Your First Step Towards a Career in the Entertainment World
The mission of The Los Angeles Film School is to inspire students with an inventive method of education that concentrates on preparation for career opportunities in the entertainment industry. The school does this with a curriculum that integrates technical knowledge with artistic exploration and creativity, taught by a staff of passionate professionals. The school's education is delivered through reflective teaching methods and hands-on learning in the heart of Hollywood, the world's entertainment capital. Its programs are designed to immerse aspiring talent in industry practices and current technologies, enabling students to discover their individual voices through collaboration and realize their career goals in the entertainment industry.
What Students Will Learn
The Los Angeles Film School offers career-focused, accredited Bachelor and Associate of Science Degrees both on campus and online. Bachelor of Science degree programs include: Film Production, Animation, Entertainment Business, and Audio Production. Bachelor of Science degree programs Online include: Digital Filmmaking and Entertainment Business. Associate of Science degree programs include Film, Audio Procution, and Music Production. Students learn industry-current techniques from professionals whose credentials include GRAMMY awards, Oscar awards and working on films such as "The Kids Are Alright," "The Fighter," "The Lion King" and "Ice Age," as well as games like "Medal of Honor" and "Age of Empires." Students can also enjoy working with the industry-standard technology, including a fully-digital High Definition Dolby Surround, THX-Certified, RealD 3D Theatre.
Admissions & Financial Aid
The school's Student Success Teams in the Admissions Department will guide students through the enrollment process at The Los Angeles Film School. They are the main point of contact and are available to answer any questions that prospective students may have. They are also there to assist with the application process including getting students in touch with a financial aid adviser to find the perfect financial aid package.
As a VA-approved institution of higher learning, The Los Angeles Film School has a substantial community of military-affiliated students. The school's Military Services Department is committed to helping qualifying students obtain their Military Education Benefits. The Los Angeles Film School also has a dedicated Military Transition Team available to help veteran students with their transitions back to civilian life. We understand how important career re-training is to our military students. We facilitate invaluable veteran-specific events to help with just this. Veterans, reservists, or dependents may be eligible for educational benefits through a variety of programs to assist with earning degrees.
In addition to assisting with admissions, enrollment and securing a visa, our International Student Center provides tutoring, information about housing, the local area as well as career assistance. If you're studying online, you'll have access to our Media Center, tech support and career development.
Career development is a lifelong process -- and it begins when school starts! The keys to unlocking and managing a successful career in the entertainment industry are research, networking, preparation, professionalism, and the ability to stay current with industry practices and trends. The Career Development Department works in conjunction with students' education curricula to prepare them with interpersonal and professional skills, support their vocational goals, and help to bridge the gap between academia and the workplace.
Los Angeles Film School grads are truly making their marks in the entertainment industry. Recoding alumnus Ari Levine has been nominated for a total of 7 Grammys, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Producer of the Year. Film grads Brian Taylor and Kyle Newachek can boast about their careers, which include credits for movies like "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," "Crank" and "Crank 2," and TV shows "Workaholics" and "Community." Computer Animation grads are experiencing success with their respective careers for creating video games like "Jack Powers: Bane of the Shadow King," available for play on Kongregate.com, and for working on sci-fi movies like "Return of the Killer Shrews." Check out all computer animation grad work on the school's YouTube channel.
The Los Angeles Film School has full-time, dedicated staff members available to facilitate local and long-distance transitions for enrolled and active students. The housing coordinator assists students in finding accommodations that fit a wide range of budgetary and lifestyle preferences, in addition to student roommate selection.
Students at The Los Angeles Film School enjoy an abundance of fun, entertaining, and networking events throughout the year. The 340-seat, THX-certified, RealD 3D Theatre attracts moviemakers from all over to screen their films. The school hosts exclusive screenings followed by Q&A's with directors, screenwriters, producers, actors and more! The Brain Lobby serves as an excellent gallery for student work during the annual Animation Smash and Game Bash for our Game and Animation students. In addition to Screenings and Film Festivals, The Los Angeles Film School hosts networking events on and off campus.
Professional Credentials & Memberships
The Los Angeles Film School is a private educational institution granted approval to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education under the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.
The Los Angeles Film School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is listed by the US Department of Education a recognized accrediting agency.
The Los Angeles Film School is approved for Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy and U.S. Government tuition assistance.
The Los Angeles Film School is part of the Service members Opportunity College Consortium (SOCC).
The Los Angeles Film School is an Avid-authorized training center.
Majors & Degrees
|Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Recording Arts Technology|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Other early decision plan||Not reported||Not reported|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported|
Tuition & Fees
Other Payment Considerations
|Guaranteed tuition plan offered||Yes|
|Tuition payment plans offered||Yes|