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Los Angeles Film Studies Center

Hollywood, home to Los Angeles Film Studies Center, is the largest influence in the international film industry. Core courses taught at LAFSC help students explore the role of faith in the entertainment industry; students also create a festival-ready piece in a Hollywood Production Workshop and all students experience an internship in some aspect of film or television. 

LAFSC participants have interned with

  • Focus Features ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind");
  • Icon Productions, Mel Gibson's company
  • Lightstorm Entertainment
  • VH-1:Behind the Music.
  • One Messiah student did his internship on the set of "Hard Copy."


  • Juniors and seniors
  • 2.75 GPA or higher


  • Courses may meet general education or major requirements.
  • Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.
  • Participation in this program does not meet cross-cultural requirements. 


Costs: 2014-2015 

Because of the high cost of this program, participation is capped at 9 students per academic year.

Messiah tuition, room, plus $1,700 off-campus study fee.
Fee covers:

  • tuition, housing - meals are not included
  • educational excursions
  • pre-departure, and re-entry orientation. 

Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Los Angeles. 


Messiah Pre-Approval Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014


Los Angeles Film Studies Center Deadline

Spring 2015 - October 1, 2014

Rolling admissions; students are strongly encouraged to apply early


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“The most rewarding & interesting part of my experience at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center was working as an intern for 20th Century Fox Music. I was able to attend scoring sessions for "Family Guy", "The Simpsons", and "A Night at the Museum", where I had the chance to observe and meet legendary composer Alan Silvestri, of "Forrest Gump" and "Back to the Future" fame.”

--Joel Brandon

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