2019 L.A. Intensive Application

American University School of Communication L.A. Intensive Application 2019
Dates, Cost, Purpose, Outcome and Requirements
DATES:
May 15-22, 2019

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

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