After secondary school, in 1980 Stefania Conti graduated in Set Design, from the Rome Fine Arts Academy (Accademia di Belle Arti) and from the Hotech Academy. She has also participated in the activities and attended the courses in Engraving and Graphics at the National Graphics Institute (Istituto Nazionale della Grafica) in Rome. During the same period, she started collaborating as an assistant set designer, with the studio of the Art Director Misha Scandella, developing fundamental knowledge and experience in the opera theatre sector. She then built up a long experience in television set design and, in 1989, designed the sets for a number of TV programmes in Italy and abroad. She has also designed trade fair and convention spaces and collaborated with the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (Istituto Italiano del Commercio Estero), as well as sets for theatrical productions and concerts, and designs for the refurbishment of public and private venues and spaces.