Quarter in Los Angeles

Students touring a soundstage

At JPCatholic, seniors will have the opportunity to experience the Los Angeles entertainment industry up close as part of the LA internship quarter. The experience involves spending a quarter living in student housing in the Los Angeles area while working in an immersive internship for credit.

Classes
While in Los Angeles, you will gain insight into the industry and network with established professionals through our Behind the Scenes class. In addition to the internship and networking opportunities, you’ll start to build your resume aided by the career planning process taught in our Career Strategies class in LA. You will stay on track for graduation by taking two general education courses online (synchronously with the on-campus students) during the quarter using JPCatholic’s e-learning platform.

Requirements
To participate in the LA quarter, students must:

  1. Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  2. Apply to the program by deadline (View application)
  3. Pay the $500 program fee
  4. Have an LA based internship - got on your own or working with your academic mentor

The next LA Quarter begins on July 1, 2018 for student in their last quarter of their senior year.

Other details
LA Quarter HousingStudents will pay their usual tuition and housing fees for the quarter. There is a $500 program fee to cover the increased housing costs in LA. We expect students to live in the Oakwood Toluca Hills apartments, shown in the adjacent graphical map.

Students will be responsible for their food, just like on-campus. All JPCatholic housing rules will apply in LA. Students will vacate the Latitude Apartments at the end of the Summer quarter and return to Latitude at the beginning of the Winter quarter.

Past Internships
While students are not guaranteed success obtaining a specific internship, past Los Angeles internships have included: Alcon Entertainment (producers of The Blindside and The Book of Eli), MPower Productions (a company run by executive Steve McEveety who produced Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, and The Passion of the Christ), Motive Entertainment (marketing firm behind Rocky Balboa and The Passion of the Christ), and the Cortez Brothers (a high end production company whose clients include The Tonight Show and Rolling Stone).