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.

For over 132 years, The Academy has taught that the process and preparation of acting deserves greater depth in order to connect to the heart of a story and to the character's emotion. When acting is taught as a craft, it has the power to impact audiences and inspire culture for generations. The Academy's unique and intensive education involves the actor's whole being. An important part of this process includes a highly personal inward journey to better understand one's emotional reach by breaking down internal barriers. When this is combined with a diversity of acting methods and physical awareness, it develops an instrument unique to the individual. Our programs allow students to unearth their deepest potential and harness an inspiring connection to their audience. See article Discover Hollywood Fall 2015)

LA Film School

6363 Sunset Blvd. (323) 860-0789

Accredited by the ACCSC and committed to providing the best possible education to start students' careers. It offers Associate of Science Degree programs in Film, Computer Animation, Music Production, and Recording Arts as well as Bachelor of Science Degree programs in Film Production, Digital Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Entertainment Business, Animation. 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