The LACHSA Cinematic Arts Department trains the next generation of visual storytellers, content creators, media innovators and digital disruptors. The Cinematic Arts Department was founded in 2012 and has quickly evolved into the top High School Cinematic Arts program in the country. The cutting-edge curriculum is enhanced by professional experts who serve on the faculty and instruct with high-end, professional grade camera, audio and post-production equipment licensed and provided by Sony, Canon, RED, Adobe and Final Draft.
Over the course of four years, students are exposed to a broad and complex curriculum that ranges from film theory and critical studies, to practical, technical instruction by industry experts. Alumni from the LACHSA Cinematic Arts Department are currently matriculating at USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley NYU, University of Michigan, Parsons School of Design, and The Art Institute of Chicago, as well as many other top colleges and universities.
Cutting edge curriculum is enhanced by professional experts.
The Cinematic Arts Department offers school-wide elective classes in beginning and advanced Media Production to students in all arts disciplines within LACHSA. Any student with a passion and desire to increase their knowledge, understanding and practical skills of visual storytelling is encouraged to enroll in morning Cinematic Arts classes (Media Production 101 & Advanced Media Production) with the intention of expanding their artistic knowledge and talents.
Students receive practical, hands-on experience and offers in-depth exposure to the constantly evolving media entertainment industry.
The Cinematic Arts curriculum gives students practical, hands-on experience and offers in-depth exposure to the constantly evolving media entertainment industry. Students use state-of-the-art technologies in camera, lighting, and sound equipment, as well as industry standard post-production editing and color grading software. Moreover, students are given the opportunity to develop and deepen their filmmaking skills through the department’s unique vertical and horizontal integration of curriculum, thus ensuring that each consecutive year within the program enhances and expands their visual storytelling knowledge and refines their ability to clearly articulate and express their visions.