Qualified Emerson juniors and seniors may enroll for one semester of study at Emerson Los Angeles, a residential program with a full semester of internship opportunities and coursework, as well as personal and professional development workshops and panel discussions. Up to 200 students can enroll in the fall and spring semesters. Students who participate in the ELA program gain valuable internship experience, build connections with other students and key players in their chosen fields, and create a footprint in the local community by participating in community service programs.

Program Calendar

View the calendar to see upcoming important dates for your term. Be sure to look at the calendar specific to the Los Angeles program.

Application Deadlines

The Emerson LA application process happens during the fall semester, typically between early September and mid-December for the upcoming Fall and next Spring semesters. For example, a student applying for Fall ‘21 or Spring ‘22 would have applied for the ELA program during the Fall ‘20 application cycle.

Contact Us

For Internship-Related Questions, email internela [at] emerson.edutitle="Email Emerson Los Angeles Internships" or call 323-952-6235, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday PST.

For Academics-Related Questions, contact ela_academics [at] emerson.edutitle="Email Emerson Los Angeles Academics" or call (323) 952-6253, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday PST. 

For Housing and other Student-Related Questions, contact ELA Res Life at ela_reslife [at] emerson.edutitle="Email Emerson Los Angeles Residence Life " or call (323) 952-6226,10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday PST.

Program Requirements

Civic engagement activities, professional development opportunities, and completing internships are all included in the program requirements.

Registration & Policies

We want to make sure our students have a seamless transition from Boston to life in LA, so please take note of what to know—and what you’ll need to take care of on-campus—before you go.

Residence Life

Complete with dorm rooms, lounge areas, a fitness facility, and an outdoor terrace, the building that serves as our Los Angeles campus has it all, making residential life a breeze.