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.

Requirements for Juniors

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: February 12 & 13
  • Application deadline: March 1
  • Acceptance/wait-list announced: April 1
  • $500 deposit due: TBA
  • Internship obtained (and packet submitted) by: June 5
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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