L.A. Intensive

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You've graduated. Now what? Planning a move to Los Angeles? Want to learn about career opportunities in the entertainment industry? Want to find a job in the entertainment industry? L.A. Intensive is the program for you.

Jumpstart Your Career!

  • Ask the pros

    • Get hands-on career advice from industry professionals
    • Learn about a range of career opportunities in the entertainment industry
    • Panel discussions with industry professionals

  • Go inside Hollywood

    • See how television productions are made
    • Find out what happens behind the scenes in Hollywood
    • Experience the nuts and bolts of the film business

  • Discover L.A.

    Learn about the geographic and cultural resources of Los Angeles

"I learned more in a few days than I did in three years at University!"
—Christina, LA Intensive 2013 Alumna

Registration Process

Application Requirements

Applications are considered complete when Items 1-3 have been uploaded to the The American Pavilion site, Items 4-5 received via email to studentprograms@ampav.com, and a $75 non-refundable application fee has been paid online.

1. Application form

2. Essay questions

3. One standard passport-style headshot photo for identification in digital .jpg format. Minimum dimensions: 100×140 pixels, maximum file size: 1 mb. File must be titled as applicant’s full name (i.e.: Doe_John.jpg).

4. Copy of unofficial college (or high school) transcript

5. Current resumé. Resumé MUST include two personal references at the bottom — one professor or academic advisor, and one current or former employer — listing their names and titles, their relationships to you (e.g. professor or employer), and their email addresses and phone numbers. If you have never been employed you may use a different professor or other faculty from your school as your second reference. *Please kindly note that letters of recommendation are not required, we only ask for the contact information of your references as stated above.


Completed applications are reviewed by The American Pavilion Selection Committee on a rolling basis. Candidates who meet all of the requirements for admission will be contacted for a telephone interview and notified of a decision on a first come, first served basis.

All completed applications received by December 7, 2018 will be considered Early Decision. Candidates are encouraged to apply early as the program can fill up quickly.

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Conditions of Acceptance

If accepted into the program, applicant has four days to confirm participation in the program. Failure to confirm acceptance may result in losing your place in the program.

If accepted Early Decision, a non-refundable payment of $1500 is due within two weeks of acceptance to hold your place in the program. An additional non-refundable payment of $1495 is due 30 days later.

If accepted General Admission, a non-refundable payment of $2995 due within two weeks of acceptance.

Failure to comply with the above stated conditions may result in forfeiting your place in the program.

Important Dates:

Early Decision Deadline: December 7, 2018
General Admission Deadline: June 14, 2019

Flight/Travel Arrangements:

If accepted to the Program, students are responsible for travel arrangements to and from Los Angeles.

Please note: The program is available to Los Angeles-based applicants who do not wish to participate in the housing and meals option, for $2495.

Program Fee: $2995, includes:

  • Eight nights of shared accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner each day
  • Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, The San Fernando Valley and beach media district
  • Panel discussions with industry professionals
  • Tours of entertainment industry businesses
  • Private studio tours
  • Sitcom taping
  • Career workshop
  • End of program networking party

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