European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a learner-centred system for credit accumulation and transfer based on the transparency of learning outcomes and learning processes. It aims to facilitate planning, delivery, evaluation, recognition and validation of qualifications and units of learning as well as student mobility. ECTS is widely used in formal higher education and can be applied to other lifelong learning activities.
Each study programme at Rome State Conservatoire is based on study plans which include 60 ECTS credits for one academic year. Generally one ECTS credit is assigned to 25 hours of student’s individual work. Credits are assigned to all components of the study programme, that is, to obligatory, elective, optional courses and student training. The allocation of ECTS credits to course units has been based on student workload required to achieve the learning outcomes of the course units. Learning outcomes describe what a learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do, after successful completion of a learning process. They relate to level descriptors in national and European qualifications frameworks. Workload indicates the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as workshops, performances, lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study and examinations) required to achieve the expected learning outcomes. The allocation of ECTS reflects the quantity of work that each course unit requires in relation to the total quantity of work, necessary to successfully complete a course.
All the graduated students of the Music Conservatoire of Rome “Santa Cecilia” will obtain automatically and free of charge the Diploma Supplement (DS) in accordance with the model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO.