Relativity School

Introduction

Relativity School is the first and only school of its kind created with a major Hollywood studio offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Film & Digital Content, Performing Arts and Art & Media. It’s an education where cross-disciplinary collaboration isn’t the exception, it’s the everyday. Where groundbreaking ideas aren’t just be embraced, they’re expected. And where creating transformational content is king. We offer degree programs developed in conjunction with industry leaders, taught by working professionals and operated from an active production studio. Relativity School is a training ground for talent. A prep-school for Hollywood success. And a workout room for the red carpet. For those with the passion and perseverance, it’s a real world opportunity in the unreal world of Hollywood.

Our Mission

To shape the entertainment professionals of tomorrow by fostering an educational experience rooted in collaboration and innovation. We seek to inspire students to excellence in a project-oriented learning environment designed to unleash the imagination and bring creative ideas to fruition under the mentorship of industry professionals. At the crossroads of art and commerce, we wish to train our students to think like entrepreneurs. We challenge them to embrace the rapidly changing technological landscape that shapes the future of entertainment. We ask them to think critically, solve problems, and deliver their ideas to the world with integrity using available social and digital platforms. We rejoice in freedom of thought while nurturing the confidence required in expressing those thoughts.

Core Values

Our core values are the fundamental beliefs of our organization. At the core of our mission is an educational experience rooted in collaboration, innovation and designed to unleash the imagination under thoughtfully guided mentorship. Through our Team-and-Mentor approach, our educational experience does not stop at mastery of the craft—but begins there.

  1. We provide the highest quality education available in film, media and visual/performing arts. We believe that a successful life in the arts is a combination of training, talent and new ideas. We crave passion and creativity. We celebrate entrepreneurial spirit, story-telling bravery and the unrelenting desire to succeed. We define success as integrity, commitment, joy, teamwork and personal development. We have the highest standards for our faculty, our staff, and our students to fulfill this paradigm.
  2. We foster extraordinary student/faculty experiences. We strive to exceed expectations of the educational arena. We know that by championing everyone in our organization that we can change the world and create a legacy that improves the lives of those who invest in our vision of outstanding, next-generation artists. We celebrate the symbiotic relationship between quality content and a dedicated audience. We encourage interactive dialogues and opportunities between the current leaders in the entertainment industry and the students for which we provide training.
  3. We believe in the possibility of life balance. We live who we are. We love what we do. Our success is measured by the success of our students, our staff, our faculty and ourselves. In our world, art is life and life is art. We honor the journey and do what it takes to balance the practical world with our educational vision. We want our training programs to be the place where life long relationships are kindled and built to last.
  4. We support unleashed creativity & human development. Our shared fate is only as good as the people on our team and in our school. We believe that everyone must be open to learning at all times. We strive to create a safe environment where motivation, resource management and mentorship can empower unlimited outcomes. We believe in structured feedback, open door accessibility, voice equality, public appreciation, generous spirit and transparent company objectives. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. Period.
  5. We empower legacy & outreach. We create partnerships, events and projects that improve the world around us. We encourage students, faculty, staff and our supporters to get involved with communities that can benefit from interaction with our organization. We choose to make a difference in the world with our creative gifts. Additionally, we respect our environment and reduce, reuse, and recycle our waste wherever and whenever we can.
  6. We never settle. Our daily mantra involves making everyone, everything and every place we encounter better than the day before. We are committed to recalibration, reevaluation and revelry. We do not allow “problems,” only “challenges.” As the world changes, so will we to allow for new excitements. We are not afraid to try new ideas and concepts. Our success is and will always be non-negotiable.

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Bachelor (BFA) Acting for Film and TV

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

Our acting program is an intensive program combined with an exclusive business, entrepreneurship and general education core created in collaboration with our movie studio partner. Students earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree over the course of eight semesters while powerfully preparing for success in the professional entertainment industry. [+]

Our acting program is an intensive program combined with an exclusive business, entrepreneurship and general education core created in collaboration with our movie studio partner. Students earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree over the course of eight semesters while powerfully preparing for success in the professional entertainment industry. Additionally, Relativity School empowers all students to develop original digital content such as online channels, web series and interactive performances while fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in exclusive Collaboration Labs with industry mentors. Acting students take comprehensive sequences in acting, voice and speech, movement, camera technique, combat training, and business. Faculty is comprised of industry professionals and leaders who are passionate about craft, discipline, professionalism and artistic excellence. In addition to programmed course projects, all students have the opportunity to audition for annually programmed productions including an annual fall play, an annual spring musical, student films, scene presentations and more. Students Who Complete This Program... Are powerfully prepared pursue a professional acting career in film, television and theatre as an entrepreneur with artistic sensitivity, creativity, and integrity. Identify and illustrate the collaborative relationship between the actor, text and audience in a range of social contexts, historical periods, performance styles and cultures. Demonstrate professionalism, strong work ethic and readiness for the business demands of a career in the entertainment industry with practical entrepreneurship skills for producing their own work. Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology, artistic sensitivity, creativity, and integrity. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Acting musical theatre

