Los Angeles Film Studies Center

Study filmmaking and cinema at the LA Film Studies Center

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Do you get thrown out of movie nights because you can't quit analyzing the flick? Do you compare today's moneymaker to the classics? Do you find yourself talking about directors as though you know them personally? Do you think in movie quotes? Have you ever said "pan left" before making a left turn? Perfect. You are the passionate filmmaker this program was made for! The Los Angeles Film Studies Center can give you the skills, resources and community to let your passion grow. For more information, check out Bestsemester: LA Film Studies.

Student Life

Students live in the Park LaBrea Apartments, a gated apartment community located in downtown LA, near museums, shops, restaurants, and internships. LAFSC schedules sightseeing tours to tourist attractions in the greater Los Angeles area, as well as optional activities more specific to the film industry. Students should budget a considerable amount of money for food and living expenses. Funds will be needed to cover local travel expenses to and from internships, laundry, movie-going and other social and tourist activities.

Note on transportation: It is almost impossible to live in the Los Angeles area without an automobile. Students should give serious consideration to bringing their own vehicles. Those without a car may be severely limited in their internship possibilities and may feel hampered in their ability to shop, sightsee, and otherwise get around.


Hollywood Production Workshop 4
Faith & Artistic Development in Film 3
Internship: Inside Hollywood 6


Narrative Storytelling 3
Professional Acting for the Camera 3
Professional Screenwriting 3


How to Apply:

1. Select your program and complete the application found on this page of the CCCU BestSemester website. Please note the deadlines.
2. Notify the International Office of your intent to participate by contacting Mindi Stevenson at mstevens@jbu.edu by October 20th (spring semester deadline) or February 20th (fall semester deadline).

For More Information, contact:
Mindi Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University

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