Learning Through Experience

Our goal is to expose students to real-life work experience through innovative, interdisciplinary, and project-based learning. At ELA, student interns integrate theory and practice in this unique atmosphere of experiential learning with the goals of self-knowledge, personal growth, and career development. The facility on Sunset Boulevard has more than doubled the number of undergrads who can attend the program. ELA provides additional learning opportunities to the outside community with the development of our Post-Graduate and Professional Studies programs.

Students will grow to be employable, productive, and successful in their chosen fields while completing the ELA program. They have opportunities to intern with industry professionals such as set designers, film editors, writers, stage managers, film and television producers, casting directors, talent managers, magazines, and publicity directors.

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Community Involvement

Students will not only gain real-life experience; they will also help establish the College‚Äôs commitment to civic engagement by connecting with potential community leaders in the urban environment of Los Angeles.  

Students will be able to volunteer at various organizations serving a wide range of values and socio-economic needs. Through participation in these activities we hope students can broaden their perspectives on diversity, social issues, and community dynamics in Los Angeles and beyond.

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