Spend your summer in Rome! Study how Italian culture and identity are portrayed through films from classics such as Bicycle Thieves, La Dolce Vita, and Roman Holiday, to acclaimed contemporary works like Gomorra and Romanzo Criminale.Visits to filming locations in Rome illuminate how cinema uses settings to structure our experience of a city, a nation, and its culture. Discussions with Italian film industry representatives provide a firsthand perspective on the filmmaking process, revealing how creative and practical choices affect the representation of cultural issues. The program includes a weekend excursion to Florence and the beautiful Tuscan countryside, along with a journey to an Italian film festival. Faculty Michael DeAngelis has taught courses in film history, film analysis, melodrama, the horror film, male sexualities in American cinema, queerness in media culture, melodrama, film exhibition history, Asian cinema, and European art cinema. He has developed a comparative international cinema course focusing upon countries that have experienced longstanding political oppression that has resulted in the censorship of media industries. Academics All students will be enrolled in the following 2 courses:   Course MCS 251/ DC 395: Spaces of Cinema in Rome Credits 4 credit hours Term registered Summer 2018 Liberal Studies Domain: Arts and Literature (A + L) or Experiential Learning (EL) Taught by Michael DeAngelis Course description This course integrates film screenings and site visits to provide an understanding of how cinema shapes our perception of historical and cultural space. The sites include the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Baths of Caracalla, Largo di Torre Argentina, and the neighborhoods of Trastevere and EUR. The course combines in-class and open-air film screenings with visits to the sites where these films were actually made. At the film sites we will engage in both analytical and creative activities designed to enhance students' appreciation for Italian film culture. The medium of cinema is a powerful tool for interpreting both how national cultures see themselves and how they convey these perceptions to international audiences. This course provides students with the chance to study the rich history and heritage of Italian cinema through an analysis of critically acclaimed films produced by the Italian film industry, from the end of World War II through the contemporary period. The settings for all of the films for the course is the fascinating and culturally rich city of Rome, from its immediately identifiable landmarks such as the Coliseum, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain, to its fascinating and diverse neighborhoods such as Magliana, Testaccio, and Trastevere. We will examine the ways in which Italian cinematic versions of this city compare with those that American audiences have traditionally encountered in Hollywood cinema. Throughout the course we will also reflect upon how cinema uses and organizes "space," defined not only through the depiction of familiar and unfamiliar settings, but also by the boundaries of the cinematic frame. By doing so, we will develop a better understanding of the artistic choices that filmmakers make, and the expectations that they set up for their audiences on the basis of the settings that they choose for their films.   Course MCS 252: Contemporary Italian Culture through Film Credits 4 credit hours Term registered Summer 2018 Liberal Studies Domain: Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI), or Experiential Learning (EL) Taught by Carolina Ciampaglia Course description This course focuses on contemporary filmmakers who use cinema to reflect and comment upon national issues such as organized crime, immigration and emigration, transformations of family structure, and the social problems facing younger generations. The course features presentations by film directors, producers, writers, editors, and actors, along with guest lecturers by cultural historians. This course is designed to provide an outline of contemporary Italian culture through the medium of cinema. Italian cinema has experienced a rebirth during the last two decades, and a new generation of filmmakers from various backgrounds has made their directorial debut in the Italian film industry. Their objective has been to revitalize Italian cinema and find a new "cinema thought" that would reflect and comment upon the social and political concerns of a thoroughly new and diverse country, while remaining capable of dealing with the national cinematic tradition. The course examines the questions of why the medium of cinema has been serving as a particularly appropriate popular cultural vehicle for conveying the complexity of these social and political concerns. The films selected for this course focus their attention on the microcosm of contemporary life in Italy and on the transformations determined by changes in global culture and history. Although they are aesthetically and thematically diverse, a number of trends are discernible in these films that characterize contemporary Italian filmmaking: the transformation of the structure of the family; Italy's immigration and emigration; the perennial problem of organized crime; and the difficulties faced by the younger generations in their attempt to integrate into society. Screenwriters, directors, producers from the Italian film industry will be invited to discuss with the students the filmmaking process and the social and political themes that they bring out in their work. Other speakers include noted cultural historians who will provide context on contemporary social issues facing Italy. The program also features a survival Italian course that will help acclimate students to the language--the class will be instructed in Italian while no prior Italian language is required.   Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete. Living Arrangements Students are housed in comfortable apartments in Rome, convenient and accessible to the city center. All apartments have kitchen facilities and free WiFi.   Cost, Scholarships, and Financial Aid All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy. DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Please note that your financial aid package may be different for Summer courses than for courses in the Fall, Winter and Spring terms. If you are considering a study abroad program with a Summer course, please contact the financial aid office to see how your financial aid will apply during the summer.   Passport and Visa If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students traveling with US passports on the Rome Film Studies program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.   Study Abroad Contact Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Elizabeth Hall or visit during open advising hours.   