Q. What do I need to do to be considered for admission to The Los Angeles Film School?
A. You must have a standard High School diploma or GED from a recognized and accredited school to begin a degree program at The Los Angeles Film School.
Q. How do I start the application process?
A. The first step in the enrollment process is to schedule an interview with an Admissions Representative. This will give you the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have, and, most importantly, to determine whether The Los Angeles Film School is right for you. Once you’ve decided to enroll, you will need to fill out an application and pay the $75 application fee.
Q. Where do I mail my application?
A. You can mail your transcripts and other enrollment documents to: The Los Angeles Film School, ATTN: Admissions Department, 6353 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.
Q. Do you offer daily tours of the school?
A. Yes, prospective students may schedule tours Monday through Friday, at 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM and *6:00 PM (*no 6:00 PM tours on Fridays). Please call the admissions department at 877-9LA-FILM to schedule your tour.
Q. When does the next semester start?
A. The Los Angeles Film School has various start dates throughout the year. Please contact an Admissions Representative at 877-9LA-FILM to discuss which option is best for you.
Q. Can I apply for individual courses?
A. As a general rule, The Los Angeles Film School does not offer individual online courses, as each course in the program builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses. Please contact Admissions at 877-9LA-FILM for more information.
Q. Will my AP/IB credits transfer to The Los Angeles Film School?
A. If you participated in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs in high school and have taken the national exams, you may be eligible to have your score reviewed for The Los Angeles Film School transfer credit. For more information, please contact your Admissions Representative at 877-9LA-FILM.
Q. Can I transfer credits from another school to The Los Angeles Film School?
A. For more information, please contact your Admissions Representative at 877-9LA-FILM. All official transcripts should be mailed to The Los Angeles Film School, ATTN: Admissions Department, 6353 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA, 90028.
Q. Can I transfer credits from The Los Angeles Film School to other colleges?
A. Your Los Angeles Film School credits may transfer, but it is at the discretion of the receiving school to determine the credits they choose to accept. You will need to contact the school to which you wish to transfer.
Q. I have more questions about Admissions. How can I learn more?
A. You can contact The Los Angeles Film School’s Admissions Department at: at 877-9LA-FILM. Admissions representatives are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm PST.
Q. Is on/off campus housing designated for LAFS?
A. No. The Housing Department can provide students with housing options based on budget and preferences.
Q. Is housing cost covered by tuition?
A. No. Housing is a completely separate expense.
Q. What can I expect rental pricing in Hollywood to look like?
A. A basic studio apartment in the Hollywood area usually starts at $800 per month.
A. A basic 1-bedroom apartment in the Hollywood area usually starts at $1100 per month.
A. A basic 2-bedroom apartment in the Hollywood area usually starts at $1550 per month.
A. A basic 3-bedroom apartment in the Hollywood area usually starts at $2200 per month.
Q. Does rent include all of the utilities?
A. No. In the majority of apartment complexes, the landlord covers the water and trash pickup. There are a few buildings that require the tenants to cover all utilities including the water, hot water, and trash pickup. But there are also some older complexes that will cover most utilities (e.g. water, hot water, trash, electric, gas). Tenants usually have to pay for gas and electric separately, unless otherwise mentioned.
Q. Do the apartments come furnished?
A. No. The majority of apartments do not come furnished. Some apartments can be furnished for an additional monthly fee.
Q. I do not have any credit history, how can I rent an apartment?
A. Most apartments accept co-signers/guarantors with good credit and no apartment evictions.
Q. I need a roommate but I don’t know anyone. How can I find other students looking for roommates?
A. The Housing Department emails a weekly roommate list that will show all the enrolled and active students seeking roommates.
A. Listing for local rooms-for-rent and apartment listings are also sent out with the roommate list each Thursday.
Q. I want to sign up for the roommate list, but what if I get paired up with a roommate I don’t like?
A. The Housing Department does not pair up any students. We provided you with roommate options and you choose the person(s) with whom you are comfortable.