Semester in LA

Schedule

If accepted into the program, you will be informed on the registration process for your particular program.

J-Term 2017

Acting (January 8th - January 19th)
This course is designed to give students a practical and applicable experience toward pursuing a career as a film or television actor in Los Angeles. Classes will consist of lectures, demonstrations, off campus field trips, and performance with some of the best agents, managers, and casting directors in the business.

Animation (January 9th - January 13th)
A five day intensive J-Term course in which every day, students visit a different animation studio and learn how each different company approaches the production of animation, from story to delivery. Students have a chance to show their animation work to professional animators and potential employers. 

Beijing (January 16th - January 20th)
Details coming soon!

Spring 2017

Producing  (January 23rd - February 24th)
Learn the ins and outs of the studio system, from optioning material to distribution, with over fifty different industry guest speakers. Track industry trends while developing your own project for a pitch meeting with industry executives.

Screenwriting (January 23rd - February 24th)
Complete a feature length screenplay in five weeks. Meet with professional screenwriters, agents, and managers and get advice on how to best hone your craft. Learn to read and write coverage, a staple for entry level positions and for analyzing material in Hollywood. Pitch your finished script to agents and managers looking for the next hot writer.

Comedy Writing for Television  (February 27th - MArch 31st)
Learn from working writers, producers, and other speakers on every aspect of what it takes to write a funny and successful Sit-Com "Spec". Apply that knowledge immediately by writing your own spec script in a simulated professional writers' room.

Graduate Producing (April 3rd - May 5th)
Learn the ins and outs of the studio system, from developing, to financing, to production, to distribution. Learn from a multitude of industry professionals, while preparing your own material.

Drama Writing for Television (April 3rd - May 5th)
Learn the format, structure, and secrets of a great script from successful writers from your favorite dramas. Complete a one hour drama script and pitch it to industry professionals.

Summer 2017

Music Composition Graduate (May 22nd - June 23rd)
Create your own soundtrack to a three minute cut from a recent film. Receive feedback and advice from industry musicians and composers. Then, have your score recorded by a 30 piece professional orchestra. 

Producing  (June 26th - Julyy 28th)
Learn the ins and outs of the studio system, from optioning material to distribution, with over fifty different industry guest speakers. Track industry trends while developing your own project for a pitch meeting with industry executives.

Transmedia & Cross-Platform Development (June 26th - July 28th)
This Semester in LA session offered by the School of Media Arts, will bring students from various disciplines together to create material designed to be produced in the film, television, and the gaming industries. Each student will develop an Intellectual Property (IP) Bible for an original concept or previously undeveloped intellectual property, with the goal to create platform appropriate materials for film, a television series, and a game.

Fall 2017

Producing (September 5th - October 6th)
Learn the ins and outs of the studio system, from optioning material to distribution, with over fifty different industry guest speakers. Track industry trends while developing your own project for a pitch meeting with industry executives.

Screenwriting (September 5th - October 6th)
Complete a feature length screenplay in five weeks. Meet with professional screenwriters, agents, and managers and get advice on how to best hone your craft. Learn to read and write coverage, a staple for entry level positions and for analyzing material in Hollywood. Pitch your finished script to agents and managers looking for the next hot writer.


J-Term 2018

Acting (January 7th - January 18th)
This course is designed to give students a practical and applicable experience toward pursuing a career as a film or television actor in Los Angeles. Classes will consist of lectures, demonstrations, off campus field trips, and performance with some of the best agents, managers, and casting directors in the business.

Animation (January 8th - January 12th)
A five day intensive J-Term course in which every day, students visit a different animation studio and learn how each different company approaches the production of animation, from story to delivery. Students have a chance to show their animation work to professional animators and potential employers. 

Beijing (January 15th - January 19th)
Details coming soon!

Spring 2018

Producing  (January 22nd - February 23rd)
Learn the ins and outs of the studio system, from optioning material to distribution, with over fifty different industry guest speakers. Track industry trends while developing your own project for a pitch meeting with industry executives.

Screenwriting (January 22nd - February 23rd)
Complete a feature length screenplay in five weeks. Meet with professional screenwriters, agents, and managers and get advice on how to best hone your craft. Learn to read and write coverage, a staple for entry level positions and for analyzing material in Hollywood. Pitch your finished script to agents and managers looking for the next hot writer.

Comedy Writing for Television  (February 26th - MArch 30th)
Learn from working writers, producers, and other speakers on every aspect of what it takes to write a funny and successful Sit-Com "Spec". Apply that knowledge immediately by writing your own spec script in a simulated professional writers' room.

Graduate Producing (April 2nd - May 4th)
Learn the ins and outs of the studio system, from developing, to financing, to production, to distribution. Learn from a multitude of industry professionals, while preparing your own material.

Drama Writing for Television (April 2nd - May 4th)
Learn the format, structure, and secrets of a great script from successful writers from your favorite dramas. Complete a one hour drama script and pitch it to industry professionals.

Summer 2018

Music Composition Graduate (May 21st - June 22nd)
Create your own soundtrack to a three minute cut from a recent film. Receive feedback and advice from industry musicians and composers. Then, have your score recorded by a 30 piece professional orchestra. 

Producing  (June 25th - July 27th)
Learn the ins and outs of the studio system, from optioning material to distribution, with over fifty different industry guest speakers. Track industry trends while developing your own project for a pitch meeting with industry executives.

Transmedia & Cross-Platform Development (June 25th - July 27th)
This Semester in LA session offered by the School of Media Arts, will bring students from various disciplines together to create material designed to be produced in the film, television, and the gaming industries. Each student will develop an Intellectual Property (IP) Bible for an original concept or previously undeveloped intellectual property, with the goal to create platform appropriate materials for film, a television series, and a game.

Fall 2018

Producing (September 4th - October 5th)
Learn the ins and outs of the studio system, from optioning material to distribution, with over fifty different industry guest speakers. Track industry trends while developing your own project for a pitch meeting with industry executives.

Screenwriting (September 4th - October 5th)
Complete a feature length screenplay in five weeks. Meet with professional screenwriters, agents, and managers and get advice on how to best hone your craft. Learn to read and write coverage, a staple for entry level positions and for analyzing material in Hollywood. Pitch your finished script to agents and managers looking for the next hot writer.