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 each and every day you will see students taking in all that Hollywood has to offer.
Hollywood's post-secondary institutions have united themselves under a common banner (new name coming soon) and we are excited to see where this grassroots, community-based initiative goes. The initiative is spearheaded by the following organizations: Council District 13, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Hollywood Entertainment District, the Sunset & Vine BID and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
LIST OF SCHOOLS
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts - www.aada.org
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Emerson College, LA Center
The Hollywood Film & Acting Academy
Joe Blasco Makeup Artist Training Center
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
Los Angeles City College
The Los Angeles Film School
The Los Angeles Recording School
Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy
SAE Institute of Technology
The Second City Training Center
Stella Adler Studio - Los Angeles
Theatre of Arts
The following famous students attended classes and/or graduated from the following Hollywood U schools:
STELLA ADLER STUDIO - Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Melanie Griffith, Mark Ruffalo, Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek
LE CORDON BLEU COLLEGE OF CULINARY ARTS - Nathan Lyon, Kyle Connaughton and Dave Martin
MUSICIANS INSTITUTE - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Korn, Velvet Revolver, Jeff Buckley and Keb'Mo
THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS - Cecil B. DeMille, Kirk Douglas, Grace Kelly and Robert Redford
LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE - Mark Hamill and Cindy Williams
LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL - James Cotten, Roger Lay Junior, Brian Taylor and Brandon Trost
LOS ANGELES RECORDING SCHOOL - Bryan Carlstrom, Jaycen Joshua and Trina Shoemaker
ELEGANCE INTERNATIONAL - Greg Cannom
International Dance Academy (IDA) Hollywood is home to "America's Best Dance Crew" and "So You Think You Can Dance."
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) Alumni boast more than 72 Oscars, 233 Emmy and 83 Tony nominations.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts has appeared on the Food Network's "Ace of Cakes."
The building that houses the Los Angeles Film School (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."
Elegance International was the first established makeup school in the world.
What was once the Max Factor business headquarters now houses the Musicians Institute.
Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy is known as the "Oxford of Makeup."
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.
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.