What will I learn?
This is a joint degree where Theatre Studies and Italian are equally weighted. Our course combines in-depth study of the Italian language and culture (including Italian theatre) with the opportunity to explore wider aspects of theatre and cultures.
You don’t have to have studied Theatre Studies before, although it will help your application if you have done so, or if you have had some experience of drama or theatre studies. The proximity of Stratford-upon-Avon and the links between the School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies and the University’s Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning (set up to develop innovative approaches to learning) make Warwick an ideal choice for those interested in this combination.
Italian at Warwick gives you the opportunity to study the language, literature, culture, politics and history of one of Europe’s most ancient civilisations, offering specialist teaching from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to today’s multicultural Italy. The degree is designed to develop high level skills in language, communication, critical thinking and analysis.
How will I learn?
We employ a variety of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars (in which the emphasis is on student participation) and written and spoken language classes. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading or watching primary texts, engaging with secondary sources, writing essays and working on your language skills.
How will I be assessed?
We will track your progress through a variety of methods, including language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.
What opportunities are there to study abroad?
You will normally spend either the second or third year of your course abroad. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.
A levelAAB, including any modern or classical language.
International Baccalaureate: 36 points, including 5 at Higher Level in any modern or classical language.
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must demonstrate required language skills.
General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies at A or AS level. Critical Thinking only accepted at AS level.
A level/Higher Level Italian not required. A/Advanced Higher/IB Higher Level in any modern language is required.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews Applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the Department (usually where non-standard qualifications are involved).
Departmental Offer Holder Days Offers to applicants will include an invitation to a selection of Departmental Open Days, which are held in the spring term.
Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules will I study?
We offer a wide variety of modules exploring Italian language, culture, society and history, as well as Theatre Studies modules.
More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.
*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Recent graduate destinations include:
Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle. Job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.
ITALIAN R300 BA/Ital
ITALIAN WITH FRENCH R3R1 BA/ItwFr
ITALIAN WITH GERMAN R3R2 BA/ItwGe
ITALIAN WITH SPANISH R3R4 BA/ItwSp
ITALIAN WITH THEATRE STUDIES R3W4 BA/ItThS4
ITALIAN WITH FILM STUDIES R3W6 BA/ItFS4
ENGLISH AND ITALIAN LITERATURE QR33 BA/EIL4
FRENCH AND ITALIAN STUDIES RR13 BA/FrIt
GERMAN STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR23 BA/GeIt
HISTORY AND ITALIAN VR13 BA/HI
ITALIAN AND CLASSICS RQ38 BA/ItalC
ITALIAN STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R3L2
ITALIAN AND HISTORY OF ART RV33 BA/ItalHA
FRENCH STUDIES WITH ITALIAN R1R3 BA/FrwIt
GERMAN WITH ITALIAN R2R3 BA/GewIt
HISTORY OF ART WITH ITALIAN V3R3 BA/HAwIt
HISPANIC STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR43 BA/HSIt
HISPANIC STUDIES WITH ITALIAN RR4H BA/HSwIt
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH ITALIAN N1R3 BSc
POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND ITALIAN (M165)
A level: AAB, including a modern or classical language
IB: 36 points, including 5 at Higher Level in any modern or classical language
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.