The Bradley University Hollywood Semester offers the incredible opportunity to spend a semester in Los Angeles. Students LIVE in the beautiful fully-furnished AVA Apartments. Students STUDY specialized entertainment courses taught by industry professionals. Students INTERN in all areas of the entertainment industry. The goal of the Hollywood Semester is to provide Bradley University students with the opportunity to experience the working world of the entertainment industry, and to network with the people who make things happen in Hollywood. Through a combination of working internships with prominent entertainment focused companies, courses taught by working professionals, and guest lectures by notable industry experts, students gain the skills and contacts that will make a career in film, television, public relations, social media, art, pre-law, screenwriting, marketing, fashion, music, gaming, animation and others possible. In addition to the working internships, the Hollywood Semester provides opportunities throughout the semester to experience Los Angeles in many exciting ways through expeditions to industry related events. Every alumnus of the program returns to Hollywood with a real sense of where and what the jobs are, how to network, and how to present him or herself. The Hollywood Semester is now offering a mentorship program for every student to connect with a Bradley alumni who is living and working in Los Angeles. It is the goal of the program to translate theory into reality, to enable students to start their careers, and to offer real-world support as they begin their journeys into the world of entertainment.
The Bradley University Hollywood Semester is a Bradley sponsored academic program. There is no enrollment cap. All interested participants are enrolled as students of Bradley University earning 12 hours of Bradley academic credit. Bradley financial aid is applicable to the program costs of the Hollywood Semester. The Hollywood Semester program is open to all Bradley students in all majors.
Participants must hold junior or senior standing, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and approval by Bradley University faculty in student's major. The Hollywood Semester program is open for student participation each fall or spring semesters. Participants must also complete and pass a mandatory boot camp for the semester prior to their semester.