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As a premiere private institution, the school of film and television at LMU relies on the generosity of our alumni, friends, parents and corporate partners to provide the highest level of education in all areas of film, animation, television and digital media. It is because of the generous support of our LMU family that we are able to remain relevant in the ever-changing filmmaking industry.

Each year we increasingly rely on the support of alumni, parents and friends—like you—to offer students the finest programs and services. From panel discussions with some of the most influential leaders in the entertainment industry to a full-service internship program, we strive to maintain an educational environment that enriches the lives of everyone here at the School of Film and Television.

Our Director of Development, Stacy Barnes will be happy to assist you with making a meaningful gift to SFTV. Please contact her to discuss the various giving options. or call at 310-338-5981


“LMU Animation is the program to watch,” say industry insiders. LMU was the first school to build a motion-capture lab offering classes in pre-visualization and virtual cinematography–a production method used in James Cameron’s Avatar. Preparing you for ever-evolving changes in technology is important, but so are classical drawing and storytelling skills. We emphasize both areas while offering one of the country’s best B.A. programs in animation coupled with a liberal arts degree. Small class sizes encourage a high degree of student-faculty interaction in course-work including visual effects, stop-motion, experimental animation, 2D and 3D, and game design.

The animation program supports the creative vision of each student, providing a safe space for you to grow as an artist. Fostering the collaborative filmmaking process is essential, too–you can see teamwork in action in the animation labs, with students actively creating their collective projects. And state-of-the-art networked computer workstations allow them to collaborate with ease.

At LMU, you own whatever work you produce, so your time here can be used for practical gain to develop your creative brand. Alumnus Van Partible made Johnny Bravo as his thesis film and then sold it to Cartoon Network, becoming a classic TV show that remains one of its most successful all-time series.

Hands-on experience and the opportunity to explore your personal vision–the animation program grooms you for leadership roles in emerging industries and helps you realize your dream of making great films.

Career Opportunities

Storyboard artist
3D animator
Flash animator
Character designer
Game developer
Web Design

LMU Alumni

Raul Guerra (Family Guy)
Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Justice League)
Jay Oliva (Batman, Man of Steel, Superman: Doomsday)
Pete Oswald (ParaNorman, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs)
Van Partible (Johnny Bravo)