Return to Campus
Now welcoming new students to campus! The L.A. Film School is excited to announce the safe return of our faculty, staff and all students to campus in 2022! If you are a future student of The L.A. Film School, visit the return-to-campus alerts page to read more about the new guidelines and safety protocols implemented to keep our school’s community safe and healthy while on campus. We’ll see you in Hollywood!
Create Your Future in Film
Take action (or rather call action) and make a name for yourself. You’ll learn how to oversee the artistic and technical elements in film production, assemble cast and crew, select film locations, and call the actions on set as a film director. Are you ready to enhance your visual storytelling skills?
Earn your Bachelor of Science in Film Production. As a student, you’ll be exposed to every stage of film production through a theoretical and gear-centric curriculum.
- Our Bachelor of Science in Film Production Degree with a concentration in Directing is 120 credit hours and 36 months in length.
- Each class is studied exclusively during a four-week period allowing students to focus on one particular subject at a time.
Directing I & II
Look at the big-picture through the director’s lens. This course engages students in practical directing exercises and techniques to build a deeper understanding of the craft. Students will learn how to effectively communicate with actors and crew, and shoot and edit several short projects, with the goal of deepening and enhancing their visual storytelling skills.
World Building will introduce students to the concept of “world-building” – the process of constructing an imaginary world across a variety of disciplines, such as literature, poetry, music, film, television, and games. Students will analyze examples of effective world-building and experiment with different techniques for discovering and developing them. Students will also explore fundamental aspects of world-building such as governance, economics, social relations, and cultural influences, as well as how our cultures, civilizations, and communities work so that they may create worlds that operate in a logical, coherent, and consistent fashion.
Acting for Filmmakers
Get in front of the camera. This course will develop student’s knowledge and understanding of actors through hands-on acting experience. Students learn the language and tools of acting through sensory exercises, improvisation, text analysis and scene study. Students are prepared to not only communicate and collaborate with their actors but to actualize the best emotional outcome of a scene.
You’ll use the same equipment used by the pros. We outfit you with a retina display MacBook laptop loaded with software including: Avid Media Composer, Final Draft, Movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling, Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office.*
*Specific types of gear and gear info subject to change without notice.
Not Your Average Classroom
Take a peek inside our film sets and production stages. You will work with industry-experienced faculty in a hands-on studio environment and learn the technical skills needed to excel in the field.
Step onto our sets and get a first-hand experience of our
Multiple Soundstages • Green Screen Stage • Dolby-Approved Dubbing Stage • 300-Seat Movie Theater • Avid Editing Lab and more!
Did you know that we offer daily tours of our campus?
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