Elon in Los Angeles spring program begins

The spring program in Los Angeles will provide a unique experience this year for the 17 Elon students participating.

Seventeen Elon students arrived in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 2, for the start of the spring Elon in Los Angeles program. They will be taking academic classes, interning at a wide range of companies, engaging with alumni through panel presentations and networking events, and getting to know the city’s history and culture through enrichment activities.

Elon in LA Director Brad Lemack, second from right, with students participating in the program.

2024 marks the 16th year of the Elon in Los Angeles program. The semester-long experience is a great opportunity for students to apply what they have been learning in the classroom to the professional world.

Students started their semester with breakfast with the new director of Elon University in Los Angeles, Brad Lemack, at the legendary Canter’s Deli in the historic Fairfax District of Los Angeles. The area is also home to the landmark CBS Television City, the origination point of countless, now-classic television shows that helped build the broadcast television industry.

Then it was off to Second Home, the program’s Los Angeles co-working space location, for a tour of the Hollywood home where the students will be based and an in-depth orientation for the semester ahead. Later in the day, students explored the beautifully landscaped grounds, the stunning views and the world-class art collection at The Getty Center. The day was capped off with a return to the Fairfax District to another of its landmark destinations, the famous 1934 Farmers Market.

Classes have begun with a lineup of courses available only in Los Angeles courses including Los Angeles Art History, Media Law and Ethics, Branded Content/Commercial Production, Writing for Television and Film, and Master Class: Directing. These classes are taught by established industry professionals, including some who are SAG-AFTRA actors.

Applications are open for the summer and fall Los Angeles programs until March 15.