Double degree CSI-DFA

The Master of Arts SUPSI (double degree) in in Music Pedagogy with specialization in Elementary Music Education and Music Education Teaching for Secondary Level I is a double degree study programme offered jointly by the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana and the SUPSI Education and Learning Department (DFA) which allows successful students to obtain two diplomas on completion of their studies, one from each institution, qualifying graduates to teach in secondary education throughout Switzerland and in primary school in the Canton of Ticino.


Complete information about the course (only in Italian) 

Regulation (only in Italian)


Extensions of study

The SUPSI Master of Arts (double qualification) in Music Pedagogy usually takes place in 6 semesters and corresponds to a total number of working hours equivalent to 188 ECTS credits. 

Qualification achieved

Master of Arts SUPSI (double qualification) in in Music Pedagogy with specialization in Elementary Music Education and Music Education Teaching for Secondary Level I

Type of Master 

The Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy is an independent Master's Degree programme under Swiss cooperation in accordance with the Konferenz Musikhochschulen Schweiz KMHS cooperation model.

Admission criteria

The double degree is aimed at people who have a Bachelor's degree obtained at a university school of music who meet the admission criteria of both Master's Courses. The two admission procedures will be combined. Access to each stage is conditional on passing the previous stage. 




For admission to the Master of Arts in Pedagogy, candidates who are not native speakers of Italian must present a certificate proving that their level of Italian language is at least B2 according to the Common European Framework for Modern Languages. (Celi3 level, Students who are native speakers of French, German or English, or students who can demonstrate a level of B2 language proficiency in one of these languages according to the Common European Framework for Modern Languages, may apply for exemption from this rule. They must, however, demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge of the Italian language and reach Celi3 level by the end of their first year of study. Most courses are taught in Italian although, depending on the nationality of the students and/or musicians present during practical exercises, the use of other languages (French, German, English) is widely accepted. Classes delivered by guests may also take place in the languages specified above. Students can also attend language courses as part of SUPSI programmes (and Italian courses at the CSI). Written work is accepted in any of the three official languages (Italian, French, German) or in English.