Classes Available 2022

February 2022 Term for Campus Students

We continue to strategically phase in and increase our selected hands-on, in-person courses for the February term (Jan 31-Feb 26). For our Film, Audio, and Music Production programs, please see the selected courses for on-campus learning below. February term schedules will be posted for all programs as of the end of the day on Monday, 01/24/2022.  

For more resources and information, please visit the Connect Site here to view COVID policy documents and updates including:

      1. Free COVID-19 testing information
      2. The Los Angeles Film School’s Vaccination Choice Policy
      3. Guidelines for your return to campus
      4. Check-in procedures at The Los Angeles Film School campus
February
Liberal Arts

SBS 101 Media and Culture (Hybrid – Campus Optional every Thursday)

Film PRODUCTION

FMP 120 Introduction to Production (Starting week 2)
FMP 130 Digital Editing I (on-campus optional week 3 & 4 only)
FMP 140 Cinematography I
FMP 150 Production Design I (optional zoom)
FMP 160 Directing I
FMP 170 Production I
FMP 230 Digital Editing II (on-campus optional week 3 & 4 only)
FMP 240 Cinematography II
FMP 246 Sound Production Design I
FMP 260 Directing II
FMP 270 Production II
FMP 280 Production Management (on–campus optional week 3 only)
FMP 340 Advanced Cinematography I
FMP 440 Advanced Operating and Steadicam
FMP 445 Thesis Writing and Development (on Campus for the 4th week)
FMP 455 Film Thesis Production (production with confirmed stage space will commence as scheduled)

Audio & MUSIC Production

Permission is granted to allow limited alumni and guest performers/musicians who are essential to the functioning of educational project-based productions to participate in studio bookings via the Studio Booking website.

Music Production Courses

MPR 100 Musical Listening and Identification  (week 3 and 4 only)
MPR 121 Music Theory 1  (week 3 and 4 only)
MPR 222 Genre Based Production  (week 3 and 4 only)
MPR 240 Digital Recording Principles
MPR 260 Music Production for Media  (week 3 and 4 only)

Audio Production Courses

RCA 223 Signal Processing and Effects (week 3 and 4 only)
RCA 232 Pro Tools Essentials (week 3 and 4 only)
APR 240 Audio for Media (week 3 and 4 only)
APR 260 Audio System Technology
APR 270 Analog Studio Recording
APR 271 Large Format Consoles
APR 300 Visual Media Essentials (week 3 and 4 only)
APR 400 Advanced Studio Recording

Ivar Theatre

RCA 286 Live Sound Production
APR 440 Show Production

ANIMATION

CAN 110 Digital Painting 1 (week 3 and 4 only)
AVE 240 Character Animation 1 (week 3 and 4 only)
AVE 346 Visual Effects Production 2 (week 3 and 4 only)
AGA 360 Environment Art (week 3 and 4 only)

January 2022 Term for Campus Students

The L.A. Film School will remain remote through the January term with the exception of selected hands-on, in-person courses (see below). We know you are excited to get back to a more normalized campus class structure. We too are also eager to have all students on campus. In the meantime, please carefully read over the program updates below currently in effect for January.

Additionally, for the courses that require hands-on training components, we will reinstate our limited, in-person instruction within select courses and academic experiences (detailed below) beginning January 03, 2022. It is important to remember that while we are delaying our full reopening,  our Vaccination Choice policy begins January 03  and all students, faculty, staff and pre-approved guests scheduled to be on campus, are required to provide proof of vaccination or a weekly negative COVID test to be approved to be on campus.  LAFS’s Vaccination Choice Policy and FAQs are located here.   

JANUARY
Film PRODUCTION

FMP 120 Introduction to Production (Starting 1/11/22)
FMP 140 Cinematography I
FMP 160 Directing I
FMP 150 Production Design I (optional zoom)
FMP 170 Production I
FMP 230 Digital Editing II (on-campus optional week 3 & 4 only)
FMP 240 Cinematography II
FMP 246 Sound Production Design I
FMP 270 Production II
FMP 280 Production Management (on–campus optional week 3 only)
FMP 437 Advanced Cinematography II
FMP 445 Thesis Writing and Development (on Campus for the 4th week)
FMP 455 Film Thesis Production (production with confirmed stage space will commence as scheduled)

Audio & MUSIC Production

Permission is granted to allow limited alumni and guest performers/musicians who are essential to the functioning of educational project-based productions to participate in studio bookings via the Studio Booking website.

