A Global Approach to Italian Culture
Study in Italy offers an interdisciplinary summer program for students interested in experiencing Italian culture while studying cultural management Italian-style. This four-week course aims to take a look at the many facets of Italian culture with an eye to its management and promotion.
Featuring a unique format that includes lessons with some of Italy’s leading cultural managers, faculty-led discussion groups, and visits to a wide variety of cultural structures, the course provides students with a hands-on approach to cultural management in Italy. Participants will experience culture in its many manifestations, as they explore the new directions in which cultural management in Italy is moving.
Management Made in Italy is targeted at students who wish to develop the skills needed to successfully manage art museums, galleries, and cultural heritage sites as well as to be able to provide consultation to firms and organizations that specialize in artistic and cultural endeavors.
Course directors Suzanne Branciforte and Armando Massarenti, editor in chief of the Sole 24 Ore’s Sunday cultural supplement Domenica, firmly believe that Italy’s future is culture. But what is the future of Italian culture? The field of cultural economics is called to answer the question Does culture matter? What innovative solutions can be found and what connections can be made to improve the communication of culture?
Taught by both academic and professional experts from various sectors, the course combines a case study approach with behind-the-scenes glimpses of how culture works in Italy, providing a unique view onto the Italian system of creativity, know-how and innovation, and the best practices of Italian cultural management.
The 360-degree view of Italian culture ranges from landscape to art, from design to music, from food and wine to literature.
The unique format of this course combines:
- Classroom lectures;
- Discussion groups;
- Professional experiences;
- Field visits to museums, festivals, sites of interest and cultural attractions.