Los Angeles Quarter

At JPCatholic, seniors and juniors 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.

While in Los Angeles you will have the opportunity to gain insight into the industry and network with established professionals through various channels. Students will obtain an internship with a company that fits the direction of their career goals. JPCatholic taught general education courses will also be made available to the LA based students using distance learning technology. Additional elective classes will be available for the students through means such as on-line study, web-based linking to classes being offered at the JPCatholic campus in Escondido, or instructor lead classes in the Los Angeles area.

Feature Film Production

As an alternative to LA Quarter, there is an opportunity for students to work on a feature film this summer. This project is being structured to allow students to work on the film in various production and post-production roles and count as two elective classes for Summer Quarter. Students who participate in the feature film would be ineligible to participate in the summer LA Quarter experience. For more details, please complete the application form and direct any questions to Professor Dunn.

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Requirements for Seniors (in 2019)

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

Important Dates

  • Informational Meeting:Jan 15, 2019
  • Application deadline: Feb 15, 2019
  • Acceptance/wait-list announced: Mar 1, 2019
  • $500 deposit due: Mar 15, 2019
  • Internship obtained by: Jun 1, 2019
  • The next LA Quarter begins on July 1, 2019 for student in their last quarter of their junior year.


    Requirements for Juniors (in 2019)

    To participate in the LA quarter, students must:

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

    Important Dates

  • Informational Meeting: TBA
  • Application deadline: TBA
  • Acceptance/wait-list announced: TBA
  • $500 deposit due: TBA
  • Internship obtained by: TBA
  • The next LA Quarter begins on Fall 2019 for student in their last quarter of their senior year.


    Other Details

    Students 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.

    LA Quarter Housing

    Past Internship

    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).

    JPCatholic's LA Quarter: Overview and Housing Tour

    Claire Phillips gives us an overview of what the LA Quarter involves and walks us through the LA Quarter Apartments.

    Watch video here