We prepare the next generation of creative professionals for a future in the entertainment industry, with degrees in Animation, Audio, Entertainment Business, Film, Graphic Design, Media Communications, Music Production, and Writing for Film & TV.

ANIMATION
Animation Degree

Animation is one of the most in-demand career fields in the entertainment industry. Choose your path either online or on campus and learn the same technology and techniques that expert digital artists use in the industry.

AUDIO PRODUCTION
Animation Degree

Dive into the audio production world and start learning mixing techniques, Avid Pro Tools, live-sound production and more. Throughout the program, you’ll train on our analog and digital consoles in professional recording studios.

ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS
Entertainment Business Online

Entertainment + Business. The greatest merger of all time. Learn the fundamentals of business and management through a broad range of academic courses focused on the entertainment industry.

FILM
Film Degree

Do you dream of creating a motion picture legacy? Get ready to join a unique group of people who share the desire to explore every aspect of modern filmmaking. Our instructors step off of the set and into the classroom to help you bring your vision to screens both big and small.

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Graphic Design

Our program prepares you to become a visual innovator. Learn how to conceptualize ideas, create compelling visuals and convey messages through photography, motion graphics, print, web and experience design.

MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
Graphic Design

Learn the power of digital word-of-mouth to better reach your audience. Our Media Communications program will strengthen your digital voice and teach you how to leverage the media in the entertainment industry.

MUSIC PRODUCTION
Audio Production

Ready to be heard? We teach you the skills needed to create your own songs, scores and soundtracks by providing an understanding of professional software, gear and contemporary techniques in music theory and composition.

WRITING FOR FILM & TV
Writing for Film & TV

Write the stories you want to watch. Learn how to become a compelling storyteller by studying the art of screenwriting. You’ll use different creative writing techniques to develop characters and create storylines that will captivate audiences.

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Campus Reopening Updates

For more information on our return-to-campus plan please visit lafilm.edu/alerts

MLK Day

As we reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.’s work as an activist, we encourage all of you reading this to spend MLK Day serving your own communities. Here at The Los Angeles Film School, we observe MLK Day as an official day off for students, staff and faculty. This is your time for reflection and service. If you are able to lend your time to the community, here are great service organizations to devote time to this MLK Day.

L.A. Film School campus

Explore Your Campus

Our campus is located on the historic Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. Experience campus life through our professional editing labs, interactive sound stages and movie theatres.

Step onto our sets and get a first-hand look at our Multiple Soundstages • Green Screen Stage • Dolby-Approved Dubbing Stage • 300-Seat Movie Theater • Avid Editing Lab and more!

Like what you see? Book a virtual campus tour.

Gift Guide for Music Lovers

Gift Ideas for the Music Lover in Your Life

We know our L.A. Recording School students and alumni are a passionate group who love the recording industry. When it comes time for holiday gift-giving, here are gift ideas for your best friend who always introduces you to new music, your cousin who loves making beats and your sister who shops at record stores.
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Named Top Film School in 2021 by TheWrap

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The Los Angeles Film School is honored to be named in TheWrap's top film schools list for 2021. This is the fifth year in a row that the film program has been ranked among elite film schools across the country. TheWrap compiles the rankings each year through anonymous polling of more than 1,200 entertainment industry insiders, educators and filmmakers. Read more about the top film schools ranking.

Alumni Success

Jessica Sterling

Jessica has photographed some of the most recognizable faces in the world in her 10-plus years as a portrait photographer. Her work has appeared in MTV.com, The Huffington Post, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. Jessica’s film and entertainment background led her to work in branding and promotion for top Hollywood talents.

Henrique Andrade

Henrique sacrificed his free time to pursue his audio engineering career at Record Plant, which led him to work with iconic musicians like Justin Bieber, Zayn Malik and Carly Rae Jepsen. Henrique’s dedication to his creative pursuits has paid off with the success of each album he mixes or engineers.

Oz Rodriguez

Over the years, Oz has worked on more than 50 episodes of SNL and directed the Emmy®-winning show Creating Saturday Night Live, which documents the making of America’s most iconic sketch comedy TV series. In 2019, Oz personally won a Primetime Emmy for Creating SNL.

Kyle Newacheck

With more than 80 combined directing, writing and producing credits spanning the past decade and a half, Kyle has made a name for himself in the comedy world. Whether you’ve seen his work on popular TV shows like Workaholics, Parks and Recreation or Community, you’ll find yourself doing one thing while watching—laughing.

Andrés F. Borda Zabala

In the eight years since Andrés graduated from The L.A. Recording School, he’s won five Grammys® for his work with Natalia Lafourcade and Carlos Vives. As an audio engineer and mixer, Andrés has contributed to more than 60 albums and feature films.
Cinematographer Brandon Trost

Brandon Trost

With a thriving career in cinematography, Brandon Trost is part of the new generation of filmmakers in Hollywood. His contributions to popular feature films like This Is The End, The Disaster Artist, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile have earned him acclaim in the entertainment industry.

Hannah Lux Davis

For more than a decade, Hannah Lux Davis has transformed artists’ music into visual masterpieces. Hannah is an award-winning music video director known for her work with chart-topping pop icons like Ariana Grande, Halsey, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj and Kacey Musgraves.

Jordan Wilby

Jordan's work appears in popular shows like Stranger Things, The Twilight Zone and The Vampire Diaries. His dedication to post-production sound landed him multiple Primetime Emmy nominations and two Primetime Emmy wins for his work on seasons 1 and 2 of Stranger Things.

Join the ever-growing list alumni who are making their mark in music and entertainment.

Read More: Alumni Success

Alumni News & Interviews

FAME Week 2021
Daniel Zaidenstadt record producer

Graduation is just the beginning – your future awaits in the entertainment industry. Our esteemed alumni are working on award-winning productions in film, TV, music, animation and countless other notable projects.

Read More: Alumni News

Meet the 2021 Spotlight Academy Members

The Spotlight Academy pays tribute to the heart, the creative and the dedicated among The Los Angeles Film School’s alumni. Each year, Academy Inductees are honored for their unyielding commitment to excellence in their professional career and selfless contribution of time and connection to our students and community. It is with great privilege we shine a spotlight on these inspirational and exceptional individuals.

Kevin Atkinson
Daniel Zaidenstadt - Alumni
Angelina Faulkner
Corey Drake
Ari Levine - Alumni
Spike Lee at L.A. Film School
Into The Unknown Songwriters
Clive Davis
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