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

Our acting program with a concentration in musical theatre offers students a cross-disciplinary training in acting for film and television combined with conservatory-style training in vocal performance, musicianship, dance and Broadway-level performance techniques for contemporary musical theatre. [+]

Our acting program with a concentration in musical theatre offers students a cross-disciplinary training in acting for film and television combined with conservatory-style training in vocal performance, musicianship, dance and Broadway-level performance techniques for contemporary musical theatre. The BFA in Acting program is an intensive program combined with an exclusive business, entrepreneurship and a general education core created in collaboration with our movie studio partner. Acting students take comprehensive sequences in acting, voice and speech, movement, camera technique, combat training, and business. Students choosing a concentration in Musical Theatre will have unparalleled opportunities to work on world premieres and new projects including both stage productions and original movie musicals. Additionally, Relativity School empowers all students to develop original digital content such as online channels, web series and interactive performances while fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in exclusive Collaboration Labs with industry mentors. In addition to programmed course projects, all students have the opportunity to audition for annually programmed productions including an annual fall play, an annual spring musical, student films, scene presentations and more. Students Who Complete This Program... Are powerfully prepared pursue a professional career in musical theatre as well as in film, television and digital media production as an entrepreneur with artistic sensitivity, creativity, and integrity. Identify and illustrate musical storytelling in all genres and mediums including the professional stage, television, film, online short-form content and commercial media applications. Demonstrate professionalism, strong work ethic and readiness for the business demands of a career in the entertainment industry with practical entrepreneurship skills for producing their own work. Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology, artistic sensitivity, creativity, and integrity. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Commercial Dance

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

The commerical dance program at Relativity School is a comprehensive, integrated approach to the professional dance world for stage, film and television opportunites. Dance styles and master classes with the industry’s top choreographers cover hip/hop, ballet, jazz, world cultural dance, tap, contemporary, modern and more. [+]

The commerical dance program at Relativity School is a comprehensive, integrated approach to the professional dance world for stage, film and television opportunites. Dance styles and master classes with the industry’s top choreographers cover hip/hop, ballet, jazz, world cultural dance, tap, contemporary, modern and more. Relativity School’s exclusive commercial dance course sequence includes training in circus arts, dance geography, injury prevention, technical theatre production, iconic choreographers and dance history. The acting core component trains Commercial Dance students for success on stage and screen with coursework in acting, voice and speech, improvisation, camera technique, scene study and character development. A business course sequence and collaborative digital content make this program truly one-of-a-kind for anyone wishing to create a long, diversified career in Commercial Dance. Commerical dance students rehearse and take class on a state-of-the-art campus located at LA Center Studios, a 20-acre production lot for film and television that houses production for shows like Mad Men, Californication and Hannibal, Drunk History, and Medium. Additionally, Relativity School empowers all students to develop original digital content such as online channels, web series and interactive performances while fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in exclusive Collaboration Labs with industry mentors. Students Who Complete This Program... Are powerfully prepared pursue a professional career in commercial dance including stage, film, television as an entrepreneur with artistic sensitivity, creativity, and integrity. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of dance history, genre, style in a variety of applications with technical proficiency, professional vocabulary and artistic expressiveness. Possess a well-rounded proficiency in acting craft for both on-camera and stage including script analysis and the relationship between actor, text and audience. Explore narrative technique and strategies to support the creative bridges in commercial dance across all applications including live performance, digital content and integrated opportunities. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Digital Media Concentration

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

Digital media and technology are the driving forces behind new developments across business segments today. The need for talented and well-trained designers with extensive programming training is in high demand. Relativity’s Digital Media concentration prepares students for the engaging field of multimedia. [+]

Digital media and technology are the driving forces behind new developments across business segments today. The need for talented and well-trained designers with extensive programming training is in high demand. Relativity’s Digital Media concentration prepares students for the engaging field of multimedia. Offering a foundation for a broad understanding of digital media, the concentration stresses the aesthetics of design and effective technology for the engaging, interactive experience. Students will learn visual and technical skills, such as design principles, digital art creation, sound, animation, and programming, to create interactive projects in the digital environment. Students Who Complete This Program... Develop common design principles for making well-informed and styled decisions in the design of user interfaces. Demonstrate proficient use of procedural or interactive mechanisms to create effective animation. Develop a digital portfolio that shows a comprehensive understanding and proficiency in combining media and utilizing interactive techniques. Master a visual and verbal vocabulary that enables students to articulate powerful design and to read, write, evaluate, and implement programming languages. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Film + Digital Content - Directing

