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  • Locations: Los Angeles, United States
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • Budget Sheets: Spring
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Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Carolyn Covalt Minimum Class Level: Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7 Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 4 course credits/semester
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Arts & Humanities, Arts and Media, Creative Writing, Dance, Documentary Studies, English, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Markets and Management Studies, Music, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theater Studies Duke Administered Program?: Yes
Program Description:
Duke in Los Angeles is a Spring semester domestic program, based at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California.  Duke and non-Duke students are invited to apply.  This is an intensive academic and pre-professional program worth four full Duke credits upon successful completion.  The 15-hour-per week internship with a business, agency or organization of the student's choice counts as one of the courses.  Students interested in film, television, or art production, or business; the music industry; media journalism; entertainment law; arts or museum administration, public arts; or cultural studies can benefit from the program.

The program's enhanced academic focus continues to include film industry and production, which have been the core of the program in the past, and will now also introduce issues of: the globalized city, architecture and urbanism, contemporary art, experimental arts, activism, radical popular culture, visual studies and global south debates, as well as the rich cultural life of Asian, Latino/a, African-American, and other communities in Los Angeles.

In addition to the program coursework, the Duke in L.A. experience includes field trips to notable events and locations in Los Angeles, and the opportunity to make connections with people in the field.  Student-selected courses offered by USC complete the semester.

Duke in L.A. provides an excellent opportunity to begin a professional career in the industry as you further your academic career at Duke. For more program specific information, please visit the Duke in L.A. webpage: https://globaled.duke.edu/programs/LA.