The Los Angeles Film School or LA Film School is a private, for-profit college geared toward the entertainment industry. It offers associate's degrees in Recording Engineering, Computer Animation, Game Production and Film. It began operating September 8, 1999. The school was accredited to award vocational degrees in 2008. Later that year, the school added computer animation and game production programs. In 2010, the school doubled the size of their student body to more than 1,500 students. The Los Angeles Film School is located at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, near Vine Street, in Hollywood, California. Before becoming the home of The Los Angeles Film School, the building at 6363 was home of RCA.
In 2000, LAFS opened its digital high-definition, Dolby Surround, THX-Certified theater. Phillip Noyce christened the 345-seat theater with a prescreening of his film, The Bone Collector. In 2002, Vicky Jenson used the school's facilities to direct her first live-action short film, Family Tree. In 2006, Full Sail purchased an additional six-story building at 6353 Sunset Boulevard. In 2007, the school purchased the Ivar Theater located at Ivar and Selma Avenue. The college now has over 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of facilities, including over 20 labs, and a 4,000-square-foot (370 m2) Hollywood Set Sound Stage.