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Intensive Art Training Tracks

The Intensive Art Programs are for students who are interested in enrolling in a full-time course of study without pursing a formal degree or certificate.  Tracks are open to all students who are interested in professional growth, personal development and preparatory art study.

Intensive Drawing Track

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Our 1-Year Intensive Drawing Track has a sequential curriculum focusing on drawing from direct observation.  Students will have a working proficiency of the human form as it relates to traditional representation in drawing.  In addition, students will learn solid draftsmanship and technical skills in Classic Academic and Figure Construction, which will give students a well-developed understanding of line, form, structure, shadow, tone, light, edges, and the human anatomy.

Quarter  Fall 2017
Start Date  October 2, 2017
Payment Deadline  September 2, 2017

Curriculum:

Drawing 1A/B, 2A/B, 3A/B, 4

Sculpture 1, 2

Figure Construction 1, 2, 3, 4

Anatomy/Ecorché 1, 2

Composition 1, 2

Perspective

Art History 1, 2, 3, 4

Electives

Intensive Fundamentals Track - Fine Art

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Our 18-Month Intensive Fundamentals Track has a sequential curriculum focusing on drawing and painting from direct observation.  Students will have a working proficiency of the human form as it relates to traditional representation in drawing and painting.  Students will learn solid draftsmanship and technical skills in Classic Academic and Figure Construction, which will give students a well-developed understanding of line, form, structure, shadow, tone, light, edges, and the human anatomy. In addition, students will explore the fundamental practices of painting. Working from the live model, students will be challenged to refine their ability to simplify what they see and create paintings that feature strong structure, clear value organization and elegant simplification.

Quarter  Fall 2017
Start Date  October 2, 2017
Payment Deadline  September 2, 2017

Curriculum:

Drawing 1A/B, 2A/B, 3A/B, 4

Sculpture 1, 2

Figure Construction 1, 2, 3, 4

Anatomy/Ecorché 1, 2

Composition 1, 2

Perspective

Art History 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Painting 1A/B, 2A/B

Composition 3

Methods and Materials in Painting

Color and Light Theory

Electives

Intensive Entertainment Art Track

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Our 18-Month Intensive Entertainment Track is for students who have mastered their foundational skills.  Students will start learning and developing concepts for creating convincing environments and imaginative characters.  Aspiring artists will be well equipped for a career in the entertainment art industry.

Quarter  Spring 2017
Start Date  April 3, 2017
Payment Deadline  March 3, 2017

Curriculum:

Composition 3

Color and Light Theory

Dynamic Sketching

Short Pose Analytical Life Drawing

Perspective 2

Composition for Film and Animation

Head, Hands, and Costume Drawing

Life Drawing for Entertainment Visual Development

Digital Life Painting

Character Design Basics

Digital Painting for Entertainment Art

Project Assembly and Research

Project Class 1A/B

Project Class 2A/B

Project Class 3A/B

Project Class 4A/B

Life Drawing for Animation

Creature Design

Intermediate Digital Painting

Portfolio Presentation

Business of Entertainment Art 1, 2

Electives

Cost & Fees

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Intensive Art Tracks Tuition for 2017/2018:

1-Year Intensive Drawing Track – $30,943

18-Month Intensive Fundamentals Track or Intensive Entertainment Art Track –  $46,414.50

Tuition is based on a program cost and is subject to a yearly adjustment. Students may arrange to make monthly, quarterly, bi-yearly and yearly payments.

Electives are part of the overall program cost and have no monetary value. Students in good standing may also take bonus electives for no additional cost.

Miscellaneous Fees:

Application Fee – $100
Registration Fee – $250 (To be applied towards the 1st payment and is non-refundable. This fee is required to secure your spot in the program)
Administrative Fee – $400 included in yearly track cost.
Late Payment Fee – $150
Non-Sufficient Funds (N.S.F.) Check Fee – $35
If your check is returned N.S.F., you will be required to pay this fee plus the amount of the N.S.F. check in the form of a cashier’s check or money order before your next class meets again.

None of the aforementioned costs include supplies.  Students will not be required to purchase any supplies directly from LAAFA.

Methods of Payment:

LAAFA accepts cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Entrance Requirements

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  • A $100 application fee and online application form.
  • A Portfolio – Containing no more than ten and no less than five of your most recent and best two-dimensional artwork pieces – Students must include at least 3 figurative drawings from life.  Please click here for more information on “What Makes A Good Portfolio”.  Artwork submitted from photographs are strongly discouraged. Images must be in JPEG format. Images should be as close to 800 X 1200 pixel and 72 DPI. The JPEG must also be large enough to show your entire piece (do not crop your artwork).  Each JPEG must be labeled with a number, and the student’s name.  Include a list of portfolio works with your submission.  Include numbers corresponding to the images submitted, as well as title of work, description of piece, concept and/or subject matter, size, medium, and completion date.
  • One Required Drawing – Applicants must complete a life size scale drawing of a glass cup and an egg on white paper.  The drawing must be done in charcoal or graphite.  It may be any opaque glass cup and egg of your choosing.  We are looking for quality of execution and innovative concepts.
  • A one or two page Essay or Personal Statement – An essay or personal statement will express your commitment to representational use of the figure in making contemporary art.  In addition, please address why you feel LAAFA is the best choice in pursuing your educational goals. Students are strongly encouraged to review LAAFA’s mission statement.
  • A copy of your high school diploma/proof of graduation or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is required.  If you are currently enrolled in high school, please submit transcripts showing your current progress and projected date of completion. Official, sealed transcripts must be sent from your high school directly to the Registrar.

Financing

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Education is the most important investment you will ever make.  Education is an investment in you!  It can give you a dream career that is both personally and financially rewarding.  The challenge is, how to afford the tuition now.

Through our school sponsored programs and partnerships with financing companies and government agencies, we can help you with your tuition costs.  We encourage you to work with us to design a financial plan that helps you accomplish your educational goals.