Italian and Photography

Italian Style: language and photo immersion - Summer course

in collaboration with RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts)


Program dates

2 weeks, September 11 through September 22, 2017

70 lessons (40 Italian language lessons + 30 hours



Italian language course: Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 12:30

Photography: Monday through Friday, 15:00 to 18:30 (hours subject to variation)


The course will focus on a photography project with the theme of Rome, 'the eternal city.' Students will learn the use of digital cameras and participate in photo shoots both in the studio and in the field, using natural and artificial light. The course emphasizes the importance of technique, camera technology and equipment, exposure, lighting, composition and point of view.

Language of instruction: Italian and English

Photography instructor: Prof. Alessandro Carpentieri

No prerequisites.

There are no prerequisites for participation in the program. The course is designed for those with varied levels of experience, including beginners with no background in photography. Cameras and other equipment will be provided for use during the course. A certificate of attendance will be furnished at the end of the course.

Italian language course

The Italian language course is offered at all levels, beginner through advanced, 4 lessons daily. Classes are made up of a maximum of 12 students from countries around the world. Particular emphasis is given to conversation skills, allowing students to express themselves and interact in Italian from the very first day.


An accommodations service is available for students in the photography and Italian language course. Our own staff will assist you to select from a variety of options. Accommodations are available in single or double rooms in private apartments with local residents (singles, couples, some families). Bath and kitchen are shared. All apartments are centrally located within easy access to public transportation. Arrival and check in for accommodations is the Sunday before the first day of the course and departure is on Saturday following the end of the course.

Cultural program

Throughout the course, participants are involved in a rich and varied cultural experience offered through the Torre di Babele Italian language school. The cultural program is free of charge, other than expenses for food, drinks, transportation and entrance to performances, museums and architectural sites.

Course price

Italian Language Course + Photography: Total cost 800 €.

Includes 40 Italian language lessons, textbook and cultural program, plus 30 hours of photography.

RUFA - Rome University of Fine Arts

Via Benaco, 2

00199 Roma - Italia

Tel/Fax +39 06 85865917



For more information about our course offerings please contact us.