INNOV8 Hollywood operates on one simple philosophy: to provide high-quality, uniquely tailored academic programs and cultural immersion experiences for international study abroad students. 


INNOV8 Hollywood provides comprehensive support through each step of the study abroad experience, from the beginning of the application process to the students’ return to their home countries. 


While many study aboard programs place international students in the back of a classroom where they merely observe a course already in progress, INNOV8 Hollywood puts the complete focus on the needs of our study abroad participants. In addition to valuable interaction with American students, the international participants will gain practical skills that will both enhance their employability and enrich their media education – right in the heart of Hollywood! 

A study abroad trip with INNOV8 Hollywood is more than just an academic experience — it’s a life experience!  Unlike other programs, we connect students with established industry professionals who will share invaluable, practical skills culled from many years of working on real-world industry projects. These professionals have spent time in the trenches and understand the inner workings of the Hollywood system. 


Our team of educators will teach our study abroad students how to create cutting-edge IP like Hollywood insiders — based on transmedia principles unique to the American entertainment model — while simultaneously tailoring these concepts to meet the specific and idiosyncratic needs of the industry in the students’ home countries. 


INNOV8 Hollywood offers a beautiful balance of academics, industry practicality, and cultural immersion — setting a new standard for short term, study-abroad programs.


As a partner with the Los Angeles Film Studies Center — an institution that has specialized in study-abroad programs for nearly 20-years — INNOV8 Hollywood will give students access to a full range of resources that are the hallmark of a true Hollywood immersion. Students will enjoy hands-on experience as they learn and explore with industry professionals, American students, and our nurturing INNOV8 Hollywood faculty.


With the rapid changes in technology, hyper-connectivity, and audience behavior, new strategies to create and deploy various forms of entertainment are constantly being introduced within today’s media landscape. The heart of INNOV8 Hollywood’s curriculum explores bold new strategies, while it arms students with a cutting-edge approach to 21st century entertainment design.  


Whether it’s Film Production, Screenwriting, Acting, Modeling, Large-Scale IP Development, or International Business, INNOV8 Hollywood will prepare all of its study abroad students for today’s industry, giving them the competitive edge that will place them well ahead of the competition in their countries of origin.



Film Production explores the technical aspects of Visual Storytelling and the Filmmaking Process, such as Cinematic Grammar, Camera Operation, Lens Choice, Formatting, Lighting, and Editing, as well as various methods related to Composition and Subject Modeling in order to tell stories in effective ways. Additionally, this track will cover American Filmmaking Ideology, Semiotics and Signification, Mise-en-Scene, Hollywood Film Style, the significance and characteristics of Film Form, Narrative Structure and POV, and Introduction to Genre.


Screenwriting for Film and Television analyzes American Film and Television Screenplay Structure, Narrative Dramatic Strategies, Script Formatting, and the fundamentals of Visual Storytelling. Through practical exercises and workshopping sessions, students will create original material while navigating the various stages of the screenwriting process.


Music Production and Songwriting will introduce students to the uses, concepts, techniques, and terminology of computing through music applications.  Additionally, students will learn the American songwriting and production techniques needed in today’s marketplace.