Hollywood Ed

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:


Our post-secondary institutions have united themselves under a common banner – Hollywood Ed – and we are proud to present our educational partners in this reference guide.

  1. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  2. American Musical and Dramatic Academy
  3. Elegance International
  4. Emerson College, LA Center
  5. The Hollywood Film & Acting Academy
  6. IDA Hollywood
  7. Joe Blasco Makeup Artist Training Center
  8. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
  9. Los Angeles City College
  10. The Los Angeles Film School
  11. The Los Angeles Recording School
  12. Musicians Institute
  13. Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy
  14. SAE Institute of Technology
  15. The Second City Training Center
  16. Stella Adler Studio - Los Angeles
  17. Theatre of Arts

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. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts has appeared on the Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes.”
  4. 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.”
  5. Elegance International was the first established makeup school in the world.
  6. What was once the Max Factor business headquarters now houses the Musicians Institute.
  7. Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy is known as the “Oxford of Makeup.”
  8. Boston-based Emerson College has plans to build a 10-story, $85-million facility designed by renowned architect Thom Mayne’s firm – Morphosis – on a vacant lot on Sunset Boulevard. The facility will house Emerson’s capstone/internship program. Groundbreaking is anticipated in 2010.
  9. 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 American Academy of Dramatic Arts
1336 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323-464-2777 | www.aada.org
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

American Musical and Dramatic Academy
6305 Yucca St., Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323-469-3300 | www.amda.edu
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

Elegance International
1622 N Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323-871-8318 | www.ei.edu
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, LA Center
Sunset Boulevard & Gordon Street, Hollywood, CA 90028 | 818-840-9566 | www.emerson.edu
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

The Hollywood Film & Acting Academy
1786 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323-962-8554 | www.hwfaa.com
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

IDA Hollywood
6755 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Floor, Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323-463-8865 | www.idahollywood.com
Degrees/Certificates Offered: One-stop facility for all styles of dance
Total Enrollment: 500+

Joe Blasco Makeup Artist Training Center
1670 Hillhurst Ave., Hollywood, CA 90027 | 323-467-4949 | www.joeblasco.com
Program Description: Private, post-secondary, vocational trade school that provides technical training for people who want to become make up artists in the entertainment industry
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Beauty Diploma, Professional Makeup Artistry
Diploma, Advanced Prosthetics Diploma
Length of Program: 3 to 11 weeks

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
6370 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028 | 888-900-Chef or 323-460-4022 | www.chefs.edu/los-angeles
Program Description: Le Cordon Bleu combines classic culinary techniques with modern innovations and the latest in global cuisine. Here, students work alongside caring, experienced chef instructors and are taught the skills necessary to pursue a professional career in the culinary/hospitality industry.
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Diploma and Degree Program in Le Cordon
Bleu Culinary Arts,
Diploma and Degree Program in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking, Degree Program in Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management
Length of Program: Ranges from 36 weeks to 15 months
Total Enrollment: 300 at Hollywood Campus

Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA 90029 | 323-953-4000 | www.lacitycollege.edu
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
6353-6363 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323-860-0789 | www.lafilm.com
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

The Los Angeles Recording School
6690 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323-464-5200 | www.larecordingschool.com
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

Musicians Institute
6752 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323-462-1384 | www.mi.edu
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 Makeup Academy
6621 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323-817-3600 | www.napoleonperdis.com
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

SAE Institute of Technology
6565 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 100, Los Angeles, CA 90028 | 323-466-6323 | www.sae-la.com
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 Training Center
6560 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323-464-8542 | www.secondcity.com
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 Studio - Los Angeles
6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90028 | 323-465-4446 | www.StellaAdler-LA.com
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 Arts
6834 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 500, Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323-463-2500 | www.toa.edu
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

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