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Cinema / TV

Welcome to the LACC Cinema/TV Department at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Center

Current spring classes will be migrating to online starting Monday, March 30th and will remain in that format until the end of the semester. Check your class Canvas portal for more instructions or contact your instructor via email.
Faculty & Staff 

Summer and fall 2020 schedules are in place.
Check the LACC website to stay informed.




  • These entry-level classes are offered Spring 2020:
    • Cinema 1 (Production Techniques - Using Movie Gear) Wednesdays
    • Cinema 2 (Production Workshop - Hands on - Making Movies) Thursdays
    • Cinema 3 (Narrative Cinema History) Tuesdays + online
    • Cinema 4 (Documentary/Reality History) Mondays + online 
    • Cinema 9-1 (Sound Production) Saturdays
    • Cinema 18 (Intro to Film Genres: Comedy) Wednesday afternoon
    • Cinema 25 (Producing Feature Films) Monday nights
    • Cinema 38-1 (Learning Grip for Movies) Monday nights
    • Cinema 38-2 (Learning Electric for Movies) Monday afternoon
    • Cinema 501 (Media Aesthetics - Color, Form and Composition of Images) Tuesday morning
    • TV 1 (Business of TV/Episodics) Wednesday morning
    • TV 4 (Hands-On TV Studio Sound & Lights) Tuesday morning
    • TV 9 (Hands-On TV Studio) Thursday night
    • AND MANY MORE.....

Congratulations on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) Center for Cinema and Television at LACC!

Read the Hollywood Reporter story

The new state-of-the-art Dick Clark Television Studio is open for LACC TV classes in the HFPA center!

  • Dick Clark Television Studio Control Room
  • Students hanging lights in the Dick Clark studios
  • Students operating television cameras
welcome to the HFPA Center for cinema
and television at los angeles city
college students at LACC receive a
hands-on education cinema and television
production learn how to operate studio
cameras control room equipment lighting
audio and so much more in our winter
class TV for camera lighting and sound
taught by Professor Jen gone you'll
receive instruction and how to build
sets how to operate three point lighting
in a studio environment how to work as a
team collaborate communicate and most
importantly how to create productions
from scratch students can take an entire
series of TV classes you can learn the
basics in TV for and tv9 continue
building your skills in TV 46 the
production workshop students enrolled in
the advanced classes will have the
opportunity to work in the Dick Clark TV
studio a full HD studio with
top-of-the-line industry standard
equipment so don't delay register today
sign up at www LA city college edu

Mission Statement

The LACC Cinema and Television Department is dedicated to providing students with the technical skills and creative guidance to prepare them for professions in the entertainment industry.

 Contact Us

Cinema Television Department
Los Angeles City College
Communications Building (map)
855 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles CA 90029

Jen Vaughn
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Cinema
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2631

 Chair Office Hours

Jen Vaughn
Communications CC181

Spring 2020 Office Hours

Mondays & Tuesdays:  12 - 6:00pm
Wednesdays: 11:00am - 12:30pm Thursdays: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

 Life at LACC

Learn more about the Cinema/TV program at LACC by following our Student Blogger Carmen!

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911