The Los Angeles Integrated Arts Program (LAIAP) offers an intensive curriculum centered around contemporary ideas, and features team-taught courses, directed fieldwork, collaborative projects, and timely immersion in and exposure to the current arts industry. In close collaboration with leading arts venues and working professionals in the field, Whittier College’s LAIAP delivers students a comprehensive interdisciplinary perspective on the integral role and impact of arts on society.
The LAIAP Spring Semester is a lock-step, co-hort program which requires enrollment and participation in each of the courses. This is an immersion semester, and the participants are expected to attend every class, of every course (without exception). Acceptance into this program is predicated on your understanding of its rigor and commitments. Tickets/admissions to L.A. Arts attractions, museums, and studios are included with the price of enrollment.
A key feature of the LAIAP semester is the opportunity for students to learn, dialogue, and network with arts leaders through on-campus workshops. These special workshops enable students to learn and develop practical career skills, refine their resume, and explore various career paths in arts and entertainment. Mentors have included recording artists, creative directors, screenwriters, producers, actors, designers, artistic directors, executives, public relations specialists, membership managers, managing directors, curators, museum directors, and film makers.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.