Learning the Craft in LA

Los Angeles City College

855 N. Vermont Ave. (323) 953-4000
Los Angeles City College was the original location for UCLA before it moved to Westwood, CA. The college facilities include more than a dozen multistory classroom buildings including a library, computer labs, fitness centers, theatre, and TV/film studios. Through a $147 million bond award, the college is further enhancing itself with a new and advanced technology learning facility, increased parking, and expanded athletic/fitness and child development centers. Student body is one of the most diverse in the country. Students range in age from late teens to seniors and come from every ethnic group, culture and country in the world. (See Article Discover Hollywood Fall 2016) www.lacitycollege.edu

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

1336 N. La Brea Ave. (800) 463-8990.

The Academy is the first conservatory for actors in the English-speaking world. With campuses in Hollywood and Manhattan, their Alumni have received nominations for 96 Oscars, 241 Emmys and 64 Tonys. Distinguished alumni include Spencer Tracy, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Adrien Brody, Kim Cattrall and Paul Rudd, among many others. (See article Discover Hollywood Fall 2015

LA Film School

6363 Sunset Blvd. (323) 860-0789

Accredited by the ACCSC and VA-approved, The Los Angeles Film School is a creative, media arts college offering Bachelor of Science Degrees in Film Production, Entertainment Business, Audio Production, Animation & Visual Effects and Graphic Design (Online Only), as well as Associate of Science Degrees in Film, Music Production and Audio Production. Students develop skills working on real projects using industry-accepted workflows and practices from conception and planning to production and delivery. Students have access to industry-standard facilities and equipment with instruction by working professionals to prepare for a career in the entertainment business – all set on a historic campus in the heart of Hollywood. www.lafilm.edu

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP)

1515 Wilcox Ave. (323)-464-0909

LACP is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting photographers and the photographic arts. The organization provides high-caliber classes, local and travel workshops, exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and community outreach efforts, including grants, need-based scholarships, and focused programming for youth and low-income families. Devoted to advancing the skills and increasing the personal enrichment of photographers of all experience levels and ages, LACP offers nearly 150 classes and workshops each year with some of the most respected photographers in the world. Certificate programs are available in addition to a One-Year Professional Program. LACP supports its Members through one-person and group gallery exhibits in addition to producing four annual contests/exhibitions. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm.


SAE Institute

6700 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 466-6323

Opened in 1976 to teach aspiring audio engineers the theory, technical knowledge, and practical skills they needed to start their careers by working on real projects in a real recording studio. Programs include Animation, Audio, Creative Media, Film, and Games. Hands-on, project-based curriculum; Accelerated, accredited programs Pro-quality studios and production suites; Campuses in 7 major, culturally vibrant cities; Over 50 SCHOLARSHIPS available for full-time students; Limited enrollment; Personal attention; Continuing education options: USA & Abroad CAREER-READY degrees & diplomas in as few as 9 to 16 months; Vast international network of career guidance resources; Instructors who are experienced music industry professionals. www.usa.sae.edu

Emerson College LA

5960 West Sunset Blvd. (323) 952-6411

Emerson College is the only comprehensive college or university in America dedicated exclusively to the liberal arts offering nearly 30 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate programs in communication and the arts. Located in Boston, the town of Well, Netherlands ad Los Angeles. Departments in Performing Arts; Visual & Media Arts; Writing, Literature & Publishing as well as Marketing and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Emerson College has an extensive film program that is one of the largest in the United States http://www.emerson.edu/ela

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts

6305 Yucca St. (323) 603-5915.  When you attend AMDA Los Angeles, you become a part of Hollywood's creative community; the studios, theatres and landmarks are your inspiration.
Hundreds of films, television shows and live performances take place here each day. With Hollywood as your classroom, you'll get a real understanding of how show business actually works. Rising to the top of entertainment is rewarding, but getting there takes more than just talent: You need discipline, determination and-most importantly-the right training. For over50 years, AMDA has been transforming talented performers from all over the world into respected, working professionals. Your journey to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree all begins with an audition. (See article in Discover Hollywood Fall 2018)