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This major focuses on the culture, art, music, architecture and literature of Italy.

You'll study language courses from beginner to advanced levels, as well as courses (delivered mostly in Italian) that explore Italian literature, society, history, politics, cinema, popular culture and food culture.

You may choose to undertake a work-integrated learning experience in Italy – further enhancing your employability in many careers.

Graduate opportunities include careers in education, translation/interpreting, hospitality and tourism, international politics and diplomacy.

Italian is available cross-institutionally at Griffith University. Details of courses are available on the Griffith University website. To study an Italian course, visit the Brisbane Universities Languages Alliance to submit your application.


1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2024

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Italian language adviser
  • Italian language teacher
  • Head of languages
  • International business translator/interpreter
  • Conference translator/interpreter
  • Publishing translator/interpreter
  • Corporate travel consultant

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

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