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Film Music in Florence

"You may have the universe if I may have Italy." — Guiseppe Verdi 

Program Overview

Spend three weeks in Florence examining the rich history of Italian film music. From neorealism to spaghetti westerns, you'll learn film scoring and sound techniques by studying the composers who pioneered them.  


Film Music: An Italian Perspective

Course Number: IFMTV-UT 1009 | 4 units | Instructor: Brane Živković

Throughout the course students will study film music and scoring techniques from the perspective of Oscar-winning Italian composers Nino Rota (The Godfather, Amarcord, 8 1/2, La Dolce Vita) and Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight, The Mission, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Days of Heaven) while learning about the process of creating film scores through analysis of music in contemporary award-winning Italian films. Students will learn about the specifics of the composer's duties and responsibilities, and develop listening and production skills necessary for the creative use of music and sound in films and media.

Program Dates

Summer 2018 

Student Arrival: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Student Departure: Saturday, June 16, 2018


Summer 2018 Application Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00pm ET.

Application: Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.


Summer 2018 tuition and fees will be available early next year. The rates from summer 2017 are below.

  • Undergraduate summer 2017 tuition: $6,160
  • Registration and Services Fee: $932
  • Program fee: $636
  • Housing
        Single on-campus villas w/ meal plan: $4,291
        Double on-campus villas w/meal plan: $3,532
        Triple on-campus villas w/meal plan: $3,227
        Quad on-campus villas w/meal plan: $3,120
  • Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to/from the program.

Visit the NYU Office of the Bursar for additional information on tuition and fees.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.

Please review the Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page for more information.


Visit the NYU Florence website for housing options and descriptions.