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

The Film + Digital Content program at Relativity School features an exclusive business, entrepreneurship and a general education core created in collaboration with Hollywood studio executives and industry experts with a holistic approach to film production, entrepreneurship and original content creation. [+]

The Film + Digital Content program at Relativity School features an exclusive business, entrepreneurship and a general education core created in collaboration with Hollywood studio executives and industry experts with a holistic approach to film production, entrepreneurship and original content creation. Our students are immersed in screenwriting, directing, sound design, cinematography, producing, pre-production, and post-production through an intensive series of collaborative and mentored projects designed to facilitate compelling, professional digital content. Directing students also complete advanced studies in directing, script-to-screen and all areas of post production while concurrently producing their capstone directing project. All final short film projects at Relativity School are mentored by industry professionals—who personally advise each student—from initial concept through final screening. Relativity School offers numerous online platforms through our movie studio partnership for selected digital content created by our Directing majors to have their work featured to a large global audience as well as exclusive studio internships only available to Relativity School students. Students Who Complete This Program... Are powerfully prepared pursue a professional career in film, television and digital media production as an entrepreneur with artistic sensitivity, creativity, and integrity. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of visual storytelling, structure, technology and professional film production skills with a creative portfolio of original digital content. Master the command of the various team functions and roles in film, television and commercial production with professional best practices. Explore a deeper study in Directing that includes style, aesthetics, working with actors, set etiquette, script development and project management skills. Careers You can do more with a degree in Directing than just direct Movies, TV Shows, and Commercials. You could also choose camera angles and actions as a Cinematographer. Decide the look of every background and set piece as an Art Director. Arrange scenes to tell stories in the most dramatic way as an Editor. Or heighten the cinematic experience with audio effects as a Sound Designer. A Directing degree is a path to all these incredible careers, as well as Creative Director, Digital Content Director, Broadcast/News director, and more. Make the most of your unique creative vision with a degree in Directing. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Film + Digital Content - Documentary Film

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

Documentary Film students pursue advanced studies in applied studies in postproduction, documentary form, research, ethics and methodologies while developing and producing their capstone documentary project. [+]

The Film + Digital Content program at Relativity School features an exclusive curriculum created in collaboration with Hollywood studio executives and industry experts with a holistic approach to film production, entrepreneurship and original content creation. Our students are immersed in screenwriting, directing, sound design, cinematography, producing, pre-production, and post-production through an intensive series of collaborative and mentored projects designed to facilitate compelling, professional digital content. Documentary Film students pursue advanced studies in applied studies in postproduction, documentary form, research, ethics and methodologies while developing and producing their capstone documentary project. All final short film projects at Relativity School are mentored by industry professionals—who personally advise each student—from initial concept through final screening. Relativity School offers numerous online platforms through our movie studio partnership for selected digital content created by our Directing majors to have their work featured to a large global audience as well as exclusive studio internships only available to Relativity School students. Students Who Complete This Program... Are powerfully prepared pursue a professional career in film, television and digital media production as an entrepreneur with artistic sensitivity, creativity, and integrity. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of visual storytelling, structure, technology and professional film production skills with a creative portfolio of original digital content. Master the command of the various team functions and roles in film, television and commercial production with professional best practices. Explore a deeper study in Documentary Film that includes narrative technique and strategies specific to documentary form as well as research, ethics and methodologies integral to the genre. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Film + Digital Content - Producing

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

The Film + Digital Content program at Relativity School features an exclusive curriculum created in collaboration with Hollywood studio executives and industry experts with a holistic approach to film production, entrepreneurship and original content creation. [+]

