What do I need to do to graduate?
(See the academic requirements)
Click here for the check list.

What if I miss the deadline to submit my Graduation Application?
By missing the deadline, you are risking not being included in the official printed graduation program and possibly not receiving your diploma within six to eight weeks.

I am not participating in the ceremony. Do I still need to submit a Graduation Application?

What is happening and when?
Ceremony/Screening times will be announced one month prior.

Step & Repeat Photo Op: 1 hour prior to ceremony in the Main Theater lobby.
Doors open: 30 minutes prior to ceremony start.
LARS Music Showcase: Prior to ceremony when available.

When will I receive my diploma?
Similar to other colleges, it takes six to eight weeks for your diploma to be sent out.

What time should I be there?
Grads should arrive 45 minutes prior to ceremony start. Seating for guests will begin 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start
Thesis project screening will begin immediately following the ceremony.

How many guests can I bring?
Graduates are limited to four guests due to theater capacity. Children under three will not require a ticket.

Will there be a professional photographer on hand?
We have a professional photographer who takes photos before and during the ceremony. Be sure to check out our official Los Angeles Film School Facebook page to view the photos.

Is there parking designated for Graduation?
No. All of the local parking lots, as well as our own (located at the corner of Selma and Ivar), are open for regular business hours and fees.

How long will Graduation last?
The length of the ceremony and screening depends on the number of graduates and total run time of films.  You will be given a tentative timeline during graduation rehearsal.

Where is Graduation?
The Graduation Ceremony is held in the Main Theater, as is the thesis project screening.  The building is located at 6363 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028.

For answers to any questions not addressed here please email graduation@lafilm.edu with your student ID number, program of study, and expected graduation date.