Undergraduate Program

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 215 students can enroll in the fall and spring semesters. A smaller class is chosen for the summer term. 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 »

Application deadlines

The application period for students interested in applying for Summer or Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 is September 1–November 1, 2015.

Contact us

For Internship-Related Questions, contact Claude Bartholomew at claude_bartholomew@emerson.edu or call 323-952-6235 between 10 am6 pm PST

For Other Student-Related Questions, contact Chris Brunelle at christopher_brunelle@emerson.edu or call 323-952-6410 between 10 am–6 pm PST

For Housing Questions, contact Turi Daoust at turi_daoust@emerson.edu or call 323-952-6226 between 10 am-6 pm PST

Program Requirements

At Emerson Los Angeles, students will get direct experience working with professionals in their industry. Civic engagement activities, professional development opportunities, and completing internships are all 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.

Tuition & Fees

From room and board to health insurance and parking, here is the cost breakdown of ELA’s tuition and fees.  

Residence Life

Complete with dorm rooms, lounge areas, a fitness facility, and an outdoor terrace so students can enjoy that California sun, the building that serves as ELA’s campus has it all, making residential life a breeze.

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