Alumni Contact Contact program alumni to learn about the student experience: Name Email Term Attended Student Name Email Term Student Name Email Term Student Name Email Term --> DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice. "> Spend your summer in Rome! Study how Italian culture and identity are portrayed through films from classics such as Bicycle Thieves, La Dolce Vita, and Roman Holiday, to acclaimed contemporary works like Gomorra and Romanzo Criminale.Visits to filming locations in Rome illuminate how cinema uses settings to structure our experience of a city, a nation, and its culture. Discussions with Italian film industry representatives provide a firsthand perspective on the filmmaking process, revealing how creative and practical choices affect the representation of cultural issues. The program includes a weekend excursion to Florence and the beautiful Tuscan countryside, along with a journey to an Italian film festival. Faculty Michael DeAngelis has taught courses in film history, film analysis, melodrama, the horror film, male sexualities in American cinema, queerness in media culture, melodrama, film exhibition history, Asian cinema, and European art cinema. He has developed a comparative international cinema course focusing upon countries that have experienced longstanding political oppression that has resulted in the censorship of media industries. Academics All students will be enrolled in the following 2 courses:   Course MCS 251/ DC 395: Spaces of Cinema in Rome Credits 4 credit hours Term registered Summer 2018 Liberal Studies Domain: Arts and Literature (A + L) or Experiential Learning (EL) Taught by Michael DeAngelis Course description This course integrates film screenings and site visits to provide an understanding of how cinema shapes our perception of historical and cultural space. The sites include the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Baths of Caracalla, Largo di Torre Argentina, and the neighborhoods of Trastevere and EUR. The course combines in-class and open-air film screenings with visits to the sites where these films were actually made. At the film sites we will engage in both analytical and creative activities designed to enhance students' appreciation for Italian film culture. The medium of cinema is a powerful tool for interpreting both how national cultures see themselves and how they convey these perceptions to international audiences. This course provides students with the chance to study the rich history and heritage of Italian cinema through an analysis of critically acclaimed films produced by the Italian film industry, from the end of World War II through the contemporary period. The settings for all of the films for the course is the fascinating and culturally rich city of Rome, from its immediately identifiable landmarks such as the Coliseum, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain, to its fascinating and diverse neighborhoods such as Magliana, Testaccio, and Trastevere. We will examine the ways in which Italian cinematic versions of this city compare with those that American audiences have traditionally encountered in Hollywood cinema. Throughout the course we will also reflect upon how cinema uses and organizes "space," defined not only through the depiction of familiar and unfamiliar settings, but also by the boundaries of the cinematic frame. By doing so, we will develop a better understanding of the artistic choices that filmmakers make, and the expectations that they set up for their audiences on the basis of the settings that they choose for their films.   Course MCS 252: Contemporary Italian Culture through Film Credits 4 credit hours Term registered Summer 2018 Liberal Studies Domain: Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI), or Experiential Learning (EL) Taught by Carolina Ciampaglia Course description This course focuses on contemporary filmmakers who use cinema to reflect and comment upon national issues such as organized crime, immigration and emigration, transformations of family structure, and the social problems facing younger generations. The course features presentations by film directors, producers, writers, editors, and actors, along with guest lecturers by cultural historians. This course is designed to provide an outline of contemporary Italian culture through the medium of cinema. Italian cinema has experienced a rebirth during the last two decades, and a new generation of filmmakers from various backgrounds has made their directorial debut in the Italian film industry. Their objective has been to revitalize Italian cinema and find a new "cinema thought" that would reflect and comment upon the social and political concerns of a thoroughly new and diverse country, while remaining capable of dealing with the national cinematic tradition. The course examines the questions of why the medium of cinema has been serving as a particularly appropriate popular cultural vehicle for conveying the complexity of these social and political concerns. The films selected for this course focus their attention on the microcosm of contemporary life in Italy and on the transformations determined by changes in global culture and history. Although they are aesthetically and thematically diverse, a number of trends are discernible in these films that characterize contemporary Italian filmmaking: the transformation of the structure of the family; Italy's immigration and emigration; the perennial problem of organized crime; and the difficulties faced by the younger generations in their attempt to integrate into society. Screenwriters, directors, producers from the Italian film industry will be invited to discuss with the students the filmmaking process and the social and political themes that they bring out in their work. Other speakers include noted cultural historians who will provide context on contemporary social issues facing Italy. The program also features a survival Italian course that will help acclimate students to the language--the class will be instructed in Italian while no prior Italian language is required.   Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete. Living Arrangements Students are housed in comfortable apartments in Rome, convenient and accessible to the city center. All apartments have kitchen facilities and free WiFi.   Cost, Scholarships, and Financial Aid All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy. DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Please note that your financial aid package may be different for Summer courses than for courses in the Fall, Winter and Spring terms. If you are considering a study abroad program with a Summer course, please contact the financial aid office to see how your financial aid will apply during the summer.   Passport and Visa If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students traveling with US passports on the Rome Film Studies program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.   Study Abroad Contact Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Elizabeth Hall or visit during open advising hours.   Alumni Contact Contact program alumni to learn about the student experience: Name Email Term Attended Student Name Email Term Student Name Email Term Student Name Email Term --> DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604. 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Rome: Film Studies
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2018 02/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
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Program Type: Summer Intensive Academic Level: Undergraduate
Recommended GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Apartment
Language of Instruction: English Prerequisite: None
Liberal Studies Domain: A+L, EL, SCBI
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Spend your summer in Rome! Study how Italian culture and identity are portrayed through films from classics such as Bicycle Thieves, La Dolce Vita, and Roman Holiday, to acclaimed contemporary works like Gomorra and Romanzo Criminale.Visits to filming locations in Rome illuminate how cinema uses settings to structure our experience of a city, a nation, and its culture. Discussions with Italian film industry representatives provide a firsthand perspective on the filmmaking process, revealing how creative and practical choices affect the representation of cultural issues. The program includes a weekend excursion to Florence and the beautiful Tuscan countryside, along with a journey to an Italian film festival.


