At The Los Angeles Film School, we accept students who are serious about pursuing careers in the world of entertainment media. They must show dedication and commitment to the art. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the school and discuss their personal, educational, and occupational goals with the Office of Admissions.
The Los Angeles Film School has an open enrollment policy, with new start dates every four weeks. Enrollment is open to high school graduates, or equivalent, who are seriously interested in the field of professional filmmaking, animation & VFX, music production, audio engineering, entertainment business or game production & design. We do not require any previous experience in these fields for admission.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROGRAMS
Applicants must submit an application for admission and pay the $75.00 application fee. To be eligible for admission, applicants to an associate’s or full bachelor’s degree program must be a high school graduate or possess a recognized high school equivalency (GED® – General Education Diploma or HiSET Exam Scores). An applicant to a bachelor’s degree completion program must have an associate’s degree from a recognized accredited institution.
The military document DD214 is NOT an acceptable means of proving high school or high school equivalency certification of completion.
To meet admissions requirements, an applicant must provide documentation supporting one of the following:
- An official High School Transcript or diploma that indicates student is a graduate.
- A recognized equivalent of a high school diploma such as a GED (General Education Diploma) diploma.
- California HiSET Exam: the California HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) has been approved as an acceptable alternative to the GED Exam for the state of California. The passing results must be received directly from the testing center to be considered official.
- Documentation of a homeschooling program at the secondary level as allowed under the state’s rules in which the homeschooling program occurred.
- Documentation of a state authorized examination that the state recognizes as the equivalent of a high school diploma, such as the California High School Proficiency Exam.
- An official credential evaluation with High School transcript that certifies that the student completed the equivalent of a high school diploma from a non-U.S. educational institute.
- Applicants who are unable to provide documentation of having completed a high school diploma or high school equivalency certification due to a natural disaster destroying the records or the institution having been closed may submit the following for consideration in addition to completing an attestation of High School Diploma or high school equivalency certification completion:
- Confirmation from the state recognizing that the institution lost its records to a natural disaster. If the state cannot confirm, confirmation can be obtained from a recognized authority as approved by the VP of Compliance.
- Confirmation from the state recognizing that the institution has closed and that the records are not attainable.
- Applicants to a bachelor’s degree completion program must also submit an official college transcript documenting completion of an Associate’s degree from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (bachelor’s degree completion program only).
- All applicants must have the ability to read and write English at the level of a graduate of an American high school as demonstrated by the possession of a high school diploma, GED or passage of the California high school proficiency exam.
* ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION THAT IS NOT IN ENGLISH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFIED ENGLISH TRANSLATION. IF NATIVE LANGUAGE IS OTHER THAN ENGLISH, VERIFICATION OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY IS REQUIRED.
* Application fee will be refunded if the student requests to cancel within 3 days.
The School reserves the right to request any additional information necessary to evaluate an applicant’s potential for academic success. The School may reject any applicant whose records indicate that they are not reasonably capable of successfully completing and benefiting from the program, inadequate preparation and/or interest for its programs.