Set Design

Production designer, set designer, lighting designer, digital creator live events and performances

Characteristics of the course of study

The course aims to assure skills and knowledges addressed at training experts that can work in the fields of set designing, able to design a stage space for the opera theater, drama theater and for dance sets. Acquiring a rigorous and effective method of set designing, will enable the graduate to possess all the tools and basic technical knowledges required for dealing with the creation of a space for the show, to be aware of his role and specific responsibilities in relation to other artistic figures and techniques that rotate around staging and with which he will necessarily have to collaborate. In addition, the acquisition of the ability for critical analysis will allow, in the creative process, to formulate a meaningful aesthetic world capable of sustaining a constructive dialogue with the concepts and interpretation given by the director, the playwright or by the choreographer.

I Year

  • Set designing I (12 CFA)
  • Set design technology (8 CFA)
  • History of ancient art B (6 CFA)
  • Medieval Art History (6 CFA)
  • Fundamentals of computer design (Autocad) (5 CFA)
  • History of the costume I (6 CFA)
  • History of Show Business I (6 CFA)
  • Digital image processing (Photoshop) (5 CFA)
  • English (4 CFA)
  • Digital modeling techniques - computer 3D (2 CFA)

II Year

  • Set designing II (12 CFA)
  • Modeling (set design II) (8 CFA)
  • Digital Video (new technologies - set design) (4 CFA)
  • History of the costume II (6 CFA)
  • History of modern art (6 CFA)
  • History of Show Business II (6 CFA)
  • History of music and of musicals (8 CFA)
  • Photography (6 CFA)
  • Practice and Culture of the television and cinematographic show business (2 CFA)
  • Body expression laboratory and performative techniques (2 CFA)

III Year

  • Set designing III (12 CFA)
  • Set designing for television (5 CFA)
  • Lighting technology (5 CFA)
  • Performance techniques for visual arts (3 CFA)
  • History of Show Business III (6 CFA)
  • History of cinema and television (6 CFA)
  • Contemporary art History (6 CFA)
  • Sound space design (set design) (6 CFA)
  • Practice and Culture of the television and cinematorgrafico show (2 CFA)
  • History of contemporary music (3 CFA)
  • Directing (2 CFA)



Job perspectives

production designer, set designer, lighting designer, digital creator live events and performances

The outgoing professionl figure can start to create his own professional career, checking out the direct collaboration with directors, coreographers, art directors, suggesting himself to the production and theater institutions in the show ambit as assistant or collaborator for the technical management staff, for the scenographers building all the setting phases in the laboratories, for the stage technician during the show assembly phases or as assistant during the creative and planning show phase. The abstract-technical acquired method, will give the possibility to the graduates to operate as well in different ambits such as the interior design, photo and video sets, exhibition setting up, shop windows, stands, events setting up, concerts, contemporary art performances and all the ambits in which the “emotional” space becomes fundamental expressive element for artistic and economic purposes.

Image Gallery

Accademia SantaGiulia - Vincenzo Foppa Società Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS - Via Cremona, 99 - 25124 Brescia
Num. Iscr. Reg. delle Imprese di Brescia e partita IVA: 02049080175 - R.E.A. 291386 - CAP. SOC. Euro 25.148,68