Second cycle degree LM-45

In the 2019-2020 academic year, the Academy establishes two-year courses that allow you to obtain the equivalent degree to the Master’s Degree of the LM-45 Musicology and Musical Heritage class, divided into 8 different addresses: PIANO, FLUTE, VIOLA, VIOLIN, CELLO, GUITAR, CHAMBER MUSIC AND COMPOSITION, as per art.1 of Decree 177 of 1/03/2019 of the Ministry of Education, University and Research.
Article. 1, co. 102-107 of the 2013 Stability Law (Law 228/2012) has established a system of equivalences between the first and second level academic diplomas issued by the AFAM institutions and, respectively, the degree and master’s degree diplomas belonging to some classes, for the exclusive purpose of participation in public competitions.

For enrolment it is necessary to be in possession of the first level Academic Diploma of Conservatory for the chosen address, or of the Old Order of Conservatory Diploma together with the High School Diploma or equivalent / equivalent qualification, and have an age included as indicated below (except for exceptions at the discretion of the Director in agreement with the Academic Council):
– between 18 and 26 years for piano, flute, violin, viola, cello;
– between 18 and 30 years for guitar and chamber music;
– between 18 and 35 years of age by composition address.

Access to courses equivalent to the LM-45 Degree is subject to passing the admission exam of instrumental practice in compliance with the regulations of the Higher Specialization Courses of every single address already active in the Academy. The respective admission exam programs are available in the section of the website “High Specialization Courses”. For guidance on the music program to be submitted for the entrance exam, it is necessary to follow the age criteria according to which the Higher Specialization Courses are divided. For more information, you can contact the Didactic Secretariat by calling 0542/30802 or by writing to the e-mail address
The deadline for registration for the entrance exams for the academic year 2020-21 is being defined. The date of the entrance exams will be communicated by the secretariat to each candidate. The entrance exams will take place from the second half of September 2020. Candidates who intend to enrol in the entrance exams to equivalent courses must send an email to indicating the chosen address. The secretariat will contact the candidate specifying all the details to complete the enrolment procedure. The results of the exams will be communicated by 30th October.
For the students of the Academy already enrolled in the individual Higher Courses, who intend to enrol in the respective Equivalent Course, it is not necessary to pass the entrance exam but official communication to the secretariat is required by 10th September 2020. for internal students who intend to apply for passage to equivalent courses, the same access requirements remain mandatory.

The ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021
For the 2020-2021 academic year, the first and the second year of courses equivalent to the LM-45 Degree will be activated. The Academy reserves the right not to activate the equivalent courses of the first year if the minimum number of students admitted to the outcome of the admission exam has not been reached.
In the case of non-activation of the equivalent courses, the admitted candidates will be notified by 30th October. For them, however, the possibility of attending the academic courses of practice within the Academy in the ‘Higher Specialization Courses’ formula will be guaranteed, in addition to the right to attend equivalent courses as soon as the first activated annuity becomes available, including the recognition of the credits acquired in the practice courses and the reduction of attendance fees.

Students are required to attend at least 80% of each of the courses included in the teaching plan, under penalty of the inability to enrol in the compulsory verification exams of each course that will be held at the end of the year, according to a timetable established by the secretariat. Two exam sessions per year will be guaranteed for each course.
Failure to pass the exams of the SSD L-ART / 05 at the end of the year does not foresee any possibility of recovery, even in the second session available (except for exceptions at the discretion of the Director in agreement with the Academic Council), and implies the impossibility of continuing the studies within the Academy.
Failure to pass the verification exams of all the other courses provides for the possibility of recovery only in the next exam session scheduled and available within the same academic year of attendance (except for exceptions at the discretion of the Dean in agreement with the Director), under penalty of impossibility to continue the studies within the Academy.
All the specifications regarding the timetable of the lessons and the programs of the individual courses will be communicated by the secretariat to the admitted students, and managed via a ‘cloud’ portal in the specific area reserved for teaching.
Given the high selection required upon entering the entrance exams and the target of the students of the Academy of Imola, the institution makes itself available for dialogue with each individual student in order to allow him/her to attend courses and pass exams that it is sustainable according to the extra-academic artistic commitments – concerts, competitions, tours, etc.etc. – agreed by the student with the teacher of the instrument inside the Academy (exceptions and derogations from the regulation are at the discretion of the Director in agreement with the Academic Council and the Dean).
In no case will exceptions be made regarding the failure to obtain the overall credits provided for by the regulation for the purpose of obtaining the title equivalent to the Degree of the LM-45 Class.

The courses are held in Italian and English. In the case of group courses, the language of teaching is chosen according to the composition of the class. Students are however guaranteed the opportunity to study and verify exams by following bibliography in both Italian and English.

To register for the entrance exam, a fee of € 60 must be paid when registering. The secretariat will specify all the details when applying for registration.

Once the admission exam has been passed and the course activation is guaranteed, the student is required to pay the mandatory fee of € 140 directly to the service of the right to study of the Emilia Romagna Region ERGO by 10 November. The right to study service provides for the payment of amounts in support of the study which can be accessed by means of a call. All the specifications are available on the dedicated website of the Emilia Romagna Region

The overall attendance fee for the first year of the courses equivalent to the LM-45 Degree for the year 2020-2021 is established in the total amount of € 3,450.00 divisible into three instalments according to the following calendar:
November 15th 1st instalment deadline € 1,125.00
February 15th deadline II instalment € 1,125.00
April 15th deadline III instalment € 1,200.00
The annual amount of the attendance fee will remain unchanged for each of the two years of attendance of the course equivalent to the LM-45 Degree for students enrolled in the 2020-2021 academic year. The payment of the attendance fee is mandatory in any case, under penalty of inability to attend courses. The Academy makes itself available to evaluate a wider and interest-free instalment plan, upon specific request by the student.

For each student who has successfully passed the entrance exam, thus acquiring the status of enrolled in the equivalent courses of the LM-45 Degree, the Academy will guarantee a scholarship for each Academic Year. The amount of the scholarship will be communicated by the secretariat at the beginning of the Academic Year upon resolution of the Board of Directors and will cover partial or total coverage of the third instalment.






The Academy reserves the right to publish the details of the study plan for the next year LM-45 by 30 October, however already available in the equivalence decree.

The teachers of the practice courses related to the SSD L-ART / 05 of each address are listed in the section of the site ‘the teachers’.
In the case of multiple teachers, the candidate can indicate a specific preference that will be respected within the capacity limits of the classes. It is possible to take practice courses with multiple teachers. The assignment of teachers of practice is at the discretion of the Director and School Managers of each address.

The Academy reserves the right to make changes to the Regulations in order to improve the service for students. Any changes will be promptly communicated through publication on the site and direct communication to the students through the teaching secretariat.