Los Angeles, California

“Why is LA included in ‘BU Study Abroad?’” is a question we sometimes get. And it’s tempting to poke fun at the City of Angels and say it can seem like a foreign country sometimes. But this much is true: if you’re interested in any sort of media experience—whether it’s acting, writing, production, or PR/advertising—LA is the place to be. And we have some great programs that make the most of that.

Academics and practical experience are intertwined on each of our Los Angeles programs. Students benefit from the real-life knowledge of their professors, all of whom have extensive track records in “the biz.”

Housing for all programs is at the Park La Brea Apartments, a centrally located, gated community that offers many amenities.

Places to go range from the beaches, museums, and tourist attractions of Los Angeles to explorations around California, Nevada, and Mexico.

Programs in Los Angeles

Los Angeles camera shoot

Los Angeles Certificate Program: Acting in Hollywood

A bridge to the professional world of Hollywood, graduated students have the opportunity to continue their education in acting.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Graduate, Internship, Post-graduate
Focus: Theater Arts, Drama & Acting

Wilshire Boulevard, where the classes are held

Los Angeles Certificate Program: The Writer in Hollywood

A bridge to the professional world of Hollywood, graduated students have the opportunity to continue their education in writing.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Graduate, Internship, Post-graduate
Focus: Writing

Los Angeles Film and Television Summer Internship Program

Los Angeles Film & Television Internship-Only Program (Summer)

This internship-only option gives BU students the possibility to work professionally in the heart of the film and television industries.
Tags: English Speaking, Internship, Offers Graduate Credit, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: Film & Television

Los Angeles Internship Program

Los Angeles Internship Program

Students enjoy intensive coursework and professional experience in film, television,and media industries.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Internship, Offers Graduate Credit, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Advertising, Communication, Film & Television, Management Policy, Marketing, Public Relations, Sociology

Los Angeles Summer Internship Program

Los Angeles Internship Program (Summer)

Students enjoy intensive coursework and professional experience in film, television,and media industries.
Tags: English Speaking, Internship, Offers Graduate Credit, Summer, Undergraduate
Focus: Advertising, Communication, Film & Television, Marketing, Public Relations