COST:$1,900 (not including transportation to and from L.A. and meals not at housing location)This program does not include academic credit. Scholarships are available on a limited basis and are highly competitive.
PURPOSE: The L.A. Intensive is designed for the rising junior, senior, graduating senior, graduate student or recent AU alum with a focus in the field of entertainment including television and film who wants to meet alumni and industry professionals through site visits, meetings, panel discussions and social events.
OUTCOME: By the end of the L.A. Intensive the participants will have business cards and contacts for follow-up as well as a better understanding of:- the industry and landscape for work in the field of communication including television and film in Los Angeles- the opportunities and challenges of working and living in L.A.- how to launch one’s career in L.A. This understanding will be demonstrated in a final response collected at the end of the program.
REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS:The L.A. Intensive is competitive. In 2017, 50 students applied and 20 were selected. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. 15-20 students will be selected for the Summer 2019 program May 15-22, 2019.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:11:59 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their acceptances by 7:00 PM Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
This program is open to all American University students, graduates and recent alums. - Undergraduate students with the completion of 75 undergraduate credit hours - Graduate Students- Recent graduates (either undergraduate or graduates 2017, 2018, 2019)
Requirements Include:• Students who are in good academic and judicial standing or recent graduates with review of student file.• A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 • Completion of 75 undergraduate credit hours • Completion of this application and essay, including the name of an AU faculty member who can be contacted as a reference. • Résumé (required) Samples of work (optional)
Upon Acceptance:Acceptance to the program is conditional. There is a series of milestones that must be met before you can officially participate, these include:• Proof of health insurance• Academic self-audit with SOC Advising• Attendance at pre-departure meetings• Clearance of all restrictions to registration
Questions? Call Professor Sarah Menke-Fish 202-885-2098