LARS

APR 260 Audio System Technology
APR 270 Analog Studio Recording
APR 271 Large Format Consoles
APR 400 Advanced Studio Recording

Ivar Theatre

RCA 286 Live Sound Production
APR 440 Show Production

Given the current surge of positive COVID-19 cases within our county propelled by the Omicron variant, it is necessary that we deliver the majority of our educational offerings in remote format for the first two weeks of the January 2022 term.  

Additionally, for the courses that require hands-on training components, we will reinstate our limited, in-person instruction within select courses and academic experiences (detailed below) beginning January 03, 2022. It is important to remember that while we are delaying our full reopening,  our Vaccination Choice policy begins January 03  and all students, faculty, staff and pre-approved guests scheduled to be on campus, are required to provide proof of vaccination or a weekly negative COVID test to be approved to be on campus.  LAFS’s Vaccination Choice Policy and FAQs are located here.   

All other courses will be delivered in a remote format for the first two weeks of the January Term.

List of Courses with On-Campus Productions, Labs or Studio Access in the June 2021 Term

Dear Student,  

With a spirit of optimism and gratitude, we announce that, in accordance with L.A. County guidelines, The Los Angeles Film School will continue to increase our offering of on-campus production and hands-on classes and labs for the June 2021 term.   

Your Program Director or Instructor will notify you via your school email account if you are registered for a course that will have on-campus production and hands-on classes and labs or studio access. You can see below for a list of the courses that will have campus accessibility. 

Participation in the selected class or lab sessions on campus is optional. If you prefer to remain remote for the June term, you should contact your Academic Advising Coach to discuss your course options.  

Upon review of recommendations and operational plans from the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and other governmental and higher education resources, the school has developed a “Return-To-Campus” plan. The school has adopted health and safety policies and procedures that all faculty, staff, and students will be required to follow. The policies and procedures are available here.  You must confirm your agreement to abide by them in advance of resuming any campus activities.  

Our intention is to continue to expand the number of on-campus labs and academic activities while remaining compliant with the guidelines on all points. Please note that you should still access all administrative and auxiliary services remotely as you will not be allowed on campus unless you are attending a scheduled class or lab.  We will monitor progress and provide an update as the June term progresses. 

We look forward to seeing you on campus in the months to come and thank you for your ongoing commitment to the safety of The Los Angeles Film School community. 

Film

The select Film courses that have on-campus productions or labs available in June are listed below. Students registered for one of the courses below in the June term should check their student portal for the actual schedule indicating online class meetings and on-campus productions or labs.

FMP 340 Advanced Cinematography I
FMP 440 Advanced Operating and SteadiCam
FMP 140 Cinematography I
FMP 240 Cinematography II
FMP 130 Digital Editing I
FMP 230 Digital Editing II
FMP 160 Directing I
FMP 120 Introduction to Film Production
FMP 290 Postproduction
FMP 150 Production Design I
FMP 170 Production I
FMP 270 Production II
FMP 280 Production Management
FMP-125 Screenwriting I
FMP 246 Sound Production and Design I
FMP 306 Sound Production Design II
FMP 437 Adv Cinematography II
FMP 445 Writing for Thesis and Development
FMP 450B Thesis Film Preproduction II
FMP–455 Thesis Film Production

Audio Production and Music Production

The select Audio Production and Music Production courses that have lab/studio time available in June are listed below. Students registered for one of these courses in the June term should attend their scheduled online class meetings for information on the studio/room availability and booking procedures.

Note the courses available for students to take on campus are listed in cyan.

Music Production Associate of Science
Musical Listening and Identification
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Music Composition and Programming
Sequencing Technologies
Songwriting and Development 
Quantitative Principles
Genre-Based Production
Advanced Music Composition and Programming
Digital Recording Principles 
Mixing Concepts and Techniques
Music Business Essentials
Creative Presentation
Music Production for Media
Advanced Production and Industry Skills 

Audio Production Associate/Audio Production Bachelor of Science
Musical Listening and Identification
Music Theory I
Sequencing and Synthesis
Signal Processing and Effects
Pro Tools Essentials 
Audio for Media
Quantitative Principles
Advanced Pro Tools
Mixing Concepts and Techniques
Audio System Technology
Analog Studio Recording
Large Format Consoles
Creative Presentation
Live Sound Production
Music Business Essentials
Visual Media Essentials
Historical Archetypes and Mythology
Advanced Audio for Media
Advanced Postproduction
Statistical Applications
Advanced Sequencing & Synthesis
Interactive Audio
Leadership & Organizational Behavior
Advanced Mixing
Advanced Studio Recording
Mastering
Contemporary Art
Event Management
Show Production 
Professional Writing
Creative Portfolio 1
Website Design
Creative Portfolio 2 

List of Courses with On-Campus Productions, Labs or Studio Access in the April 2021 Term

The Los Angeles Film School will start offering a limited number of on-campus production and hands-on classes and labs beginning in the April 2021 term. If you wish to continue taking your courses remotely, you will have the option to do so for at least the next six months.   

