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Los Angeles & California Film Schools

With dozens of film schools spread out over the area, it's not hard to see why so many aspiring film makers flock to Los Angeles and other parts of California to start developing their skills in film and television. LA and Hollywood are already central hubs for those wishing to become actors. So, why not come over to the west coast and surround yourself in an environment that can encourage your film making creativity? Creating film for movies and television can be very technical - so don't sell yourself short. Get the skills you need at the school that's right for you and get your career started off on the right foot.

To find a film school in Los Angeles or anywhere in California,
simply browse down this list.

California

American InterContinental University - LA

12655 West Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
1-888-594-9888
la.aiuniv.edu

Art Center College of Design

Hillside Campus,1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
626.396.2200
www.artcenter.edu/

Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-3410
(800) 544-2787
www.academyart.edu/index.html

The Art Institute of California - LA

2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035
ai.filmschools.com/artinstitutes/
california_la.php

LA Feature Film Academy

1201 West 5th Street Suite C-12
L.A., CA 90017 
310 288-6500
www.lafeaturefilmacademy.com/

Brooks Institute

27 E. Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93101
drf.filmschools.com/Brooks-Institute-
Of-Photography/

Cinema Arts Tech

14424 Friar Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401
818-787-8886
www.cinemaartstech.com/

Chapman University
Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6765
ftv.chapman.edu/

Columbia College Hollywood

18618 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, California 91356-1411
drf.filmschools.com/Columbia-College-
Hollywood/

Platt College San Diego

6250 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92115-3919
drf.filmschools.com/Platt-College-San-Diego/

The Los Angeles Film School

6363 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
www.lafilm.com

American Film Institute

2021 N. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1657
323.856.7600
www.afi.com/education/

Berkeley Digital Film Institute

2600 10th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 549-3456
www.berkeleydigital.com/

California College of the Arts

1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107-2247
415.703.9500
www.cca.edu/academics/mediaarts/

California Institute of the Arts

24700 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, Los Angeles, CA 91355
661.255.1050
www.calarts.edu/

Dell'Arte International
School of Physical Theatre

PO Box 816, 131 H St.
Blue Lake, Ca. 95525
707-668-5663
www.dellarte.com

Los Angeles City College

Dept of Cinema & Television
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles California 90029
323.953.4000
www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/
departments/cinema/

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4561
(619) 594-5450
www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~taketwo/index.html

Multimedia Arts

7317 El Cajon Blvd #104
La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 589-9919
www.multimediaarts.org/

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1111
www.cinema.sfsu.edu/

San Francisco School
of Digital Filmmaking

2565 Third Street, Suite 337
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-824-7015
www.sfdigifilm.com/

University of California

7408 Dwinelle Hall #2670
Berkeley, CA 94720-2670
510.642.1415
filmstudies.berkeley.edu/

Stunts Ability

P.O. Box 3237
San Diego, CA 92163
www.stuntsability.com/
(619) 542-7730

University of Southern California
School of Cinematic Art

University Park, LUC 209
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211
213.740.2804
www-cntv.usc.edu/

University of the Pacific

3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211
209.946.2285
web.pacific.edu/x7631.xml

California State University - Fullerton

Department of Radio & Film
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton CA 92831-3599
714-278-7883
communications.fullerton.edu/rtvf/

California State University
at Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
310.243.3696
www.cla.csudh.edu/dnp/digital_
media_arts/index.asp?wID=1

California State University
at Monterey Bay
Teledramatic Arts & Technology Dept.

5270 6th Street
Seaside, CA 93955, USA
831-582-3750
tat.csumb.edu/

California State University, Los Angeles,
Television/Film & Media Studies

TVF/Dept. of Communication Studies
MUS 104 - 5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-4200
www.calstatela.edu/tvf/

Loyola Marymount University
School of Film & Television

One LMU Drive
MC8230
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8347
310-338-3033
www.lmu.edu/page14955.aspx

California State University, Northridge
Department of Cinema & Television Arts

Manzanita Hall Room 195
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8317
(818) 677-3192
www.csun.edu/~ctva/

Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, California 92626
713-432-0202
www.orangecoastcollege.edu

Musicians Institute
Film Institute of Technology

6752 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
800-255-7529 (US & Canada)
323-462-1384 (Local/International)
www.mi.edu

Steinlein Productions

5225 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 314
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323 934 6280
www.steinleinproductions.com/

San José State University
College of Humanities & the Arts

One Washington Square - San José
California USA, 95192
408-924-1000
info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/catalog/
departments/TA.html

UCLA
Entertainment Studies &
Performing Arts Dept.

10995 Le Conte Avenue, Room 437
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1333
(310) 825-9971 or (818) 784-7006

UCLA School of Theater,
Film & Television

102 East Melnitz Hall
Box 951622
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622
310-825-5761

University California, San Diego
The Visual Arts Department

9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0327
(858)534-2860
visarts.ucsd.edu

University of California, Riverside
Media & Cultural Studies

3149 INTS Building
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: (951) 827-5665
mediaandculturalstudies.ucr.edu/

University of Southern California
School of Cinematic Arts

Summer Program Enrollment
850 West 34th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211
213.740.3327
cinema.usc.edu