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
You’ll learn filmmaking in a hands-on, accelerated environment with our associate degree program. The film associate program allows you to study all areas of filmmaking, so you can decide which field suits your interests the most. Students complete the program ready to take on various supporting roles on set including grip, set dresser, assistant editor, and 2nd assistant camera. Are you ready to get started?
Earn your Associate of Science Degree in Film. As a student you’ll be exposed to every stage of production through a theoretical and gear-centric curriculum.
- Our Associate of Science in Film Degree is 60 credit hours and 18 months in length.
- Each class is studied exclusively during a four-week period allowing students to focus on one particular subject at a time.
Learn what it means to fix it in post! This course teaches students essential editing techniques using advanced digital editing software. Our hands-on training covers post-production editing skills along with understanding the vital role of editing in the storytelling process. Upon completion of this course, students will feel confident using professional editing tools to enhance their productions.
Intro to Film Production
Discover the artistic style in filmmaking. This course is designed to give students the chance to experiment and explore their aesthetic and professional goals as they begin to shoot quickly and expressively right from the very first day. Students will collaborate on a series of short film projects that will explore everything from basic story structure, screenplay analysis and director’s preparation.
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 as well as shoot and edit several short projects. Upon completion of this course, students will deepen and enhance their visual storytelling skills.
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.