Your Program Director or Instructor will notify you via your school email account if you are registered for a course that will have on-campus production and hands-on classes and labs or studio access (see below).

The Los Angeles Film School is not yet permitted to fully open. The School chose courses for this initial step based upon those courses that are essential for students nearing their graduation who are in need of hands-on technical training to complete their academic requirements.

Again, participation in the selected class or lab sessions on campus is optional. If you prefer to remain remote for the April term, you should contact your Academic Advising Coach to discuss your course options.  

Upon review of recommendations and operational plans from the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and other governmental and higher education resources, the school has developed a “Return-To-Campus” plan. The school has adopted health and safety policies and procedures that all faculty, staff, and students will be required to follow. The policies and procedures will be sent to you via your school email account and you must confirm your agreement to abide by them in advance of resuming any campus activities.  

Our intention is to continue to expand the number of on-campus labs and academic activities in May while remaining compliant with the guidelines on all points. Please note that you should still access all administrative and auxiliary services remotely as you will not be allowed on campus unless you are attending a scheduled class or lab.  We will monitor progress and provide an update as the April term progresses.

We look forward to seeing you on campus in the months to come and thank you for your ongoing commitment to the safety of The Los Angeles Film School community. 

Film

The select Film courses that have on-campus productions or labs available in April are listed below. Students registered for one of the courses below in the April term should check their student portal for the actual schedule indicating online class meetings and on-campus productions or labs.

FMP 240 Cinematography II
FMP 437 Advanced Cinematography II
FMP 440 Advanced Operating and Steadicam
FMP 455 Thesis Film Production

Audio Production and Music Production

The select Audio Production and Music Production courses that have lab/studio time available in April are listed below. Students registered for one of these courses in the April term should attend their scheduled online class meetings for information on the studio/room availability and booking procedures.

Music Production, Associate of Science
MPR 240 Digital Recording Principles
MPR 270 Advanced Production and Industry Skills

Audio Production, Associate of Science
APR 260 Audio System Technology
APR 270 Analog Studio Recording
APR 271 Large Format Consoles
RCA 286 Live Sound Production

Audio Production, Bachelor of Science
APR 400 Advanced Studio Recording
APR 491 Creative Portfolio II

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Introduction to Production make-up labs (students signed up prior to 8/2020)
Cine I make-up labs (selected students signed up between 5/2020-3/2021)

List of Courses with On-Campus Productions, Labs or Studio Access in the May 2021 Term

Film

The select Film courses that have on-campus productions or labs available in May are listed below. Students registered for one of the courses below in the April term should check their student portal for the actual schedule indicating online class meetings and on-campus productions or labs.

FMP 340 Advanced Cinematography I
FMP 335 Advanced Grip and Electric
FMP 140 Cinematography I
FMP 240 Cinematography II
FMP 130 Digital Editing I
FMP 230 Digital Editing II
FMP 160 Directing I
FMP 120 Introduction to Film Production
FMP 290 Postproduction
FMP 150 Production Design I
FMP 170 Production I
FMP 270 Production II
FMP 280 Production Management
FMP-125 Screenwriting I
FMP 246 Sound Production and Design I
FMP 450B Thesis Film Preproduction II
FMP–455 Thesis Film Production

Audio Production and Music Production

The select Audio Production and Music Production courses that have lab/studio time available in May are listed below. Students registered for one of these courses in the April term should attend their scheduled online class meetings for information on the studio/room availability and booking procedures.

Music Production Associate of Science
MPR 201 Songwriting and Development
MPR 222 Genre Based Production
MPR 240 Digital Recording Principles
MPR 270 Advanced Production and Industry Skills

Audio Production Associate of Science
APR 240 Audio for Media
RCA 253 Advanced Pro Tools
APR 260 Audio System Technology
APR 270 Analog Studio Recording
APR 271 Large Format Consoles
RCA 286 Live Sound Production

Audio Production Bachelor of Science
APR 400 Advanced Studio Recording
APR 310 Advanced Audio for Media
APR 320 Advanced Postproduction
APR 440 Show Production
APR 490 Creative Portfolio 1
APR 491 Creative Portfolio II

Send Donations to the Philippines After Super Typhoon Dec 2021

Send Donations to the Philippines After Super Typhoon

Dec 2021

Early estimates show 845,000 children need urgent assistance after Super Typhoon Rai (also known as Typhoon Odette) struck the southeastern part of the Philippines on December 16. The equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane in the United States, the powerful storm battered several regions with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour near the center and gusts of up to 168 miles per hour.

