CAS 396 L.A. Field Experience

CAS 396: Media Sandbox L.A. Field Experience creates networks between ComArtSci students and Spartan alumni in Los Angeles.

Sharing student’s feedback is the best way to explain the impact of this course. Media and Information student Ilene Gould says, “This is such an amazing class and program. I am so lucky to have been a part of it! It was extremely life-changing.”

Go behind the scenes of major media companies. Learn how Spartans found success in L.A. Plus, network with our amazing alumni who are creators, illustrators, writers, producers ... people who make media magic happen on a daily basis!

Questions? Contact Media Sandbox.

Student Application

Frequently asked questions

  • When are applications due?

    • Midnight on November 30

  • Do we meet on campus during Spring semester?

    • Yes, there are five mandatory meetings 

  • What are some companies we’ve visited in the past?

    • Fox Sports, L.A. Times, mOcean, Princess Cruises, AEG Live, Deutsch, Warner Bros., Netflix and others

Estimated fees for CAS 396

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  • Students pay tuition for the one-credit course. 
  • On top of tuition, we suggest students have approximately $2000 saved for L.A. This amount will be used for:
    • A flat rate for bus transportation in L.A. and a place to stay.
      • This group fee is split equally between all participants.
    • Transportation to California
      • Students reserve their own flights
    • Food and entertainment
      • Typically, activities are finished by 6:00 p.m. You have your evenings to explore the city!
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