable for the realization of theatrical hairstyles, wigs, half wigs, beards, mustache, sideburns, eyebrows and hairpieces in general; he has to be able also to retrieve a wig starting from the examination of its state of conservation, to master the tools for the application of a wig and, finally, to sort and store the material, also dealing with its cleaning and washing. All of these skills are used in the world of theater and, more generally, in what the entertainment industry. The artistical-technical coordinator is Franco Restelli.



Currently there are no other courses in Italy for wig makers that prepare professionals who can manage the process in its entirety. The exclusivity of the course consequently leads to an easier entry into the labor market, where there are no other competitors of equal quality.

Learn by doing

Every lesson involves a practical demonstration by the instructors, who will then assist students as they learn via hands-on exercises under the direct care of consummate experts.


The teaching programme includes an intense internship to discover more about the wig makers job and relations.


The course involves studying full-time for five days a month, so as to allow the reconciliation with other study commitments or working.


Each participant will receive, at no additional charge, a complete kit containing all materials and instruments needed for the lessons.

Recap 2017/2018

Main teaching Staff
Tiziana Libardo, Mario Audello, Michele Tiano.
from 6 November 2017 to 31 July 2018 (=450 h, divided into practice in classroom and internship).
compulsory, 5 days a month (roughly scheduled in the last week of the month), from 9am to 6pm.
Prerequisites for admission
legal age.
Preferential requirements
availability and time flexibility.
Accademia Teatro alla Scala – Milan.
the admission to the course is subject to passing a test. All the details are described into the point 6 of the official announcement.
there is a registration fee of €85, to be paid with a bank transfer or with credit card, and attendance fee to be paid only with a Bank SDD (SEPA Direct Debit) in installments.
Application deadline
September 29th, 2017.
Currently applications are closed