Known as Typhoon Odette locally, the storm is the 15th major weather disturbance to hit the Philippines in 2021.


Heavy rains and surging floodwaters destroyed homes and cut off communities, leaving families struggling to survive. Immediate needs include food, water, medicines, clothing, cooking equipment, personal protective gear (PPE), family kits with sleeping materials, hygiene kits, temporary shelter, disaster kits, and tents for health care facilities.

New Late Work Policy begins in 2022

New Late Work Policy begins in 2022

Starting in the January 2022 term, our school-wide Late Work Policy will be as follows:

      • Students must notify their instructor in writing before the due date listed in the LMS if they need to request an exception to the due date.

          • Students will have up to 72 hours from the due date to submit the assignment without penalty. After 72 hours, the assignment will earn a 0 grade.

      • A late penalty of 10 points will be applied to the final assignment grade if an exception is not requested in advance of the due date.

          • Students will have up to 72 hours from the due date in the LMS to submit the assignment with a late penalty. After 72 hours, the assignment will earn a 0 grade.

      • All course work must be submitted by the final date of the course (typically Sunday following Week 4 of the term).

      • In extreme circumstances, the student may appeal to the Program Director in writing to receive additional accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

Addendum as of April 2022:

Due to the interactive nature of discussion boards, the late work grace period does not apply. Discussion board posts will not be accepted after the closing date (due date and time) of the Discussion Board.

Honoring the Dream

Honoring the Dream

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and his famous I Have A Dream speech, we’ve put together a special video featuring our very own LAFS family. We asked staff, students, faculty and alumni to share what the speech means to them and how it inspires them today.

                                                                                                         January 15, 2021
                                                                                                            3:30 pm PST
                                                                              Zoom Link: https://lafilm.zoom.us/j/91739117805
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Power Women Summit Discount Code

The Wrap's Power Women Summit 2020

The Wrap's Power Women Summit: December 8, 9, and 10.

The Power Women Summit is the largest annual gathering of the most influential women in entertainment, media and technology. The Summit aims to inspire and empower women across the landscape of their professional careers and personal lives. This year’s all-virtual PWS provides three days of education, mentorship, workshops and networking around the globe – to promote “Inclusion 360,” this year’s theme. 


Mentor sessions at the Power Women Summit are curated private video meetings tailored to specific mentee interests with a leader in a dedicated field. We have designed this program to foster and cultivate growth in three key areas: Storytelling, Boss Mode, and Game Changers. Session upgrades are $99! – LA Film School Students, Faculty, and Alumni will get a 50% discount using the CODE below.

The Wrap's Power Women Summit 2020

Attendees will select a mentorship track from the three below options:

Storytellers: Finding Your Way in Entertainment
Boss Mode: Taking Your Career to the Next Level
Game Changers: Activism, Social Justice & Personal Growth
 
Our team will then pair you with a small group for a private video meeting.
 
ALL mentees need to be registered by Tuesday, November 24. Registration will be closed after this date. 
50% Off Promo Code (valid 50 passes).

The Wrap’s Power Women Summit Discount Code

LAFS50

LAFS 11th Annual Salute

LAFS 11TH ANNUAL SALUTE!

 

EB PRESENTS: ANI SHEKOIAN

EB PRESENTS: ANI SHEKOIAN

The Entertainment Business Event Management class will be hosting a Zoom meeting with Ani Shekoian from Live Nation for a Q&A about live event management! Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ani Shekoian has a background of over 12 years of extensive experience in entertainment and events in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Date: 06-11-2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. PST
Meeting ID: 952 5937 0834

Deluxe Colorist Panel

VIRTUAL DELUXE ALUMNI/EMPLOYER PANEL

Join us for a virtual screening of the alumni thesis film The Shell followed by a panel discussion with Phil Azenzer, Deluxe Sr Colorist; Kim Cardenas, Deluxe Client Service and EB alum 2018; and Bryce Wang, international film alum and director of The Shell.

Date: 06-11-2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. PST

Link: https://lafilm.zoom.us/j/95414494855

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