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Los Angeles Film Studies (LAFS)
Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

LAFS 2103   Introduction To Film Making
An introduction to the theory and practice of motion picture film making. Topics include film making equipment; converting ideas to images; the film making process; and the use of lighting, editing, and sound in film. Students make several short Super 8 mm films and digital video films that manifest their faith in content and process.

This LAFS course is only offered through the Los Angeles Film Studies Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 3.

LAFS 3101   Hollywood Symposium
A series of lecture/discussions focused on the development and integration of a Christian worldview as it relates to the Hollywood entertainment industry. Students are expected to engage in interactive events, as well as submit summary papers. Topics include "a theology of Hollywood," "Ethics in the Entertainment Business," "Practicing Christianity in Hollywood." Topics may change from semester to semester.

This LAFS course is only offered through the Los Angeles Film Studies Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 1.

LAFS 3203   Faith, Film And Film In Culture
A survey of film and the film industry which highlights film's influence on, and reflection of, American culture. Particular emphasis will be placed on Christian perspectives of culture and will include a survey of religious subject matter and cultural values as presented in selected films.

This LAFS course is only offered through the Los Angeles Film Studies Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 3.

LAFS 3303   Acting in Hollywood
An introduction to the practice and process of acting in the Hollywood entertainment arena. Topics include the role of agents, managers, casting directors, and unions; equity waiver theatres and showcases; photos and resumes; and an exploration of the audition process used for commercials, live theatre, film, and television. The class will provide a limited number of both off and on camera acting exercises. Attention will also be given to the unique role and demands that the acting profession places on the Christian actor. Class 3.

LAFS 4926   Internship: Inside Hollywood
Students participate in a nonpaying internship experience in some aspect of the Hollywood film or television industry. Students work 20 to 24 hours a week throughout the length of the semester. Orientation to the internship includes an overview of the creative and operational aspects of the Hollywood entertainment business, including the Christian's role in working therein.

This LAFS course is only offered through the Los Angeles Film Studies Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 6.

LAFS 4993   Special Topics
Special courses or topics such as screen writing or film production.

This LAFS course is only offered through the Los Angeles Film Studies Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 3.