HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Film School (www.lafilm.edu), a creative arts college that offers students an immersive experience, world-class facilities and a supportive culture in preparation for a career in the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of its first Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business. The new degree builds on The Los Angeles Film School's four Associate degree programs in Film Production, Recording Arts, Game Production and Computer Animation.
"We're thrilled to be offering our first Bachelor of Science degree and creating valuable opportunities for students interested in careers in entertainment," said Diana Derycz-Kessler, President of The Los Angeles Film School. "A degree in Entertainment Business is a natural extension for students who want to build on the technical and creative skills they've learned in our Associate's degree programs. And with our talented, award-winning alumni, our business students will have a great network of industry professionals to tap into."
The new B.S. degree, which will be offered as an accelerated 18-month course of study to students who have already completed an Associate's degree at any accredited institution, will prepare students for careers focused on the business of entertainment. Students will receive training in management, leadership, marketing, accounting, finance, intellectual property, digital distribution and more. Instead of working in a traditional classroom environment, students will work in a professional, project-based environment designed to recreate the challenges and opportunities typical in the entertainment industry. In addition, the program emphasizes ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR), as well as the communication skills needed for a successful career in business.
"The Los Angeles Film School is known for its immersive curriculum and making sure that students get valuable hands-on experience on day one," said Del Breckenfeld, Director, Entertainment Marketing for Fender Musical Instruments Corp. and author of "The Cool Factor." "As someone who believes in creating authentic experiences for entertainment consumers, I can appreciate the school's approach to teaching both the technical and creative skills necessary to create compelling content, but also the important business skills needed to bring that content to the audience. This new degree will provide students with a complete 360 degree experience that will serve them well into their careers in entertainment."
With the entertainment and media industry growing to $597 billion by 2016, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers's annual "Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2012-2016" report, it is crucial for students to be prepared for a rapidly-evolving entertainment industry. Given that entertainment and technology continue to merge at a fast pace, individuals entering the industry need to have knowledge in areas such as licensing, digital distribution and intellectual property. In addition to being mentored by seasoned, professional instructors who will provide this knowledge, students will build valuable professional networks at The Los Angeles Film School, and become part of its award-winning alumni community. The school is also host to dozens of exclusive events featuring the industry's most powerful influencers each year, ensuring students are connected with the right people for their burgeoning careers.
For more information about how to apply to The Los Angeles Film School's Entertainment Business program, please visit www.LearnLAFilm.com.
About The Los Angeles Film School
Founded in 1999, The Los Angeles Film School (www.lafilm.edu) is a creative arts college in the heart of Hollywood that offers students an immersive experience, world-class facilities and a supportive culture where seasoned instructors collaborate with talented, award-winning alumni to help students build professional networks that can last a lifetime. In contrast from other programs set in traditional classrooms, The Los Angeles Film School education emphasizes an apprenticeship approach where students get hands-on experience and learn directly from the most skilled professionals in the industry. The school also encourages a supportive culture of teamwork and accountability where students learn a valuable work ethic that will serve them well into their careers. Located at the corner of Sunset and Ivar in the heart of Hollywood, The Los Angeles Film School features a 340-seat THX-certified, RealD 3D theatre, Avid-certified editing equipment, several soundstages, media editing labs, sound design labs, and a dubbing stage featuring Digidesign's Icon D-Control mixing surface. Our 250,000 square-foot campus is also host to dozens of exclusive events attracting the industry's most powerful influencers each year.
SOURCE The Los Angeles Film School