Michael DeAngelis has taught courses in film history, film analysis, melodrama, the horror film, male sexualities in American cinema, queerness in media culture, melodrama, film exhibition history, Asian cinema, and European art cinema. He has developed a comparative international cinema course focusing upon countries that have experienced longstanding political oppression that has resulted in the censorship of media industries.


All students will be enrolled in the following 2 courses:
 
Course MCS 251/ DC 395: Spaces of Cinema in Rome
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Summer 2018
Liberal Studies Domain: Arts and Literature (A + L) or Experiential Learning (EL)
Taught by Michael DeAngelis
Course description This course integrates film screenings and site visits to provide an understanding of how cinema shapes our perception of historical and cultural space. The sites include the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Baths of Caracalla, Largo di Torre Argentina, and the neighborhoods of Trastevere and EUR. The course combines in-class and open-air film screenings with visits to the sites where these films were actually made. At the film sites we will engage in both analytical and creative activities designed to enhance students' appreciation for Italian film culture.

The medium of cinema is a powerful tool for interpreting both how national cultures see themselves and how they convey these perceptions to international audiences. This course provides students with the chance to study the rich history and heritage of Italian cinema through an analysis of critically acclaimed films produced by the Italian film industry, from the end of World War II through the contemporary period. The settings for all of the films for the course is the fascinating and culturally rich city of Rome, from its immediately identifiable landmarks such as the Coliseum, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain, to its fascinating and diverse neighborhoods such as Magliana, Testaccio, and Trastevere.

We will examine the ways in which Italian cinematic versions of this city compare with those that American audiences have traditionally encountered in Hollywood cinema. Throughout the course we will also reflect upon how cinema uses and organizes "space," defined not only through the depiction of familiar and unfamiliar settings, but also by the boundaries of the cinematic frame. By doing so, we will develop a better understanding of the artistic choices that filmmakers make, and the expectations that they set up for their audiences on the basis of the settings that they choose for their films.
 
Course MCS 252: Contemporary Italian Culture through Film
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Summer 2018
Liberal Studies Domain: Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI), or Experiential Learning (EL)
Taught by Carolina Ciampaglia
Course description This course focuses on contemporary filmmakers who use cinema to reflect and comment upon national issues such as organized crime, immigration and emigration, transformations of family structure, and the social problems facing younger generations. The course features presentations by film directors, producers, writers, editors, and actors, along with guest lecturers by cultural historians.

This course is designed to provide an outline of contemporary Italian culture through the medium of cinema. Italian cinema has experienced a rebirth during the last two decades, and a new generation of filmmakers from various backgrounds has made their directorial debut in the Italian film industry. Their objective has been to revitalize Italian cinema and find a new "cinema thought" that would reflect and comment upon the social and political concerns of a thoroughly new and diverse country, while remaining capable of dealing with the national cinematic tradition. The course examines the questions of why the medium of cinema has been serving as a particularly appropriate popular cultural vehicle for conveying the complexity of these social and political concerns.

The films selected for this course focus their attention on the microcosm of contemporary life in Italy and on the transformations determined by changes in global culture and history. Although they are aesthetically and thematically diverse, a number of trends are discernible in these films that characterize contemporary Italian filmmaking: the transformation of the structure of the family; Italy's immigration and emigration; the perennial problem of organized crime; and the difficulties faced by the younger generations in their attempt to integrate into society.

Screenwriters, directors, producers from the Italian film industry will be invited to discuss with the students the filmmaking process and the social and political themes that they bring out in their work. Other speakers include noted cultural historians who will provide context on contemporary social issues facing Italy.

The program also features a survival Italian course that will help acclimate students to the language--the class will be instructed in Italian while no prior Italian language is required.
 
Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.


Students are housed in comfortable apartments in Rome, convenient and accessible to the city center. All apartments have kitchen facilities and free WiFi.
 

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.


Please note that your financial aid package may be different for Summer courses than for courses in the Fall, Winter and Spring terms. If you are considering a study abroad program with a Summer course, please contact the financial aid office to see how your financial aid will apply during the summer.
 

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students traveling with US passports on the Rome Film Studies program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.
 

Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Elizabeth Hall or visit during open advising hours.
 


DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.