Italy on Film

Unit ATS2214 / ATS3214
Credit points  6 credit points
Location Monash Prato Centre, Italy
Coordinators Associate Professor Susanna Scarparo
Overseas dates Arts Semester in Prato
Applications open Not offered in 2018

Program details

This unit introduces students to post-war Italian cinema and its cultural contexts and gives an opportunity to view and discuss films by Scola, Rossellini, Visconti, Benigni, and others. The unit familiarises students with a variety of critical approaches and allows them to analyse the films as representatives of specific cinematographic genres and styles, and as reflections on and interpretations of post-war Italian culture. The unit covers issues such as wartime resistance; fascism; migration within, from and to Italy amongst others.


All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

Find out more about scholarships and loans available for all outbound students.

Program fee

Deposit (paid on application) TBC
Balance (paid on acceptance into program) TBC
Total TBC

Included in program fee

  • Site entrance fees
  • Parliamo Italian language and culture sessions
  • Travel Insurance (all outgoing students will receive complementary travel insurance)

Not included in program fee

  • All meals
  • Spending money
  • Visa
  • International return flights and transfers*
  • Accommodation (see below)**
  • Tuition fee (Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status)

Accommodation Fee

For security, safety and visa requirements, all students undertaking units in Block 1, 2 or 3 must stay in Monash-approved accommodation in Prato. For this reason, Monash University will arrange your accommodation in Prato. Non-refundable accommodation deposits are required prior to application approval.

If you are undertaking a Study Tour in Block 3, the accommodation deposit is built into your program fee for this block.

 1 block 2 blocks3 blocks
Deposit (paid on application) $500 $1,000 $1,500
Balance (paid on application) TBC** TBC** TBC**
Please read our refund procedure carefully before applying
* Students should not book flights until after your application has been endorsed by the Faculty and the Faculty has confirmed the program will be going ahead.
** Multiple types/prices of accommodation will be available – Arts Global Programs will liaise with you once your application has been approved.