The Learn in L.A. Film Program by Film Connection

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Learn in L.A. Film Program by Film Connection



Understandably, our unique Learn in L.A. Film Program draws a lot of questions from prospective students and/or their parents. Here are some of the most common, along with their answers.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

The Learn in L.A. Film Program by Film Connection is offered for a tuition rate of 13,500. This rate includes curriculum, all books and materials, your apprenticeship in a real Los Angeles film production company, and your mentor compensation. We charge no additional fees, application fees or other hidden fees. This tuition is all-inclusive. Please note that tuition is subject to change without notice.

WHERE IS THE FILM CONNECTION CAMPUS?

We have our corporate offices at the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles, California. Our corporate address is:

Film Connection
6253 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 302
Los Angeles, CA 90028

However, we maintain no separate “campus” with our unique on-the job approach. Instead, with the Learn in L.A. Film Program, your classes will take place at real film production companies and/or movie sets in Los Angeles.

ARE YOU AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL?

Yes. Film Connection is fully accredited by two agencies: the National Private School Accreditation Alliance (NPSAA) and the United State Bureau of Accredited Schools (USBAS).

IS FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?

Yes. As an accredited school, we offer financial aid both through student loans and in-house financing. Our trained and experienced financial aid counselors are able to identify funding options for most budgets and credit situations, and will even process the paperwork for you free of charge. Simply call 800-755-7597 and ask to speak with an Admissions Representative.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT?

No; Film Connection can accept students of any age. For children under 18, we need permission from a parent or guardian.

IS THERE A MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT?

No; there are no previous educational or experience requirements to enroll in our program. All that is required is a solid work ethic, a passion for the business and a commitment to succeed.

HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?

The Learn in L.A. Film Program is designed to be completed in approximately 6 months on a full-time basis. However, part-time, night and weekend options are available, also.

IS THE SCHEDULING FLEXIBLE? CAN I SCHEDULE CLASSES AROUND MY JOB?

Scheduling your classes is very flexible with Film Connection’s Learn in L.A. Film Program. We can work around most job schedules or other class schedules. You and your mentor can determine class times that work for both of you.

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN EACH CLASS?

One. As a Film Connection student, you will be privately trained by your mentor. All instruction happens one-on-one.

HOW LONG HAS FILM CONNECTION BEEN IN BUSINESS?

We have been in existence since 1983, and have been offering our unique mentor-apprentice training approach ever since.

IS EVERYONE ACCEPTED INTO THE LEARN IN L.A. FILM PROGRAM?

No; acceptance is selective, based primarily on our assessment of your drive, passion and work ethic during the interview process.

ARE THERE ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR BOOKS, EQUIPMENT, AND/OR SOFTWARE?

No. Everything you need from start to finish is included in the tuition price; no surprises.

DO YOU OFFER ANY INTERNSHIPS OR JOB ASSISTANCE?

Yes, we do. First of all, as a student in our Learn in L.A. Film Program, you are guaranteed an internship in a Los Angeles film production company after you graduate. Secondly, you will be automatically enrolled in our Stay Connected Program, which offers an additional year of job placement training and assistance to our graduates who need it. These benefits are also included in our tuition rate.

WILL YOU REALLY HELP ME DEVELOP MY OWN FILM IDEA, THEN PITCH IT TO HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVES?

Yes. Our entire program is built around the objective of helping you develop your film for the purpose of getting it picked up by Hollywood, and we DO place you in front of real Hollywood film executives to pitch your film. We are the only film school in the world that currently offers this service—and again, it is included in the tuition.

IS THIS A REAL PITCH, OR JUST FOR PRACTICE?

This is a real movie pitch, your chance to have your movie made professionally. Of course, there are no guarantees, but if the Hollywood executives like your film, they will pick it up.

IS THERE A CHARGE TO APPLY?

No. We charge no application fees, and you will pay nothing during the interview process. You only pay tuition when you are formally accepted and decide to attend.

HOW DO I APPLY?

You can apply for free by clicking here and filling out our online form. Someone will reply to you within 2 business days. You can also call our office at 800-755-7597 or 310-496-9624, and ask for the Admissions Department.

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