Frequently asked questions


What are some of the alumni benefits?

As one of our valued alumni, you can take advantage of an exclusive alumni offer to save on another degree. As an alumnus, you’ll also have access to discounts at various companies, museums and online retailers. Visit the [Benefits and Discounts] page on the alumni website to learn more or start shopping with retailers.

How can I continue my education at Academia Cremonensis?

We offer a range of individual, non-credit professional development, as well as certificate programs. Find out how you can continue your education [here].

Where can I share my story at Academia Cremonensis?

Contact the Alumni Association at

How can I get involved and expand my professional network?

As a graduate of Academia Cremonensis, you are automatically a part of the Academia Cremonensis Alumni Association. To access the benefits on the [alumni website] just log in using your login credentials. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a long-time Academi Cremonensis alum, the Alumni Association is your gateway to your alumni network.

Individual Course

How do I register for continuing education courses?

Students can enroll in continuing education courses at It’s quick and easy—just find the course you want and enroll.
Find out how you can continue your education [here].

What subjects are offered for professional development at Academia Cremonensis?

There are many professional development topics to choose from, including: -Crucial Aspects of Violinmaking -Violinmaking Business -Mantainance of musical instruments -Mantainance of Bows -CAD Design -Workshop Management -Marketing and Tradeshows -Varnish Find out how you can continue your education [here].

How can I apply professional development courses to my career?

Professional development courses are a fantastic way to fill the gaps in your skills. Academia Cremonensis courses cover a variety of topics and are designed to give professionals a greater base of knowledge so they can improve their career opportunities or maintain professional certification. Our courses are also of interest to companies who want a more skilled staff. Find out how you can continue your education [here].

What is professional development?

Professional development courses provide instructional opportunities to develop knowledge, build essential skills and expand career paths. Coursework may be general in nature or more focused on professional skills preparation for certification attainment or maintenance. Find out how you can continue your education [here].

International students

Are international students eligible for financial aid?

International applicants may be eligible for financial aid. Please contact an Admissions Representative for more information. We invite international students to explore grant and scholarship options as well. Find out more about it [here].

What are the visa requirements to attend Academia Cremonensis?

A visa is a document that allows the holder to apply for entry into Italy. The Department of Immigration and the Italian embassies determine who is eligible to be admitted into Italy along with how long they can stay and other conditions of their visit. Generally visa requirements for students include: -You must have a visa that allows you to legally study and attend school Italy. -The visa type, date of issue and country of citizenship must be listed on the admission application. Please verify that the visa is current — expired visas cannot be accepted. -Legible copies of visas are acceptable documentation. C lick [here] for more information or contact an International Enrollment Representative for more information concerning visa requirements.

Do I have to live in Cremona/Italy to attend Academia Cremonensis?

The seat of all our courses is the noble Mina-Bolzesi palace, in the heart of the city of Cremona, depending on the country of origin of the students, they can evaluate whether to move to Cremona or whether to come periodically using the tourist visa. Find out more about this topic [here].

Do I have to be fluent in Italian / English to attend Academia Cremonensis?

For some courses a particular knowledge of English and Italian is not required, for others it is fundamental. For more information, click [here] or contact an International Enrollment Representative.

What are the admission requirements for international students?

Admissions requirements for international students vary depending on the program. For some courses a particular knowledge of English and Italian is not required, for others it is fundamental. Click [here] to find out more or speak to an Enrollment Representative to learn about program-specific requirements.

New students

How do I get started?

Follow [this link] to learn about our admissions process. Ready to enroll? Email us and speak with a representative to get started.

How long will it take to complete my degree?

Completion time depends on the program you choose and the number of transfer credits applied to the program. Speak with an Enrollment Representative to get detailed information.

How can I fund my education?

There are many ways for you to fund your education. Follow [this link] to learn about some of the most common financial options students use. Keep in mind, everyone’s situation is different, so it’s important to discuss payment options with a representative before enrolling.

What resources are available to help me develop a financial plan to pay for my education?

Once you’ve chosen your degree program, you can determine how much you’ll invest in your education and how you will pay for it. We can walk you step-by-step through the process with the tuition & expenses estimating tool and Financial Plan. With the financial planning tool you can: -Determine your estimated tuition and expenses based on your degree program. -Enter your financial information to explore ways to pay for your tuition and expenses. -Review your financial plan to see if you need to make adjustments. Having information about any prior school or other credits available will help with this process. The more specific the information you provide, the more accurate your estimate will be. Find out more about our fees [here].

Where can I explore degree options?

We offer Foundational Diploma and Master’s degree programs in four high-demand fields, including Violin Business, Traditional Cremonese Violinmaking, Violinmaking Comparative Studies and Technology and Innovation in Violinmaking. The Academia also offers Certificate programs, as well as non-credit professional Taster courses. Find your program [here].

Transfer students

Can I apply relevant learning, work and life experiences toward credit at Academia Cremonensis?

You may be able to fulfill some courses by going through the [Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process]. To be eligible for PLA credits, you must be a student who has already been accepted into Academia Cremonensis. Before submitting an application, we suggest that you contact your Academic Advisor to discuss whether PLA would be beneficial to you and how credits can be applied to your degree program. PLA credits cannot be applied to any Master Course programs.

What kind of financial assistance is available to me?

As a student, you have many options available to fund your education. Some of the most common financial options include scholarships, grants and students’ loans. Learn about each option [here], to determine your eligibility.

What are the requirements for transferring to Academia Cremonensis?

Students must meet the admission requirements for their chosen program. Credits from an international or nationally institution may be eligible to transfer. Click [here] to find out more or contact an Enrolment Representative for more information specific to your background.