The Los Angeles Film School

Introduction

Located in the heart of Hollywood, The Los Angeles Film School has been serving the community and its students since 1999. This accredited, VA-approved institution offers career-focused Bachelor of Science degrees in Digital Filmmaking, Film, Graphic Design, Entertainment Business and Animation; as well as Associate of Science degrees in Music Production, Recording Arts and Film. Its facilities include the historic RCA Building, at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, and the school offers its students access to the same equipment used by industry professionals. The Hollywood Reporter called The Los Angeles Film School "one of the best-equipped private learning centers in the country."

The Los Angeles Film School's faculty of entertainment professionals has earned credits on a number of major motion pictures, video games and albums. Graduates of the school have worked on GRAMMY® and Oscar® nominated and awarded projects. Alumni have received awards at film festivals worldwide and engineered multi-platinum albums. "We exude nothing but pride when speaking of our graduates. Their many awards and accomplishments are the result of our students' hard work and dedication," states Diana Derycz-Kessler, President and CEO of The Los Angeles Film School.

For more information about The Los Angeles Film School, please visit: www.lafilm.edu or call 323.860.0789.

The Los Angeles Film School

OUR HISTORY

In the spring of 1999, a group of Hollywood professionals founded The Los Angeles Film School. Their goal was to establish an institution where industry veterans can share their knowledge of film production with a new generation of filmmakers. The Los Angeles Film School expanded its offerings in 2004 with the addition of the Los Angeles Recording School recording engineering certificate program. Today, the school offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in multiple disciplines across the entertainment and media industry, including animation, game, entertainment business, film, music production and recording arts.

OUR MISSION

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. We do this with a curriculum that integrates technical knowledge with artistic exploration and creativity, taught by a staff of industry professionals. Our education is delivered through reflective teaching methods and hands on learning in the heart of Hollywood, the world’s entertainment capital. Our programs are designed to immerse aspiring talent in industry practices and current technologies, enabling them to discover their individual voices through collaboration and realize their career goals in the entertainment industry.

OUR CAMPUS

The campus currently occupies over 250,000 square feet of space in the heart of Hollywood, California with instructional facilities located in the historic RCA building (6363 Sunset Boulevard), the iconic Ivar Theatre (1605 Ivar Avenue), the professional quality recording studios at the Los Angeles Recording School (6690 Sunset Boulevard), and the main headquarters at 6353 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA, 90028.

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Bachelor of Science in Animation

Campus Full time 36 months September 2017 USA Hollywood

From visual effects in movies to the graphics in video games, animation is about creating new worlds. True artists and illustrators at heart, our students are looking for a creative escape from the mundane to the fantastic. Armed with their imagination, they live an animated life. Our career-focused and accredited Bachelor of Science in Animation degree program is designed to teach you the art, techniques, and technology that professional animators use to turn their dreams into reality. [+]

From visual effects in movies to the graphics in video games, animation is about creating new worlds. True artists and illustrators at heart, our students are looking for a creative escape from the mundane to the fantastic. Armed with their imagination, they live an animated life. Our career-focused and accredited Bachelor of Science in Animation degree program is designed to teach you the art, techniques and technology that professional animators use to turn their dreams into reality. Program Description & Objectives (Visual Effects Concentration) The Bachelor of Science in Animation with a concentration in Visual Effects is designed to provide students with the 2D and 3D animation knowledge and skills needed to qualify for entry-level industry positions, including scene builders, character designers, technical directors, motion animators, visual effects animators, lighters and renderers. From storyboarding, sketching and modeling to character animation, special effects and final compositing; this degree program takes students through the entire production pipeline. The program starts by familiarizing students with the art concepts behind animation; drawing and other traditional forms of expression that are essential parts of getting art onto the computer. Students are then exposed to the basic principles behind computer-generated models, characters, animation and visual effects. By using the same hardware and software as professional animation studios, the skills needed for immediate success on the job are developed. In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, the curriculum helps students develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills that contribute to sustaining a long and productive professional career in the entertainment and media industry. Program Description & Objectives (Game Art Concentration) The Bachelor of Science in Animation with a concentration in Game Art is designed to provide students the knowledge and understanding of 3-D modeling, materials and textures, engine integration and animation needed to qualify for such entry-level positions in the game industry as prop artists, environment artists, character artists and animators. In addition to the degree program’s strong 3-D computer-graphics focus, students will build other skills in peripheral media and complete digital courses that will enhance their opportunities in related fields. The curriculum does more than just develop technical proficiency and creative skills; it also teaches critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills that contribute to sustaining a long and productive professional career in the entertainment and media industry. Program Requirements The Bachelor of Science in Animation with a concentration in Visual Effects and the Bachelor of Science in Animation with a concentration in Game Art are 120 credit hours and 36 months in length. Students must successfully complete all required coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business

