Arts Semester in Prato

Credit points:  6 – 24

Overseas dates: September – December

Location: Monash Prato Centre , Italy

Program type: Arts Semester in Prato


Program Details

The Arts Semester in Prato program is flexible, immersive and enriching. You have the opportunity to live and study in Europe for up to 12 weeks and earn up to 24 credit points.

Prato is a beautiful and historic Italian city, surrounded by medieval walls and set in a picturesque Tuscan landscape. Prato is also within easy reach of other cities such as Florence, Venice and Rome, which makes it a perfect base for exploring Italy and beyond.

You could be eating gelato at an outdoor music event with a medieval castle in the backdrop, or wandering beyond the city walls to browse the village markets!

Want more information about the Prato Centre, recommended accommodation and the student experience? Visit the Arts in Prato website!

2018 Block Offerings

Don’t want to study overseas for a full semester? Tailor your time in Prato to suit your needs.

Our Arts Semester in Prato program runs from September to December and is broken up into 3 blocks. You can study in Prato for 1, 2 or 3 blocks. Each block is 4 weeks long and offers units from various areas of study. You can study 6 or 12 points per block, but a maximum of 24 points across all 3 blocks.



Block 1

24 September – 19 October

ATS1229/ATS2229 Intensive Introductory Italian 1 
 ATS2465/ATS3465 Human Rights in the Criminal Justice Sphere
ATS2295/ATS3295 Screening Contemporary Europe


Block 2

22 October – 16 November

ATS1230/ATS2230  Intensive Introductory Italian 2
ATS2619/ATS3319 Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Europe
ATS2898/ATS3898 The Italian City: Historical and Literary Perspectives


Block 3

 19 November – 14 December

ATS3302 Global Connections: Understanding Cultural Literacy
ATS2275/ATS3275 The European Union from Consensus to Crisis
ATS3247 Italian Proficient 2
ATS2164/ATS3164 Italian Transformations: Reading and Writing Self-Discovery
 – Study Tours –
 ATS2612/ATS3612 The Renaissance in Florence
 ATS3215 Global Creative Cities
 ATS3311/ATS4311 Text and Community in Medieval and Renaissance Italy
 ATS2799 Audio Culture: From Cage to Gaga
All block offerings are subject to change.


Program Fee

Study Tours
Deposit (Paid on application) $300  $500 
Balance  (Paid on acceptance) $0 $1,500- $5,500
Total  $300 / unit $2,000 – $6,000/ study tour*

Price will vary depending on study tour. Please see individual program pages for information on exact program fee and what is included and excluded.

Tuition Fee

Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status. This fee will appear on your Monash Fee Statement. Non-Monash students must contact to enquire about tuition fees.


Students should not book flights until your application has been endorsed by the Faculty and the Faculty has confirmed the program will be going ahead.

Financial Information

  • Scholarships: There are many scholarships available to you. Find out what you’re eligible for!
  • Loans: There are a number of loans available to assist you in financing your overseas study program.
  • Travel Insurance: All outgoing students will receive complementary travel insurance.
  • Refund Policy: Please read our refund policy carefully before applying.

How to Apply

Applications will open in January 2018.

Start Planning 

1. Read the full application process

Application Process 

2. Link to application form will be provided here once applications have opened. Submit your expression of interest for the 2018 program