Italian Studies

Are the Italian language and the study of Italy your passions? Have you always been fascinated by the allure of Italy, its rich historical inheritance and deeply romanticized culture and art? Pursuing a major in Italian Studies within the department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics will give you the opportunity to engage in a multifaceted education focusing on literature, language, media and art. You will further be able to follow studies abroad and participate in an exchange in Italy acquiring first-hand experience in the language, culture and everyday life of the country.

Career Options in Italian Studies

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Italian Studies degree than others.

  • Archivist
  • Art Dealer
  • Artist
  • Author
  • Communications Consultant
  • Cultural Consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Planner
  • Executive Assistant
  • Foreign Business Consultant
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Historian
  • Historical Site Guide
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Industrial Relations Consultant
  • International Aid Director
  • International Brand Strategist
  • International Development Worker
  • Interpreter
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aid Worker
  • Librarian
  • Linguist
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Correspondent
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Photographer
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Publisher
  • Recruiter
  • Researcher
  • Retail Strategist
  • Social Program Director
  • Speech Coach
  • Speech Writer
  • Translator
  • UN Representative

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.