Where better to study film abroad than in the center of the Italian film industry: Rome!
What You'll Study
Designed to take you inside Italian cinema, our Film & Media Studies Program makes Rome the set of your study abroad adventure. It’s here you will connect your passion to your studies while enrolling in courses that allow you to create your own documentary, explore the ethics of storytelling, and more. An Italian language course rounds out your film studies focus. You also have the opportunity to take Italian- or English-taught courses in the Humanities, Religious Studies, and Social Sciences at the prestigious Università degli Studi Roma Tre, the second largest university in Rome. Customize your curriculum with courses from our other programs in Rome.
Through an optional internship placement, you will gain hands-on cinema experience at a local theater, production company, or other film-related organization
Rome will be your classroom. All courses are trip intensive—think faculty-led visits to studios, museums, famous filming locations, and monuments.
We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to live in an apartment with an Italian Student Companion (ISC), a local university student who becomes your host and a resource to help you make the most of living and learning in Rome.
Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. While in Rome, you take 15-19 credits per semester by selecting from the following required and optional components:
- IES Abroad Italian language course at your proficiency level (required, 4 or 8 credits)
- English- or Italian-taught IES Abroad area studies courses (optional, 3 credits each)
- English- or Italian-taught IES Abroad courses from another Rome program (optional, 3 credits each)
- English- or Italian-taught courses at a local university (optional, 3 credits each)
- Service learning/social action placement and seminar (optional, 3 credits)
- Internship or Social Action placement and accompanying seminar (3 credits each, optional)