Return to Campus
We are in the process of re-opening in-person instruction and select labs in accordance with the guidelines set by the L.A. County Department of Public Health. We remain committed to providing the highest quality course instruction to our students. For more information on our return-to-campus plan please visit lafilm.edu/alerts.
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.
Learn to kill your darlings. This storytelling course empowers students to find their creative voice while learning the mechanics of visual narration. Students gain an understanding of structure, spine, character, theme, scene development, imagery and voice. Through the examination of selected works and individual practice, students learn strategies for creating an engaging narrative.
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.