Emerson Los Angeles
With so many Emerson students and alumni working in the entertainment industry, Los Angeles is the perfect place for our West Coast home. Emerson Los Angeles (ELA), the College's experiential-based program, got a major facelift in early 2014. The building, located on Sunset Boulevard in Central Hollywood's historic studio district, is a LEED-certified facility encompassing over 100,000 square feet of space including student housing, classrooms, a common kitchen, a lounge area with large-screen televisions, performance and rehearsal studios with dance floors and professional lighting, a computer lab, study areas, a fitness facility/gym, a laundry room, staff offices, a three-level underground parking garage, retail space on street level, and an expansive park-like outdoor terrace on the fifth floor where students can cook out (as well as take photos with the Hollywood sign in the background).
Undergraduates can get real-life experience working in the entertainment industry through various internships—often working with famous alumni—and Professional Studies students can take courses in makeup artistry, entertainment law, and social marketing. There is also a multipurpose event space, audio post-production rooms, an executive screening room, editing rooms, a copy center and mailroom, and a long-distance learning center.
Emerson LA is only one of several options available to our students. You can find out more on our website.