Qualified Emerson juniors and seniors may enroll for one semester of study at Emerson Los Angeles, a residential program offering 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

Emerson LA applications are open during the fall semester, typically between September and mid-December for the Fall and Spring semesters of the following academic year.

Contact Us

For Internship-Related Questions, email internela [at] emerson.edu (InternELA[at]emerson[dot]edu) or call 323-952-6235, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday PT.

For Academics-Related Questions, contact ela_academics [at] emerson.edu (ELA_Academics[at]emerson[dot]edu) or call (323) 952-6253, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday PT. 

For Housing and other Student-Related Questions, contact ELA Res Life at ela_reslife [at] emerson.edu (ELA_ResLife[at]emerson[dot]edu) or call (323) 952-6226,10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday PT.

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.