Los Angeles Internship
COLL 232 & MEDI 335 – 6 credits (must be taken concurrently)
This course supports your hands-on internship by offering valuable insight into work-life balance, the expectations of the workplace, and what your next step should be upon completion of the internship.
Los Angeles Speakers Series
CINE 362 – 3 credits
The Los Angeles Speakers Series gives you the opportunity to meet today's movers and shakers in an intimate setting as they talk about their personal path to success and their work. It will also provide opportunities to network with industry professionals.
Choose 1-2 of the following:
CINE 409 – 3 credits
The most important part of any successful career is the ability to present ideas clearly. This course will examine how entertainment professionals pitch their stories and provide students with tools to present their own creative work. Students will engage in repetitive pitching of various types and lengths before an audience.
Writing the Television Pilot: Long Form Limited Series
TELE 440A & TELE 483 – 4 credits (must be taken concurrently)
Limited series have seen a surge in popularity with such acclaimed shows as “The Queen's Gambit," "When They See Us," and "Chernobyl.” This advanced level writing course is devoted to the analysis and writing of this television format. You’ll examine the unique qualities of the limited long form series: story, research, themes, relationships, and cliff hangers. Simultaneously you’ll outline and write your own creative piece: pitching ideas, developing characters, conducting research, and workshopping first drafts. This class requires Departmental Approval.
Advanced Topics: Negotiations for Film and Television
MEDI 382B – 3 credit
Think negotiating is all bluff and bluster? Think again. While lawyers typically negotiate production and distribution deals, it’s imperative that content creators understand the underlying deals needed to produce and exploit their entertainment material. This class, taught by the former Executive Director of the Producer’s Guild, specifically focuses on the art of negotiating such deals. You’ll be asked to engage in multiple sample negotiations.