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LA Film Studies

Los Angeles Film Studies Center

VISION

Located in one of the primary film and television production centers in L.A., the Los Angeles Film Studies Center integrates a Christian worldview with an introductory exploration of the work and workings of mainstream Hollywood entertainment.

Life in Hollywood and internships with 20th Century Fox casting, Henderson Productions or Miramax Films, just to name a few, await you at LAFSC. Students from CCCU schools gather to combine their ideas and energies to create in a city that is always on the cutting edge.

QUALIFICATIONS

To gain eligibility students must:

  • Have at least sophomore standing at time of application
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Possess a strong interest in film or be pursuing a career in the film industry 

CREDIT

CORE COURSES

  • Hollywood Production Workshop (4)
  • Faith & Artistic Development in Film (3)
  • Internship: Inside Hollywood (6)

ELECTIVES (Choose One)

  • Narrative Storytelling (3)
  • Professional Acting for the Camera (3)
  • Professional Screenwriting (3)
  • Independent Study (3) 

Please note that this domestic program does not fulfill Global Understanding Core.

COST

The cost is generally equal to a 16-credit semester at Gordon and includes:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Room*
  • Program-related events
  • Production costs for a the program-required film production course.

*Please note that board is not included in the LAFSC program fees. Accordingly, you will not be billed by Gordon for board.

Not included in regular tuition costs are such items as:

  • Travel between home and program
  • Board (approx. $100/week)
  • Security deposit (refundable, collected upon arrival)
  • Personal expenses
  • Textbooks
  • Laundry
  • Personal medical expenses, if incurred 

 APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES 

All Gordon students applying to a BestSemester program must first submit an online seat application and have an interview with a staff member in the Global Education Office.

FALL SEMESTER: 
Seat applications and interviews for fall semester programs must be submitted online by March 1.You will be notified within five days of the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office proceed with the BestSemester application. BestSemester has a rolling admission policy. Fall applications are accepted until May 1 (or until places are filled).

SPRING SEMESTER:
Seat applications and interviews for fall semester programs must be submitted online by September 30. You will be notified within five days of the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office proceed with the BestSemester application. BestSemester has a rolling admission policy. Spring applications are accepted until November 1 (or until places are filled).

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