Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Pre-decision & Post-decision Steps, Travel Health Clearance
Verona is an ancient city most famously known as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as over 50 films (according to IMDB). Its history stretches back to Roman times with stunning well-preserved ancient buildings, winding streets, a lively art scene, and culture galore. Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with plenty to admire from Roman ruins hidden all over the city, to museums, and even monuments dedicated to Romeo and Juliet. The warmth of the people and the love that is in the air makes Verona the most romantic city in Italy. Here students have an opportunity to be inspired and develop their filmmaking expertise, while contemplating culture, history, and love.
Study the fundamentals of filmmaking, including cinematic composition, location sound recording, and post-production editing techniques. The coursework allows students to capture and organize their observations and challenges them to present their findings visually in the form of film work. Italy provides students with the unique opportunity to experience a foreign culture, express it via film, and understand the intercultural dialogue between artists across the globe. All majors are welcome!
Available credit(s): 4-8 undergraduate credits or 5 graduate credits
Applicants are required to enroll in at least one of the program courses
Courses are subject to change
Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites
Possible excursions may include:
Venice, Florence/Mantova, and other surprises!
LEARNING ABROAD BADGES
In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options. Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.
This program automatically earns the Career Development and Research Experience Badges:
Students work on teams as a film crew, conduct interviews, and learn to operate film equipment. Each student creates a film based on a chosen topic that is screened for the community at the end of the program.
This experience will provide valuable insights that can be highlighted on resumes and during job interviews.
Students create a professional film based on a chosen theme.
This film can serve as part of a thesis portfolio for graduate school or a reel for job applications.
Students will present their work in a public forum in Italy and have the opportunity to submit to festivals and additional screening opportunities. Honors students may use Film 3945 to create an undergraduate thesis project.
Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information
LEARNING ABROAD HANDBOOK
The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.