juliop.gif (5278 byte)"An art progress by means of a virtuous circle of minds working in synchrony to prepare the final product: the work, which originates from a more collective flourishing that may seem at first sight." JMM


Selection of participants
The selection will made by the Sagarana committee. Our objective is to form classes of motivated students.

There is no age limit. Everyone is welcome to Sagarana. The classes will be of a minimum of 15 students to a maximum of 28. In order to evaluate the candidate's aptitude for the course we request either a short text of introduction stating the candidates motivations and expectancies with regard to the Master degree.

Structure of the courses

a First year

The first year will be dedicated to the formation and consolidation of ethical basis and the acquisition of the basic knowledge necessary to tackle writing and story telling. Theory will always be supported by exercises in the workshops aimed at verifying results. Other topics will be: literary ethics, history of the theatre, myths, archetypes and cosmogonies, history of classical thought, psychology of creativity, narrative structure, fiction in the 20th century, history of cinema and workshops for poetry, fiction, reading and dramaturgy. These are the activities which make up the calendar (only in Italian)  for the first year. If you want to know more about courses and the teachers of  both  years  (only in Italian)  click here

b Second year

The hours spent in the workshops will increase, and theory besides studying in depth the work begun during first year will approach new topics, so that the students will acquire even more competitive tools: the calendar (only in Italian) will include courses on narrative ethics, history of modern thought, history of Opera, fiction for children, new technologies and literature, and more intensive workshop activity: poetry, dramaturgy, screen-play, fiction. 

The Sagarana meetings
These meetings will take place during the two years Master degree course. On these occasions writers, playwrights, scriptwriters, poets and, in general, the most important personalities in every field of creative writing, will be at the students' disposal. A unique opportunity for asking questions, understanding, listening, learning and taking in all the greatness and force of these masters. Who e when? Look at the calendar (only in Italian).

The Test
At the end of the second year  every student must hand in an end-of-course work (a short story, a script, a collection of poems, a play). This will enable us to check the outcome of the instruction received: narrative art, mastery of expressive techniques, awareness of one's own role as an "author" and check-out of one's creative characteristic.

Those who pass the examination will receive the Sagarana Diploma, the others will receive a (public) certificate of attendance.