Welcome to Hollywood Ed, a snapshot of post-secondary schools in Hollywood with ties to the entertainment industry and the arts. Hollywood is where dreams are inspired and come to life. It is impossible not to be reminded of this as one walks on sidewalks named for stars, and past buildings that whisper of events gone by that constitute Hollywood’s exciting story. Against the backdrop of Hollywood’s storied history and promise lies an enclave of post-secondary schools that are preparing today’s young adults for careers in the arts and entertainment industry.Hollywood is home to those studying music, recording, film, theatre, acting, make-up, production, costume design, photography, culinary techniques, and more. It is no wonder that these schools have located their operations in the heart of Hollywood’s historic core, where every day you will see students taking in all that Hollywood has to offer.

Hollywood Ed is an initiative spearheaded by the following organizations:


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Fun Facts:

  1. International Dance Academy (IDA) Hollywood is home to “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”
  2. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) alumni boast more than 72 Oscars, 233 Emmy and 83 Tony nominations.
  3. The building that the Los Angeles Film School resides in (6363 Sunset Blvd.) was once RCA’s west coast headquarters and was used by legendary artists, such as Elvis and The Rolling Stones. In fact, Elvis released an album in the 70s called “6363 Sunset.”
  4. Elegance International was the first established makeup school in the world.
  5. What was once the Max Factor business headquarters now houses the Musicians Institute.
  6. Boston-based Emerson College built its new location in Hollywood: a 10-story, $85-million facility designed by renowned architect Thom Mayne’s firm, Morphosis. What used to be a vacant lot on Sunset Boulevard, now houses Emerson’s capstone/internship program.
  7. The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) students have the unique opportunity to pursue a BFA in Performing Arts at campuses in the heart of Hollywood and the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The Hollywood ED working group is chaired by Jon Clayden of Emerson College and Elizabeth McDonald of LA Film School. Our post-secondary institutions have united themselves under the banner of Hollywood Ed, and we are proud to present our educational partners:

American Academy of Dramatic Arts
1336 N. La Brea Ave.
Hollywood, 90028
Program Description: The first conservatory for actors in the English speaking world. Its purpose is to provide students with the tools they need to make acting their profession
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Associate of Arts Degree in Acting, Certificate
of Completion, Advanced Certificate in Actor Training
Length of Program: 2-year, full-time program with an optional third year, summer programs
Total Enrollment: 182

AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts
6305 Yucca St.,
Hollywood, CA 90028
Program Description: AMDA has prepared students for careers in the performing arts for 45 years and serves as the only BFA granting institution with a campus in the heart of Hollywood
Degrees/Certificates Offered: 2-year conservatory program, 4-year BFA
Length of Program: 2 to 4 years
Total Enrollment: 550

Artworx LA
1140 N. Citrus Ave.
Los Angeles, 90038

Elegance International
1622 N. Highland Ave.
Hollywood, 90028
Program Description: School of Professional Makeup
Degrees/Certificates Offered: 30 college credits for year-long program, in addition to a certificate
Length of Program: 1 week to 12 months
Total Enrollment: 125

Emerson College
5960 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
Program Description: Residential program with a full semester of internship opportunities
Degrees/Certificates Offered: BA, BFA, MA, MFA
Length of Program: 1 semester
Total Enrollment: 100-200

Green School of Hollywood
1547 N. McCadden Pl.
Los Angeles, 90028

Hollywood Film & Acting Academy
6715 Hollywood Blvd., Ste 103
Los Angeles, 90028
Program Description: Full/part-time film and acting academy, where the film students make feature length films and the acting students act in them
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate of Film, Certificate of Acting
Length of Program: 4 to 12 months
Total Enrollment: 25

Hollywood Studio Makeup
1438 N. Gower St.
Hollywood, 90028

Howard Fine Acting Studio
317 N La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, 90036

International Dance Academy Hollywood
6755 Hollywood Blvd., Ste 200
Los Angeles, 90028
Degrees/Certificates Offered: One-stop facility for all styles of dance
Total Enrollment: 500+

International Institute of Film and Acting
7119 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, 90046

Kings Colleges
1555 Cassil Place
Los Angeles, 90028-7105

Los Angeles Film School
6353 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
Program Description: Programs immerse students in the entertainment industry by providing an education which allows them to discover their individual voices through collaboration and experience
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Associates of Science Degrees in Film, Game Production and Computer Animation
Length of Program: 13 to 18 months
Total Enrollment: 425

Los Angeles Recording School
6690 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
Program Description: Provides one of the best training grounds for students to learn all aspects of recording session procedures
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Recording Engineer Certificate
Length of Program: 9 to 12 months
Total Enrollment: 450

Los Angeles Center of Photography
1515 Wilcox Ave.
Los Angeles, 90028

Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Ave.
Hollywood, 90029
Program Description: LACC is an urban oasis of learning that educates minds, opens hearts, and celebrates community
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Associates Degrees – credit and non-credit vocational certificate programs
Length of Program: 2-year degree programs, certificates run both short and long-term programs
Total Enrollment: 16,119

The Los Angeles Film School
6363 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028-7317

Musicians Institute
6752 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
Program Description: Education for careers in the contemporary music industry, including performance, audio production, etc.
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Music, Associate of Arts,
various certificates
Length of Program: 2 to 12 quarters
Total Enrollment: 1250

Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics Inc.
6615 Hollywood Blvd.|
Hollywood, 90028
Program Description: Professional Makeup Artist Academy
Degrees/Certificates Offered: 3-week certificates in fashion, glamour and
bridal. 1-day to 1-week classes and workshops are offered as well
Length of Program: 1 day to 3 weeks

Paul Green’s School of Rock Music
7801 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90036

SAE Institute of Technology
6700 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90038
Program Description: Education for audio, post production, and film industries with a focus on Hands-on training
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Audio Tech. Digital Film, Electronic Music,
Digital Film Editing
Length of Program: 3 to 18 months
Total Enrollment: 150

The Second City Hollywood
6560 Hollywood Blvd., Fl 2
Hollywood, 90028-6217
Program Description: Known as the “Ivy League of Comedy,” The Second City
Training Center provides improv training in comedy, acting, writing, music, sitcom
writing, commercial audition, and advanced studies
Total Enrollment: 400

Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatres – Los Angeles
6773 Hollywood Blvd., Fl 2
Hollywood, 90028-4623
Program Description: Intensive individual classes and 2-year program. All work is based on Stella Adler Technique
Degree/Cert. Offered: 2-year certificate
Length of Program: 2 years
Total Enrollment: 200

Theatre of the Arts
1536 N Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, 90028-6111
Program Description: Training for Actors with emphasis in Film and Television
Degree/Cert. Offered: Certificate: Acting Training
Length of Program: 3 years
Total Enrollment: 31 (full-time, year-round)

For more information about this program, please contact Nicole Shahenian – nicole@hollywoodchamber.net