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Undergraduate

Emerson Los Angeles is the ideal location to achieve your personal and professional goals. With an extensive internship program and countless career development opportunities, a semester at ELA will give you the tools necessary to succeed in your chosen field.

An academic path to success

ELA provides students with a full semester of coursework and opportunities that will help them gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to launch their post-graduate careers.

Getting your foot in the door

ELA’s internship program helps to place students in some of the nation’s most renowned companies, studios, and organizations.

A culture of service

Through giving back to the community, ELA promotes civic engagement while helping students create long-lasting connections.

Professional Studies

Emerson Los Angeles provides a variety of resources for individuals hoping to expand their skills, explore new interests, or make career changes. Designed to meet the needs of working individuals, ELA’s professional studies program will help you take your career to the next level.

A commitment to lifelong learning

Achieve your professional goals, expand your skill-set, and explore new interests today.

It’s our business to help you improve yours

Help your employees reach their full potential by tailoring a program to meet your business needs.

ELA welcomes the world

Los Angeles is the premier location for international students wanting to learn about communication and the arts during a summer residency program.

Emerson Los Angeles:
Your Stage, Spotlight, and
Springboard.

Although Emerson Los Angeles officially celebrated its grand opening in March 2014, the College’s Los Angeles program has been in existence since 1986.
The ELA building has won acclaim and more than a dozen awards, including the 2014 Grand Prize for the Los Angeles Business Council's Architectural Awards, the American Institute of Architects’ California Council Merit Award, the Westside Urban Forum Design Award, and the Bentley Be Inspired Award for Innovation in Comprehensive BIM.
Emerson Los Angeles is a communications, arts, and entertainment powerhouse in California. More than 4,300 students have already participated in the ELA program and more than 4,000 alumni live in the LA area.
ELA’s stunning architecture has been recently featured on TV shows such Scandal, Brooklyn 99, and Extant. ELA has also been featured in several photography shoots for companies like Lululemon and Mary Kay Cosmetics, among others.
Emerson College, which is based in Boston, was the first East Coast college to establish a residential study and internship program in Los Angeles.

Emerson Alumni

Lions Don't Stray

Emerson Los Angeles is a new home for Emerson’s West Coast alumni. Join us for an event, rent our spaces— we’re here for you.

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Follow in the Footsteps of Great Emersonians

Kim Swann

Partner, Executive Producer at Carousel Entertainment Group

Class of 1981

Kim Swann
Holly Bario

Holly Bario

President of Production at DreamWorks Studios

Class of 1989

The future has your name on it

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