We are now accepting applications for the summer course in film, media, communication and journalism within the CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD IN ITALY 2016 program in Rome, Italy.
This fantastic course is for students who want to challenge themselves and work as video reporters and documentary filmmakers. Here is a short description:
Food Media, Communication and Trends (3-CREDIT) Course
Food Media, Communication and Trends is a course taught in English at GLi, Institute for Food Studies. This course focuses on the intersection between food and media, a connection that has elicited much interest incommunication studies over the past few years.
Food has become a hot topic on TV, the internet and printed media. The goal of this course is to enhance the students’ competence both on the subject matter and in the practical skills necessary to produce goodcommunication about food and wine. This multi-faceted course gives students a solid foundation in understanding Italy’s unique media environment as well as the opportunity to utilize Rome (and Italy) as a living laboratory for producing a final portfolio of journalistic writings.
Students will be able to take advantage of hands-on practical work with different kinds of media, including digital video. Students will work with professionals and complete an original video project: a documentary or a reportage on a food-related event. An important part of the course is the ethnographic research that students undertake to construct the narrative of their video product. Shooting and editing sessions are included as well a final screening during a public event in Rome. Guest lecturers include local and international journalists, writers, bloggers and documentary filmmakers. No prerequisites.
This course is part of the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Summer 2016 program which is a 5-week program that takes place from May 23 – June 25, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
A video about the program can be found at: https://vimeo.com/156840751