Online & Campus Combined Full time 18 months September 2017 USA Hollywood

The Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business degree program is designed to teach students the fundamentals of business needed to qualify for entry-level industry positions. Students receive training in management, leadership, marketing, accounting, finance, intellectual property and other aspects of entertainment business. The degree is offered in two formats: a 32-month full course of study or an 18-month completion course designed for individuals who have already earned an Associate Degree from an accredited college. [+]

Become the artist behind the deal The Los Angeles Film School’s Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business degree program is offered in two formats: a 32-month full course of study or an 18-month completion course designed for individuals who have already earned an Associate Degree from an accredited college. Both programs offer robust academic courses to help you not only with the fundamentals of business and management principles, but fundamentally with how to become a hirable employee and launch your entertainment career. You’ll receive training in: Artist Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Intellectual Property and more! Both Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business degree programs are designed to teach students the fundamentals of business needed to qualify for entry-level industry positions. Students receive training in management, leadership, marketing, accounting, finance, intellectual property and other aspects of business. As the program evolves, students explore topics that are specific to the business of entertainment – artist management, distribution and more – providing insight into the inner workings of the industry. Throughout the degree program, students work in a professional, project-based environment, designed to recreate the challenges and opportunities typical in the world of entertainment business. Hybrid Online & Campus Courses In this degree program, students will take courses on campus and online. This hybrid degree format is designed to give students the benefits of both face-to-face and online learning formats. Having some in-person courses helps create an important social dynamic and sense of connection among students and faculty, while online courses decrease the amount of scheduled class time and commuting time for students. Other benefits of the hybrid learning format include: Greater scheduling flexibility for working and commuting students More opportunities to interact with course materials and resources, leading to greater engagement and enhanced opportunities for success Higher-quality peer interaction Skills in communicating effectively in multiple modes Program Requirements The Entertainment Business Completion Bachelor Degree is 60 credit hours and 18 months in length. The Entertainment Business Full Bachelor Degree is 120 credit hours and 32 months in length. Students must complete all required program coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Film

Campus Full time 36 months September 2017 USA Hollywood

The Bachelor of Science in Film program is designed to provide students with not only knowledge and understanding of film theory, but also hands-on experience in the skills and craft needed to qualify for entry-level industry positions. Graduates are trained to work as independent filmmakers, production assistants, editors, sound designers, assistant directors, unit production managers, art directors, video editors, lighting technicians, director’s assistants, dialogue editors and a variety of other positions in the film and video industry. [+]

Hands-on education At our school you learn filmmaking by actually making films. Our programs are built around actual industry workflow. Teachers step off the set to the front of the classroom to give you an immersive education you just can’t get out of a textbook. We want to provide you with a focused knowledge and understanding of film theory and the craft needed to enter the entertainment industry and hit the ground running. You’ll receive training in: Film Theory • Production • Storyboarding • Cinematography • Directing • Editing • Post Production and more! The Bachelor of Science in Film program is designed to provide students with not only knowledge and understanding of film theory, but also hands-on experience in the skills and craft needed to qualify for entry-level industry positions. Graduates are trained to work as independent filmmakers, production assistants, editors, sound designers, assistant directors, unit production managers, art directors, video editors, lighting technicians, director’s assistants, dialogue editors and a variety of other positions in the film and video industry. This program will also help develop team building skills necessary for the film industry. There are four degree tracks offered in the bachelor’s program: Production, Cinematography, Directing/Screenwriting and Production Design. Students will work with a faculty mentor to select the degree track that best fits their skills, talents and professional goals. In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, the curriculum teaches students the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills that are necessary to starting and sustaining a long and productive professional career in the entertainment and media industry. Program Requirements The Bachelor of Science in Film Production program is 120 credit hours and 36 months in length. Students must successfully complete all required coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. [-]

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Contact

The Los Angeles Film School

Address Sunset Boulevard 6363
Los Angeles 90028, United States
Website http://www.lafilm.edu/
Phone +1 323-860-0789