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Film Studies DS Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
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Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Budget Sheets Winter
Fact Sheet:
Language of Country: English Target Language: English
Lodging Options: Flat/Apartment Enrollment: 16
Course of Study: Domestic Study Program
Program Description:

Program Overview

The Film and Media Studies domestic study program in Los Angeles will introduce opportunities for the study of film and media, and for gaining practical experience with working professionals in creative media arts and related institutions of cultural history.

Los Angeles is an ideal location for the FSP:  a global and cosmopolitan nexus point of the media world, and the center of U.S. media production for over a century. Los Angeles is home to several notable schools in Film and Media Studies, and many of the premiere libraries, archives, and museums important to the study of film and media history.  

This FSP will include rigorous coursework, primary and secondary research in regional facilities, first-hand experiences with a variety of professionals who work in relation to the creative arts and media industries, and assorted day-trips to sights and events of interest across Southern California.

The program of study will consist of three courses that offer students a mix of film and media history, theory, and production, plus the opportunity to obtain personal experience in the arts and entertainment industries and related institutions of cultural history.  The courses will emphasize the interdisciplinary study of film and media, in ways that best utilize the historical and contemporary significance of Los Angeles to our field.  All three courses will qualify for credit toward the Film and Media Studies major.


Faculty Director
2015 Winter: This is a biennial program and not offered this winter.
2016 Winter: Professor Mark Williams

FS46: Topics in Television -- specific course title TBA
FS47:  Race and Place and Los Angeles Media
FS80: Independent Research Project, with Professor Williams

To be considered for the Film and Media Studies FSP in Los Angeles, students must have earned a grade of B+ or better in two courses within our core curriculum:

An introductory level course: either FS1 (From Script to Screen), or FS 2 (Introduction to Television), or FS 3 (Introduction to Digital Arts and Culture)

A higher level course offered by Film and Media Studies faculty.

Student Life

Students will reside in an apartment complex within walking distance of the instructional center where classes will be held.

Additional information about this exciting new off-campus academic program will be forthcoming. In the meantime, please contact the Department of Film & Media Studies or the Office of Off-Campus Programs with any questions.

Financial Information


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2016 02/01/2015 03/11/2015 TBA TBA