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Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1201 W 5th Street Suite F-10
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Studio School is shaping the entertainment professionals of tomorrow by fostering an educational experience rooted in collaboration and innovation. Our programs inspire excellence in a project-oriented learning environment designed to unleash the imagination and bring creative ideas to fruition under the mentorship of industry professionals. At the crossroads of art and commerce, train our students to think like entrepreneurs. We challenge them to embrace the ever-changing technological landscape that shapes the future of entertainment. We ask them to think critically, solve problems, and deliver their ideas to the world with integrity using available social and digital platforms. We rejoice in freedom of thought while nurturing the confidence required in expressing it.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 23
Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$44,283/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,567/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
NG
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Student Faculty Ratio
4:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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Majors

Documentary Film Concentration

Documentary Film students pursue applied studies in post-production, documentary form, research, ethics, and methodologies while developing and producing their capstone documentary project. All final short film projects at Studio School are mentored by industry professionals—who personally advise each student—from initial concept through final screening.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
199Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
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    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    National
    83%

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    Studio School Reviews

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    Studio School gives students practical approaches to building careers in the entertainment industry. It is best compared to a vocational or technical school. Students are always creating. First, Studio School has fantastic professors that are recognized by name in the film and dance business. However, the professors are more focused on their careers. There is a high turnover rate of faculty. This can be a positive, or a negative; more exposure to professionals, but they leave before meaningful relationships are cultivated. Second, Studio School is nationally accredited; no schools will accept a degree or credits from Studio School! National accreditation is not better than regional. Virtually all colleges and universities are regionally accredited. If you're thinking of continuing education, or transferring, look elsewhere! Overall, it was worth my time at the school. But, you must also consider the risks before applying.
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    Oh boy, this school.

    PRO :
    -It's a small school, so you'll be able to get a lot of individual attention
    -The staff, although small, does care so much.
    -You'll be able to get plenty of experience in your major IF you go out of your way to get them.
    -Also, you are living in Los Angeles, Downtown. So you can Metro to Hollywood

    CON:
    -40k for what is essentially one hallway of classrooms.
    -Most classes are made up, so credits aren't easily transferable. So if you don't like the school, have fun being a freshman again!
    -They boast you being in a LIVE Studio lot but BE WARNED. You will never be allowed to use any soundstage, and the sets you might be allowed to use, will usually never work to your favor. So, as a filmmaker, be ready to drop the money for an on-location set.
    -The school is small. So making friends is HARD, and the environment is like a highschool.
    -They won't help you with money for projects or films.
    -No control of your schedule
    My experience at Studio School has been absolutely amazing. I couldn't be more thankful to be attending such a prestigious college as such. This school is everything and more. Our faculty consist of the best of the best working professionals and have so much to offer to us. They constantly provide us with outside resources by bringing a monthly event called " The Hollywood Insider". Being able to network with those out in the industry, getting advice, and soon working with professionals is a plus. Personally, I love my department. I am a commercial dance major and I have grown tremendously with he program that they offer us. I would recommend Studio School to any upcoming visual art student.