Program at a Glance
Program Credits12-18 credits
Semesters OfferedFall, Spring
March 15 deadline for fall
October 15 deadline for spring
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Founded in 1991, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC) trains students to serve in various aspects of the film industry with professional skill and Christian integrity.
What Will I Study?
Each semester, students live, learn and work in L.A. The curriculum consists of three required seminars: "Hollywood Production Workshop" (a film production course), and "Faith and Artistic Development in Film," which focuses on the role of film in culture and the relationship of faith to work in this very influential industry.
In addition, students choose one elective course from a variety of offerings in film studies. Internships in various segments of the film industry provide students with hands-on experience. The combination of the internship and seminars allows students to explore the film industry within a Christian context and from a liberal arts perspective.
|Los Angeles Film Studies Center Courses||Credits||Biola Course||Credits|
|Hollywood Production Workshop||4||CNMA 359 Motion Picture Production||3|
|Faith and Artistic Development in Film||3||BBST 480 Directed Research||3|
|CNMA 204 The Entertainment Business||3|
|Internship: Inside Hollywood||6||CNMA 440 Cinema and Media Arts Internship (x2)||3 (x2)|
|Narrative Storytelling||3||No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval|
|Professional Acting for the Camera||3||No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval|
|Professional Screenwriting||3||No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval|
|Independent Study||3||No equivalency yet approved - See department chair for course approval|