The L.A. Film Studies Center is an interdisciplinary program which gives no preference to students in any particular field of study. However, a good academic record is necessary: students are required to maintain a GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, regardless of major.

LAFSC is designed for students in their second, third or fourth year in college. The program does not expect students to come with extensive background specifically in film; however, a strong interest in film is expected, and particularly an interest in exploring a possible career in the film industry. All full-time students earning credit toward their degree are eligible. When students from non-CCCU institutions are admitted, an additional $500 transcripting fee is charged. (Not sure whether your school is part of the CCCU? Check out the list here.)

How do I apply?

Simply complete an online application for the semester during which you plan to participate. Each campus makes its own policies regarding off-campus study, so you should consult your academic dean, off-campus study coordinator and/or advising faculty member at your school to ensure completion of all campus requirements.

Before your application can be reviewed for admission, you must submit all of the following materials:

  • a completed online application form
  • $50 application fee (payable by check or credit card)
  • 1 faculty reference
  • 1 character reference
  • official transcript(s) of all college course work
  • Certification Form
  • Social/Behavioral Standing Verification Form

Completed applications are typically reviewed per the following schedule:

Fall Semester:

Rolling Admissions

Regular Application Deadline: May 15th

Spring Semester:

Rolling Admissions
Regular Application Deadline: November 15

Yay! My application was accepted! Now what?

Once admitted into the program, you will be required to confirm your intent to participate by submitting a non-refundable $300 confirmation fee which will be applied toward your program tuition.

You will also be required to complete additional confirmation materials including, but not limited to waiver, liability, and medical information forms. But don't worry! We will send you all of the details and instructions upon acceptance.