Regent Hollywood Experience in Los Angeles
May 10-25, 2017


Is God calling you to change the world through entertainment media? Join the School of Communication & the Arts (SCA) on an incredible study program in Los Angeles, CA. The Hollywood Experience, led by Professor Sean Gaffney is offered to current Regent students and SCA alumni*, is a two-week total immersion experience in the professional world of Hollywood screenwriting practices. You'll learn from Christian industry professionals, visit working sets and studios, and learn what it takes to make it in Hollywood. Are you ready to take the plunge? Get your questions answered here and when you're ready, fill out the application today!

View the Trip Itinerary and check out the course syllabus and learning outcomes.

Want to know what you'll be studying? View the Course & Schedule.

Don't know if your financial aid will cover the trip? Click Here to find out.

Still not convinced? Listen to what other students have to say about their Hollywood Experience.

Hollywood Program Fee for students taking class for credit: $1,200 w/o tuition

  • Four meals
  • Lodging
  • High-speed wi-fi in each apartment
  • Transportationl to designated sites
  • Speaker fees for industry members
  • Classroom at LA Films Studies Center (LAFSC)

Above stated price does NOT include:

  • Tuitiion and course credit cost
  • Airfare
  • Travel to and from airports
  • Meals, other than the four mentioned above
  • Books and personal necesseties
  • Average out of pocket expenses are $1,890 which includes Program Fee, meals, flight and shuttle from LAX. Tuition is $2,505 for graduate students. Click here to view the cost breakdown.

Application & Deposit

The online Application and the $500 non-refundable deposit deadline is January 27, 2017. Submit an application today. Click Here to view all Important Dates related to this program. Deposits must be in the form of cash/check/money order/cashier's check made payable to REGENT UNIVERSITY and submitted to Hollywood Experience Program Manager, Margie Ackerman, no later than January 27. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.

Requirements for Acceptance

Want to know if you qualify to go on this trip? Click here to view the Requirements for Acceptance.


Lodging for students will be at Park La Brea apartments. Park La Brea’s 160 park-like acres offer a tranquil retreat at the center of Los Angeles, with the city’s best shopping, dining and activities...all just steps away.

Classes will be held at the LA Film Studies Center (LAFSC) which is within walking distance of Park La Brea apartments.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

The $500 deposit and the remaining balance of the Hollywood Program Fee is non-refundable. Refunds will only be given if class cancellation occurs.

Minimum Number of Participants

Note that the minimum number of participants is 10 and the maximum is 18. The trip will be cancelled should the number of applications not reach the minimum by the end of the day, January 28, 2017. All applications will be processed on a first come first served basis. In case of trip cancellation, all payments will be refunded at 100%.

Important Undergraduate Information

Undergraduates who apply to the Regent Hollywood Experience course and would like to earn credits would need to follow the established CAS policy governing the taking of graduate credits. Note that there are requirements regarding GPA and class status that may affect who can participate, and there is a very specific procedure that undergraduates need to follow to enroll. The credits undergraduates would receive could either fulfill their general education requirements or be used as elective credits. Please open link for complete details on the undergraduate policy governing CAS students taking Regent graduate courses.

By taking this graduate class, undergraduates will pay the graduate tuition and school fees attached to this class.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please contact Margie Ackerman at