SICILY Short Film Production  May 4 /June 2 2024


FILM 3500 - Special Topics in Film Production and FILM 3905 - Independent Study/Research.


Students arrange and pay for their own round-trip flight to Palermo-PMO and then take the train to Cefalu'. 

Transportation for program-related field trips are arranged by Frontier Education and are included in the program fee. Students are housed in apartments in Cefalu' for the duration of the program. A welcoming and farewell dinner are included as well as one field trip. Students are also encouraged to explore Italy during their free time - past students have enjoyed weekend getaways to a number of destinations including Rome, Agrigento, Catania and Taormina.


Contact  University of Utah learning abroad office:

801.581.5849 (main office) - 801.585.3446 (direct line)

Contact Giuliana Marple at the University of Utah



         Kevin Hanson

       Film & Media Arts Department, University of Utah

       Associate Professor, Film & Media Arts Department

Kevin’s teaching career includes teaching film production at Wright State University, Ohio University, and the University of Utah and teaching history and theory courses for the Masters of Professional Communication program at Westminster College. He ran the Management Communication Center for the David Eccles School of Business from 1992 through 1994. Kevin began his teaching career as an NEA Artist in the Schools. He holds a BA in Fine Arts from Westminster College and an MFA in Art (filmmaking) from the University of Utah. 

Kevin brings with him an eclectic mix of professional film credits including video production work for business and industry, promotional videos for arts, management, and high tech organizations. He has worked as a cinematographer and has produced his own narrative, documentary, and experimental film projects. Kevin continues to produce films across the fine arts disciplines with colleagues and former students.

Contact Kevin at or 801.581.7428

Will  Cowser

 Film & Media Arts Department, University of Utah

Will Cowser is currently pursuing a MFA in Film and Media Arts. As part of the directing duo "The Aud Brothers" Will has written, produced and directed numerous short films. The duo's most recent film, "The Crimson Bounder" is currently touring the festival circuit having won over a dozen dominations and awards.