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As a participant in the Screen Music Program, you will:

  • have your work screened at the Program’s evening events held at cultural and historical sites throughout Pavia in front of a jury composed by the Program Faculty roster plus two other professional critics. The Best Composer, as determined by the jury, will receive free tuition to the next Screen Music Program;
  • present your work at the Screen Music Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Alison Plante, Clint Bajakian, and Paolo Tortiglione. You will receive a public lesson from one of them and the feedback from all the other participant composers;
  • attend the lecture and the masterclass of our special guest Jeff Broadbent;
  • have individual Scoring Lessons with Alison Plante, Clint Bajakian, and Paolo Tortiglione. You will have a private lesson with two of them;
  • attend the daily ‘Scoring to Game Design’ workshop with Diego Ricchiuti;
  • attend daily lectures on Spotting and Scoring, Compositional Devices, Applied Composition to DAW Scoring, Music under Dialogue and Narration by our international faculty members;
  • be part of the Program’s Alumni and join one of the largest international network of film composers, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaborations, and screenings.

You will also have access to:

  • a welcome buffet;
  • a guided tour of the city of Pavia;
  • all the Program’s parties.

All classes are taught in English. The tuition for the Screen Music Program is 1,699 EurosAPPLY NOW!

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room at the university campus from July, 22 (check-in) to July, 31 (check-out). Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, and free wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a study room, a self-service laundry, a bicycle parking area, a newly built fitness center, a beauty SPA, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a cafeteria. A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant. Our English speaking staff will be available and assisting 24 hours a day.

Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.