The Film + Digital Content program at Relativity School features an exclusive curriculum created in collaboration with Hollywood studio executives and industry experts with a holistic approach to film production, entrepreneurship and original content creation. Our students are immersed in screenwriting, directing, sound design, cinematography, producing, pre-production, and post-production through an intensive series of collaborative and mentored projects designed to facilitate compelling, professional digital content. Producing students also complete advanced studies in writing for television, original web series, new media, advanced script revision as well as a develop a television series idea including the pilot and series bible. All final short film projects at Relativity School are mentored by industry professionals—who personally advise each student—from initial concept through final screening. Relativity School offers numerous online platforms through our movie studio partnership for selected digital content created by our Producing majors to have their work featured to a large global audience as well as exclusive studio internships only available to Relativity School students. Students Who Complete This Program... Are powerfully prepared to pursue a professional career in film, television and digital media production as an entrepreneur with artistic sensitivity, creativity, and integrity. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of visual storytelling, structure, technology and professional film production skills with a creative portfolio of original digital content. Master the command of the various team functions and roles in film, television and commercial production with professional best practices. Explore a deeper study in Producing that includes independent film financing, distribution, featured case studies, low-budget film production and the Producer’s Perspective. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Film + Digital Content - Screenwriting

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

The Film + Digital Content program at Relativity School features an exclusive curriculum created in collaboration with Hollywood studio executives and industry experts with a holistic approach to film production, entrepreneurship and original content creation. [+]

The Film + Digital Content program at Relativity School features an exclusive curriculum created in collaboration with Hollywood studio executives and industry experts with a holistic approach to film production, entrepreneurship and original content creation. Our students are immersed in screenwriting, directing, sound design, cinematography, producing, pre-production, and post-production through an intensive series of collaborative and mentored projects designed to facilitate compelling, professional digital content. Screenwriting students also complete advanced studies in writing for television, original web series, new media, advanced script revision as well as a develop a television series idea including the pilot and series bible. All final short film projects at Relativity School are mentored by industry professionals—who personally advise each student—from initial concept through final screening. Relativity School offers numerous online platforms through our movie studio partnership for selected digital content created by our Screenwriting majors to have their work featured to a large global audience as well as exclusive studio internships only available to Relativity School students. Students Who Complete This Program... Are powerfully prepared pursue a professional career in film, television and digital media production as an entrepreneur with artistic sensitivity, creativity, and integrity. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of visual storytelling, structure, technology and professional film production skills with a creative portfolio of original digital content. Master the command of the various team functions and roles in film, television and commercial production with professional best practices. Explore a deeper study in Screenwriting that includes digital content, transmedia narrative and advanced revision techniques while applying advanced writing skills in both craft and creativity. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Graphic Design Concentration

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

Students learn to deliver a message creatively that informs, persuades, inspires, entertains, and motivates the viewer to react. Graphic designers are an essential component in the changing landscape of marketing and emerging technologies; they are the creative link between the product or service and the audience. [+]

Students learn to deliver a message creatively that informs, persuades, inspires, entertains, and motivates the viewer to react. Graphic designers are an essential component in the changing landscape of marketing and emerging technologies; they are the creative link between the product or service and the audience. A graphic designer works in multiple tiers of design products from corporate identity, packaging, and interface design to mobile and web based-interactive design. Relativity’s curriculum provides students with an educational environment that replicates the atmosphere of a real-world design studio, design department, or advertising agency. It also stresses the importance of developing an entrepreneurial flare for today’s market where opportunities are created not offered. Students who complete this program will: Master the tools and technology for the Graphic Designer’s role in the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual communication. Investigate and synthesize the customer needs of marketing, manufacturing, and servicing and reconcile these needs to the user in terms of satisfaction, aesthetics, value and results. Professionally communicate concepts to key team members such as designers, colleagues, suppliers, manufacturers and clients. Explore the rich history of design and the relevance of history, theory, and criticism from the perspective of modern design. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Visual Communications Concentration

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Los Angeles

Relativity’s Visual Communications concentration provides students with the opportunity to develop their image-making skills to the highest level. Students are exposed to challenging projects and encouraged to work through problems with real-world expectations and results. [+]

Relativity’s Visual Communications concentration provides students with the opportunity to develop their image-making skills to the highest level. Students are exposed to challenging projects and encouraged to work through problems with real-world expectations and results. Relativity’s Visual Communications concentration goes beyond illustration. Graduates are more than visual storytellers; they are designers, animators, character developers, interactive artists, and entrepreneurs. Students who complete this program will: Master the range of various tools available for the creation and reproduction of visual messages. Relevant tools and technologies include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, digital printing, computer generated imagery, animation, and photography. Cultivate the ability to place works of art/design into historical, cultural, religious, and stylistic contexts. Contribute to the cultural atmosphere of the community by displaying a personal aesthetic while respecting the aesthetics of others and integrate larger social context into image creation by developing a responsiveness to relevant aspects of daily life including: cultural, political, and economic influences. Demonstrate familiarity of historical achievements, current major issues, processes, and trends within the field. Cultivate the ability to place works of art/design into historical, cultural, religious, and stylistic contexts. [-]

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