The NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION

NIAF FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP AT ACCADEMIA TEATRO ALLA SCALA IN MILAN, ITALY

la-scala-1The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) leadership is proud to announce for the second year a scholarship in partnership with Accademia Teatro alla Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP), an internationally recognized management school. The full-tuition scholarship of 13,500 euros (approximately $14,500) will be awarded to an Italian American graduate student who is seeking a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Management.  Deadline for online applications is November 15, 2016.

la-scala-2The 18-month program in English begins January 2017, and concludes in June 2018 with 1,500 hours of education and training. A three-to-six month internship at performing arts institutions throughout Italy and abroad is an integral part of the program. The internship also provides students with networking opportunities for future employment. The teaching staff of the program includes 100 specialists in theatre and management who work with performing arts institutions in Italy and abroad.

la-scala-3The program is open to 30 participants and includes classroom meetings, exercises and simulations, direct theatre experience and a final project. The curriculum topics include: cultural policy; community engagement; human resources and company organization; performing arts marketing; communication and advertising; theatre arts and trades; contract negotiation, and many others.

The program is also offered in collaboration with Piccolo Teatro di Milano with the advocacy of Opera Europa, an international service organization representing more than 150 renowned opera houses and festivals.

Deadline to apply: November 15, 2016
For additional information on the program, CLICK HERE.

To apply, CLICK HERE.