It pays to know Italian, a language of global communication, business, technology, and the arts.

Knowing Italian is also an advantage for careers in the arts and entertainment. Every year hundreds of Americans perform in Italy, where audiences welcome modern dance, jazz, multimedia performance art, and classical music. Moreover, knowledge of Italian is an asset that will provide life-long pleasure and enrichment. In literature, painting, music, and cinema, countless masterpieces have been produced by Italians, from Dante and Giotto to Verdi and Fellini.

The major in Italian has enabled graduates of our department to establish careers in, among other fields, international business, translation, television, and teaching.