OFF-CAMPUS STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
Los Angeles Film Studies Center
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, Henderson Productions, or Miramax Films, just to name a few, are what wait for 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.
As a Comm Arts major, you can earn up to 16 credits toward your degree, through an internship and classes such as Hollywood Production, Narrative Storytelling, Faith & Artistic Development in Film, and more.
Balkans Semester for the Study of War and Peace
The Balkans Semester for the Study of War and Peace is an interdisciplinary, humanities-based program centered around the themes of war and peace, conflict and reconciliation. The program will provide students a unique opportunity to study these themes while learning first-hand from people on both sides of recent wars and genocides who are grappling daily with problems of justice and forgiveness and with navigating a path toward sustainable peace.
Students take courses in sociology, literature, and political philosophy and may also choose from electives in Communication Arts.
Gordon in Orvieto (Italy)
The Gordon in Orvieto semester abroad program hopes to foster in students an attitude of responsive looking and listening for signs of new life in the traditions inhabited by artists, poets, saints, and mystics of the past, especially those of pre-modern Europe in Italy. With a discerning eye neither nostalgic nor ironic, we wish to explore the disintegrated fragments of the classical-Christian civilization of the West, raiding the past in order to rebuild the present.
Earn credits toward your Comm Arts major by taking courses in design and visual studies.
Contemporary Music Center in Nashville
The interdisciplinary Contemporary Music Center in Nashville provides a community where young musicians and aspiring music executives can learn the ins and outs of a career in popular music. Designed as an artistic community, the program develops artists and music executives with a Christ-centered vision for music content, production, and delivery.
Comm Arts majors excel in classes like Studio Recording and Music Marketing and Sales. Gordon alumni and recording artists Jill and Kate completed the CMC semester, which helped launch their music career.
Westmont Urban Studies in San Francisco
San Francisco is the setting for urban study and internship opportunities through Westmont College. Examine questions of faith in a vibrant city with a small community of students and faculty mentors. An example could include exploring various worship styles through attending ethnic churches and different denominations. In addition, there are many enriching opportunities through urban ministries and volunteer programs.
Past internship providers have included Amnesty International, Morgan Stanley Investments, KPIX Television, and many more.