Emerson Los Angeles

Welcome to LA. Your future starts on Sunset Boulevard.

  • 200+

    Internship opportunities for students in the Emerson Los Angeles program

  • 1986

    Year Emerson's LA internship program began

  • 120,000

    Square feet of living and learning space in our LEED-certified building

Our state-of-the-art Los Angeles center stands tall on Sunset Boulevard and serves as Emerson's home on the West Coast. Undergraduate students spend a full fall or spring semester taking classes in the heart of Hollywood and participating in a semester-long internship at a site related to their field of study. They are able to engage with industry leaders both on and off campus, as well as positively impact the greater Los Angeles area through volunteer work and outreach.

Emerson Los Angeles also provides a variety of resources for individuals from all over the world hoping to expand their skills, explore new interests, or make career changes through its Professional Studies program.

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The Undergraduate Experience at Emerson Los Angeles

Studying at Emerson Los Angeles

With an extensive internship program and countless career development opportunities, students here gain the tools and industry connections necessary to succeed in their field. Read more about academics, tuition, residence life, and more.


The internship program at Emerson Los Angeles places students in some of the nation’s most renowned companies, studios, and organizations. Read more about student experiences and how the program can help you get your foot in the door of your chosen industry.

Why Emerson Los Angeles

Genece Davis, Visual and Media Arts '16

 Photo of Genece Davis, Class of 2016, in front of Hollywood signA Magical Moment

Genece Davis ’16 had always pictured herself as an East Coast girl. Then, she began her final semester at ELA and something clicked. “When I toured the Dolby Theatre a few days before the Oscars, it was magical,” said Davis. “The Academy Awards director let me and a few students stand behind the microphone where people accept their awards. It was surreal standing in a spot where people’s dreams come true.”

The LA Experience

During her semester at ELA, Davis interned at Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt’s production company, which has co-produced films like 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight. The incredible experience helped open up many doors for the Houston native. At ELA, Davis attended as many professional development panels as she could. "ELA really focuses on helping students transition from the college experience to life in the real world," she said.

Working Toward the Future

After graduating, Davis started the trainee program at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. After a couple months in the mailroom, she landed in the TV Literary Department. She now works in the Books to Film Department servicing the production companies of WME clients such as Michael B. Jordan and Gal Gadot. “Getting agency experience has been invaluable because I’m learning by building on the complex concepts I learned about in school,” Davis said. She credits ELA with helping her get to where she is. “Students should come to ELA because of the doors it can open up for them.”

Give to Emerson Los Angeles

There are numerous ways that our alumni, parents, friends, and organizational partners can help build our innovative academic programming and student services. Emerson Los Angeles represents not only the future of Emerson College but also the future of higher education – and you are the key to ensuring its continuing growth and success. Learn more about ways that you can give and make the Emerson Los Angeles experience possible for future Emerson students.

Alumni Involvement

Emerson alumni have been the foundation that has allowed the Los Angeles program to thrive and grow. From attending alumni events at the Los Angeles center to mentoring students, there are plenty of ways to engage with the Emerson community in Los Angeles. Learn more about how you can get involved and connect with students and fellow alumni.