LA Film Studies Center

Los Angeles, California

Program Overview
Under the direction of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), the LA Film Studies Center makes a "Hollywood Semester" available to upper-division George Fox University students who qualify and who are accepted. Its purpose is to enable college students to serve in various aspects of the film industry with professional skill and Christian integrity. Located in Burbank near major production studios, the semester-long program combines seminar courses with internships in various segments of the film industry, providing the opportunity to explore the industry within a Christian context and from a liberal arts perspective. The LA Film Center program may be of particular interest to students majoring in cinema and media communication with a concentration in film studies. Students who complete the semester may then apply for a semester-long internship in their field of interest.

Application
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application form (obtained from the Center for Study Abroad; or downloaded here).
• LAFSC application (to be completed online here). An application fee must accompany your application.

*The LAFSC application should only be completed after being informed from the Director of Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.

Eligibility
Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. There is NO language requirement.

Credits
Because students remain enrolled at George Fox University while participating at the LAFSC, academic credit is awarded by George Fox. Students will typically take between 15-16 credit hours. Students will be required to attend two pre-departure meetings, complete an online course evaluation, and attend a re-entry meeting upon their return. Students must see the transfer credit specialist in the Registrars office BEFORE they begin their semester off-campus.

Housing
Students live in the Park LaBrea Apartments, a gated apartment community set on more than 160 park-like acres.  24-hour security is provided. Students are usually housed four or five to a two-bedroom apartment that is fully furnished and includes a kitchen and two full baths.

Costs
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees and an additional fee for the Australian Study Center.  Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students.  Round trip airfare is additional.

For more information, contact:
Center for Study Abroad
Lemmons 9
Phone: 503-554-2150
E-mail: lscott@georgefox.edu

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