Tuition & Fees

A nonrefundable $500 deposit is required with every application by January 27, 2017. See below for tuition, Hollywood Program Fee, food, lodging and transportation details. For more information, please contact Margie Ackerman at

Graduate Credit:

Tuition - $2,505 ($685 + SCA fee + University fee)
Hollywood Program Fee - $1,200 (nonrefundable)
Total tuition and fees - $3,705 (This applies to doctoral/graduate/undergraduate students)

Non-Credit Hollywood Program Fee for SCA alumni:

*Alumni - $1500 (nonrefundable).

*Students taking course for credit have priority. Alumni living in LA can stay in their home if located close to classroom to be able to attend all class/events scheduled. Must be approved by Prof. Gaffney.

Food, Lodging & Transportation

Nonrefundable Hollywood Program Fee includes:

  • A total of four meals during the course will be provided by SCA
  • Lodging at Park La Brea in Los Angeles, CA (Each apartment consists of a two bedroom, 5-bed furnished apartments. Separate accommodations will be provided for male and female students). See FAQ page for apartment details.
  • High speed wi-fi in each apartment
  • Transportation will be provided to various Hollywood locations
  • Speaker fees for various industry members
  • Classroom at LA Film Studies Center (LAFSC) located at 5455 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Student responsibilities:

  • Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements, travel expenses to and from their local airport, meals in Los Angeles or during travel, books and any taxes.
  • Students must bring their own linens, for a standard size single bed, pillow and towels.
  • Students need to schedule flights to arrive at LAX on Wednesday, May 10 (no later than 12:00 pm); depart on Thursday, May 25 (you can schedule your flight to leave at anytime but you must leave the apartment complex no later than 9am).
  • Students will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from LAX. We suggest you contact Super Shuttle or Uber to schedule a shuttle to and from LAX. You might want to check with other students to ride together. Students must arrive at Park La Brea Activity Center for check in Wednesday, May 10 at 2pm. Students must depart Park La Brea Thursday, May 25 no later than 9am.

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.


AVERAGE Out of Pocket Expenses
Students Alumni living in LA Alumni not living in LA
Hollywood Program Fee: $1200 Program Fee: $1500 Program Fee: $1500
Meals: $300 Meals: $0 Meals: $300
Flight: $500 Flight: $0 Flight: $500
Roundtrip bus to LAX: $40 Roundtrip bus to LAX: $0 Roundtrip bus to LAX: $40

Total(not incl. tuition):


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Financial Aid

This class falls under the financial aid package received by students who apply for aid. For more information, visit the Financial Aid section of our website.