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

The Learn in Los Angeles Film Program by Film Connection, your Film School Alternative

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If you have other questions about Film Connection’s Learn in L.A. Film Program, and couldn’t find the answers in the FAQ, here are even more questions and answers:

HOW FREQUENTLY WILL I ATTEND CLASS WITH FILM CONNECTION?

All our students start out attending the studio/production company (or film set) twice a week. After the first month, arrangements can be made for students who so desire to attend more frequently.

WHO ARE MY INSTRUCTORS?

In the Learn in L.A. Film Program, every one of our instructor/mentors is a legitimate film professional in the Hollywood movie industry, with verifiable film credits. Our instructors are not full-time “teachers,” but actual working professionals.

HOW MANY INSTRUCTORS WILL I HAVE?

While some of our other programs typically pair one student with one mentor for the duration of the course, the Learn in L.A. Film Program requires instruction from several different specialists in their respective fields. You may have as many as seven mentors during your course; however, with each mentor, instruction will always occur one-on-one.

WHY DO YOU CALL THEM “MENTORS” INSTEAD OF “TEACHERS?”

One of Film Connection’s core beliefs is that students are best mentored rather than just “taught.” Most mentors are teachers, but not all teachers are mentors. A teacher is merely tasked with conveying information, while a mentor takes a personal interest in the student, offering wisdom and career counseling in addition to the curriculum, when needed. Our mentors are all working professionals with real film credits, making a living within the film industry. They are not there simply to convey information to you, but to guide you into a career within their industry. Thus, we call them mentors.

WHEN ARE YOUR START TIMES/SEMESTERS?

Film Connection does not operate on a semester basis, but practices open enrollment all year long. You can begin at any time of year once you are accepted.

WILL I RECEIVE A DEGREE, DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE?

At the end of our intensive, six-month course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. However, even more importantly, by the time you graduate, you will have logged six months of genuine work experience, which makes you more employable in the eyes of the film business than any degree or certificate from any school.

IS THIS AN ACTUAL SCHOOL, OR JUST AN EXCUSE FOR FETCHING COFFEE AS AN INTERN?

Film Connection is a fully accredited institute of higher learning, and as our student apprentice, you will be following an intensive structured course curriculum. Some form of interning is a natural part of learning the film business (and you are guaranteed an internship upon graduation), but rest assured that as our student, you will be functioning as an apprentice, not as an intern.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN APPRENTICE AND AN INTERN?

An intern is basically on hand to run errands, do odd jobs, and learn on the set as they go. An apprentice, however, receives intensive, one-on-one training in their field of interest. Apprentices occasionally do interning work, but their primary focus is to be trained. As a Film Connection student in the Learn in L.A. Film Program, you will be specifically trained as an apprentice, being groomed by your mentors for a career as a film producer or film director.

HOW CAN YOU OFFER THIS KIND OF OPPORTUNITY FOR SUCH A LOW TUITION RATE? IS THIS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?

There are two basic reasons why our tuition is so low:

  1. Our revolutionary mentor-apprentice approach requires very little overhead (i.e., no campus or equipment to maintain), so it actually costs us much less to educate our students than it costs traditional film schools. We can pass those savings on to you.
  2. Simply put, we believe in a good value for the money, and we don’t believe in gouging our students for tuition just because we can. We believe in offering a fair price for a quality education, and the mentor-apprentice approach allows us to do that.

As for Film Connection being too good to be true—the best way we can address that question is to let our successful students and mentors speak to that on our behalf. Not only are we endorsed by some of the biggest names in the industry, but we receive positive feedback each week from our students and graduates who love the experience they are receiving as a result of our program. We’ve made their unaltered testimonies available to you at the links below.

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