L.A. Film Studies Center

Announcing the return of LAFSC for Spring 2023

The L.A. Film Studies Center (LAFSC) is officially relaunching on the ground, in Los Angeles for the spring of 2023! Olivet Nazarene University will again be administrating and partnering with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) under the same consortium agreements between CCCU and member institutions as last spring and prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Faculty and staff for LAFSC are industry professionals returning from previous semesters as faculty, staff or alumni. Similar to the spring 2022 semester, the courses will parallel those that were offered at LAFSC prior to the pandemic with some minor updates for relevance to changing practices and trends in the industry in order to accommodate sending institutions who have built LAFSC into their degree tracks. 


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, 2022. Typically, students will be notified of their acceptance within 2-3 weeks of submission.

Spring 2023 L.A. Film Studies Application


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:

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

See You in LA!

The spring 2023 semester of LAFSC will take place on the ground in Los Angeles from Monday, January 9, through Friday, April 28. Instructional fees are $12,900 and housing fees are $4,900 (food is not included) for a total of $17,800. Each institution's own financial aid policies will uniquely apply to program costs at the institution's discretion. Students will also need to adhere to their home institutions policies and procedures regarding off-campus study.

The program will secure short-term leases for 2BR/2BA apartments for students at Park La Brea, located at 6200 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036. LAFSC is currently undergoing a search for new learning facilities for spring 2023, but the current, best indication is that the facility will be similar in terms of amenities and proximity to Park La Brea as the former space. This information will be confirmed soon.

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Have Questions?

Check out our Off-Campus Study FAQs page to get answers to common questions or reach out to LAFSC program director Chris Retts.

LAFSC Info Sheet

Off Campus Study FAQs

Off Campus Study Clearance Form

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:

At Olivet Nazarene University:

At the CCCU: