Intersession in Italy

Bucolic Italian Countryside Students up on Il Duomo

Special Topics Course (3 credit hours)

Florence, Italy 
May 16 – June 6, 2022

Featuring Tom Jennings, CCI alum and producer of the documentaries Apollo: Mission to the Moon, The Real Right Stuff, Diana: In Her Own Words among other films and Fabio Corsini, CCI Florence Program Coordinator 

Course Description

Ideas are the backbone to all types of content creation: video, still image, writing, advocacy, campaigns, or advertising. Where do ideas come from? How do you turn ideas into pitches, products for clients, or personal projects? Through exploration of the unique resources in and around Florence, Italy, this course will help students develop their ability to generate ideas for media and communication content, and create action plans to turn those ideas into deliverables. The class will use the city of Florence and its vast large narrative potential for stimulating students’ creativity to detect and develop stories worth telling. 

Application Process

The application portal will open on Monday January 31st and will close Friday February 18th. To be eligible to participate in the course students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0. Students should submit a brief statement of no more than one page describing their interest in taking the course. Enrollment will be capped at 20 students. Students will be notified of their acceptance by March 1st. 


Expenses are estimated to be ~$4,000 for in-state tuition and $5,300 for out-of state tuition.


All students accepted into the program will receive a scholarship of $1,500. Students who have already received a CCI Travel Savings Account Award may also apply that amount to this course.

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