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 Regent 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.
We are offering two (3) credit courses:
SSW 614: Topics in Screenwriting: The Hollywood Experience
SSW 512: Writing the Short Film
Requirements for Acceptance:
Undergraduates who apply to the Regent Hollywood Experience course and would like to earn credits would need to follow the established College of Arts and Sciences (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.
Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements and it is not included in the Hollywood Program Fee.
We ask that students not purchase airline tickets until you are contacted with confirmation from Margie Ackerman that the class makes, which should be at the beginning of February. We must have a minimum of 10 students/alumni and can only accept a maximum of 18 students/alumni. Applications and deposits are due no later than January 27.
Students will stay at Park La Brea Apartments in Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC) which is within walking distance of Park La Brea apartments.
Hollywood Program Fee: An additional nonrefundable fee that covers lodging and some expenses in Hollywood
Hollywood Program Fee includes:
Hollywood Program Fee does NOT include:
Tuition: Course credit costs which will vary per participant:
A deposit of $500 per person is required to ensure a place on the trip. Make a check/money order/cashier’s check out to REGENT UNIVERSITY and submit to the Hollywood Program Manager by January 27. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. The $500 deposit and the remaining balance of the Hollywood Program Fee is nonrefundable. Refunds will only be given if class cancellation occurs. Students taking the course for credit have priority in the application submission.
Scholarships cover tuition but do not cover university fees, SCA fees or the Hollywood Program Fee. Students may enroll in the Tuition Installment Plan (TIP) if they are paying out of pocket to cover these fees.
The GI Bill covers tuition, university fees and SCA school fees but NOT the Hollywood Program Fee. Please contact your Military Benefits Manager for details. Student may enroll in TIP if they are paying out of pocket to cover this fee.
Health Advisory and Special Accommodations:
This program can be rigorous, and some of the events may require demanding physical activities. Participants should possess the ability to:
Regent University may be unable to provide special accommodations for people with disabilities. Any person who believes he/she may need special accommodations must contact the Disability Services Coordinator to discuss his/her needs in advance, with ample time to make appropriate accommodations as needed. If a person needs personal assistance during the trip, that person must bring a companion/assistant at full price. If you have any questions regarding special accommodations for people with disabilities, contact Mr. Adam Williams at 757-352-4894 or at email@example.com.
Should you have any questions, please contact Margie Ackerman at firstname.lastname@example.org