Three professionalizing (structured) courses of study – closely related to preparatory courses – are further proposed in PIAMS academic programme.
Each course of studies lasts differently according to the core subject and is divided into three levels:
- the first one (basic) aims to provide to students essential basic competences for the musical practice and abilities required to be admitted to undergraduate academic courses (Baccalaureate) of philological-musicological (Disciplines of sacred music) and technical-musical area (Organ engineering and manufacture);
- the second one (lower) is the natural continuation and close examination of disciplines featuring the previous level and provides to students the abilities required to be admitted to undergraduate academic courses (Baccalaureate) of the musical-performative (Performing disciplines/subjects of sacred music) and musical-compositional (Sacred composition);
- the third one (higher), finally, corresponds – merely for what concerns technical-musical contents – to equivalent academic courses of study of cycle I (Baccalaureate).
The three course of studies are: