The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) started with the intention to fulfil a need in the community by offering figurative classes that would be taught by professional and skilled artists. In no time, the academy built a strong reputation as a learning institution for foundational training that has expanded in providing accredited BFA Degrees and Atelier Certificates in Fine Art and Entertainment Art. The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art is recognized as one of the few and premier institutions imparting time-honored skills praised by contemporary figurative and entertainment artists. The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art remains committed to providing the community with a place of learning where students can pursue their artistic goals and thrive in their art education in our full-time or continuing education programs.
Our illustrious faculty comprises professional fine and entertainment artists who share their wisdom, passion, and expertise with each student. Our dedicated staff will go above and beyond to anticipate the students’ needs to ensure that their experience at the academy is rewarding.
The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art’s ability to offer affordable, low-cost tuition programs and provide its students with an intimate, unique, and progressive atmosphere makes the academy a preferred art education choice.
Since The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art is located in Los Angeles County, our students can explore the many fine art districts, theatres, galleries, museums, and large commercial and small independent entertainment and design studios.
The academy has been selected as one of the Top 10 Best Art Schools in the World by the well-respected art publication, American Artist Magazine.
The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art has an “Institutional Approval” to operate, granted by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), a division of the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs (www.bppe.ca.gov). In addition, LAAFA’s full-time Degree and Certificate Programs are approved by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).