L.A. Film Studies Center

LAFSC Spring 2024 Info Sheet

We are thrilled to be accepting applications for the L.A. Film Studies Center (LAFSC) program for the Spring 2024 semester.

The program is currently a partnership between Olivet Nazarene University and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). It will run as a newly-formed CA 501(C)3 Nonprofit organization starting in the Spring 2025.

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How to Apply

Interested students can begin their application by clicking on the link below. Applications are accepted on a “rolling” basis until November 1, 2023. Typically, students will be notified of their acceptance within 2-3 weeks of submission.

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Additional Resources

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Course Options

As before, students will take part in in-person, three-day-a-week internships on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and will participate in the following core courses, held Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • Faith and Artistic Development (3 credits)
  • Hollywood Production Workshop (4 credits)
  • Inside Hollywood (6 credits)

Additionally, students will choose one class from the following electives for a total of 16 semester credits:

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

See You in LA!

LAFSC secures short-term leases for 2BR/2BA apartments from local properties near the LAFSC facilities. Basic furniture such as beds, dressers, a dining table and chairs, couch, side tables, etc., will be provided in addition to things like TVs, microwaves, toasters, dishware, etc.  In order to provide students with the most real-world, “embedded” Hollywood experience, LAFSC is run out of facilities on working studio lots. As availability on these lots shifts and varies in the months prior to the semester, we aren’t yet ready to announce the location of the LAFSC facilities for Spring 2024, but Spring 2023 facilities were located at the historic Sunset Las Palmas Studios.

Who to Contact

These are the best contacts for the program at LAFSC (on-the-ground staff in Los Angeles), ONU and CCCU:

At the L.A. Film Studies Center:

Chris Retts, Director
Sarah Duff, Assistant Director

At Olivet Nazarene University:

Heather McLaughlin, Chair of the Department of Communication & Associate Professor
Mark Mountain, University Registrar

At the CCCU:

Don Degraaf, Senior Director of Education Programs

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