The School of Electronic Music of the Conservatory of Turin, active since 1968, has played a historical role in the evolution of the teaching of electro-acoustic music in Italy. Since 2010, the first-level (three-years) and second-level (two-years) academic Diploma courses are active, which, following a profound rethinking of the educational offer, propose a path of higher studies articulated in numerous courses , organized in such a way as to provide the student with a complete preparation. The School of Electronic Music provides scientific instruments necessary for a deep knowledge of sound phenomena and their creative manipulation, but also to the history, theory, aesthetics of music in its relations with technologies.
Numerical technologies and informatics have introduced powerful material and conceptual tools for artistic creation and open to art new and fundamental dimensions of exploration both as regards the nature and content of objects (musical, visual and multimedia), both as regards the same process of creation. This implies a new type of research and development where artistic and scientific work proceed in parallel. The aim of this course is therefore the training of experts in the use of the most up-to-date technologies applied in the field of musical creation and, in general, artistic. Not only “electronic music”, therefore, but a wide range of cognitive and creative possibilities that direct the student trained towards different professional profiles such as composer and performer of electroacoustic music, sound designer, sound director, programmer of computer music environments, designer sound (for multimedia, internet, cinema, tv), designer in interactive multimedia systems, music assistant to production, audio post-production technician, musicologist of the electroacoustic repertoire, consultant for multidisciplinary projects in relation to the environment and architecture.
The School of Electronic Music of the Conservatory of Turin offers students, in addition to specific teaching, many opportunities for comparison with the real artistic production and with parallel international experiences and works in collaboration with the Polytechnic and the University of Turin.