Emerson Los Angeles: Continuing Coverage
Outdoor seating, organic food options, and staff who serve and bus tables do not come to mind when Emerson students think of a campus dining experience. But these are all true and notable attributes of the new Emerson Kitchen — the Board Bucks-friendly restaurant-cafe in the Los Angeles Center.
In its 26th year, Emerson Los Angeles finally has its own distinctive building at 5960 W. Sunset Blvd. with state-of-the-art technology and an eye-catching design.
The Los Angeles program has traditionally been considered a satellite semester with an internship. But during the second day of move-in, Bright describes his vision as one where Emerson gives back to the surrounding Hollywood community.
When Kevin Bright arrived at 99 Summer St., an Emerson office space, workers in the quiet area were well-aware of who had walked through the doors. With his dramatic rustlings of his long gray hair, and his loud, raspy voice, Bright livened up the place.
The set of popular sitcom Will & Grace will move from its current location in the Iwasaki Library to the college’s new Los Angeles center this semester, according to Kevin Bright, the center’s founding director.
Kevin Bright, an alumnus who was one of the original executive producers of the mega-hit TV show Friends, will lead the Los Angeles Center, set to open early next year.
Its own slogan proclaims itself to be “Hollywood’s sexiest scandal.” But now, a speakeasy located less than two miles away from Emerson’s forthcoming Los Angeles campus has caught the attention of college administrators.
A national search for administrators to fill positions at the Los Angeles Center is underway, as President M. Lee Pelton formed two committees to find a senior executive director and dean and a vice president of academic affairs.
Development of the course structure for the Los Angeles campus center has been completed and will be composed of programs for undergraduates, interns, graduate students, and professionals, according to President M. Lee Pelton.
"...we extend Emerson’s distinctive curricular footprint across an entire continent, from the shores of one ocean to the shores of another, confident in our capacity to take full advantage of what Los Angeles is and what it will be, a city of brilliant light and unending promise."
Nearly a decade after Emerson officials began planning a permanent satellite location here in the heart of Hollywood, more than 100 gathered Thursday beside the three-story deep ditch out of which will rise the college’s West Coast campus.
A social media-based overview of the Los Angeles campus groundbreaking. Emerson College President Lee Pelton, Henry Winkler '67, Antonio R. Villaraigosa, and other guests officially welcomed the college's new facility on March 8.
By next year, the scene will be replaced by building permits as Emerson College will begin construction on the Los Angeles campus center — dubbed ECLA — college officials said yesterday.