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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description
Please note: this program has been cancelled as an in-person course for Post-Spring 2020. 
However, you may still participate remotely and earn the three credits for this program.  ASU Film Spark will be presenting the course online via Zoom.  And Film Spark is going to cover your program fee, so there is no longer a cost for you to attend! Your next step is to officially enroll in the course via this link, and stay tuned to your email for instructions on how to participate in a brief pre-orientation Zoom session at the beginning of May.  Space is limited to 20 students, and students who have already committed to the program will receive priority consideration.




The Film Career Boot Camp is a career acceleration course offered to current ASU students, ASU alumni, and ASU Continuing Education students pursuing careers in the entertainment business. The seven-day program, held at the ASU California Center in Santa Monica, is designed to help students develop the professional attributes specific to and necessary for advancing in the industry. The program is run and taught by successful industry veterans - many ASU alums - who are committed to helping students take their first steps into their professional lives.

Quick Facts

  • May 17 - 23 in Los Angeles, CA

  • Learn the entertainment industry from working Hollywood professionals 

  • Earn 3 credits!

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.




Location Details

The entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles hosts the most global film and television production companies in the world. The ASU California Center is located in Santa Monica, just seven blocks from the Pacific Ocean.

Eligibility Requirements

  • GPA of 2.0
  • Open to all majors
  • Strong interest in entering the entertainment industry is highly encouraged


Students will enroll in the following course during the Spring registration period for a total of three credits:
  • FMP 394: Film School Boot Camp (3 credits)*

*Please note that this course counts towards your Spring semester load.  If registering for this course will put you in a course-overload situation, you will need to speak with your academic advisor for an override.   

Course Format

Students will enroll in the stand-alone course during Spring 2020 for three credits. The course will be taught with in-person meetings at the ASU California Center in Santa Monica, CA from May 17 - 23, 2020.

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Faculty Directors

Adam Collis
Film Spark Director
Professor of Practice
School of Film, Dance, & Theatre
Phone: 424-238-0282
Jen Burke
Manager of Film Spark
School of Film, Dance, & Theatre
Phone: 602-829-6187

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Santa Monica Pier

Program Housing

Students will stay at a hotel located in Santa Monica just minutes away from the ASU California Center and Pacific Ocean.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States.  The ASU California Center provides accessibility to student with disabilities.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.  

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Post-Spring 2020 is $2,520.

Program Fee includes: Housing, on-site activities, and ASU faculty support. Not included: Tuition for the three-credit course, personal expenses, and miscellaneous items. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Post-Spring 2019 cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.


Funding Your Program

Participating in a Domestic Global Learning (DGL) program is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Office Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Opportunities for Funding

  • ASU Tuition Waiver may be applied on this program to cover the tuition associated with this program.  The ASU Tuition Waiver cannot be used to subsidize the posted program fee.


Links to Additional Resources

*The ASU Study Abroad Office does not officially endorse, administer or monitor the content of these links.

Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Post-Spring 2020 03/29/2020
Rolling Admission 05/17/2020 05/23/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.