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Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC)


Interested in studying film in the busy city of Los Angeles? Learn more about how you can earn Northwestern credits off campus.

Founded in 1991, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center trains students to serve in various aspects of the film industry with professional skill and Christian integrity. Each semester, students live, learn, and work in one of the primary film and television production centers in Los Angeles.

The curriculum consists of two required seminars: Hollywood Production Workshop (a film production course) and Faith and Artistic Development in Film. Students also choose one elective course: screenwriting, acting, film production, or independent study. Internships in various segments of the film industry provide students with hands-on experience.

LAFSC seeks to prepare students for placement in the mainstream Hollywood film industry, ideally in decision-making positions, with a Christ-centered vision to dynamically influence film content, production processes, and interpersonal relationships.

In addition, LAFSC aims to develop advocates to advance an informed and discerning approach to understanding the media and an appreciation and support for the work of peers in Hollywood. LAFSC students earn 16 semester hours of credit. See bestsemester.com for details.

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