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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) 

COST

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

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

Student Financial Services will reassess each applicant's financial aid package for their off-campus semester and provide a breakdown of costs after acceptance from the GEO. Federal and private aid will not be affected. Please contact SFS for specific financial questions. 

Additional expenses include:

  • Travel between home and program
  • Meals
  • 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 to the Global Education Office before applying directly to your program. Seat applications must be submitted to the GEO by March 1.

After the Global Education Office has notified you of your approval, you may then proceed with the BestSemester application. BestSemester has a rolling admission policy. Spring applications are accepted until October 1. Fall applications are accepted until June 1.

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