SFTV Playa Vista Campus

Exterior of the Playa Vista Campus as the sun sets behind it

LMU debuted its Playa Vista Campus in 2018. The 50,000-square-foot space comprises 35,000 square feet for SFTV and 15,000 square feet dedicated to a dynamic, evolving calendar of interdisciplinary programming.

Location & Hours of Operation

LMU’s Playa Vista campus is located at 12105 West Waterfront Drive. We reside on the second floor of the building, with entry to the space via the elevators at the 1st floor street level in Core Lobby 1.

The campus is open seven days a week, from 8am – 12am. There will be additional hours of availability during the peak times on the academic calendar.

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Playa Vista Campus is currently closed.

Shuttle Service

LMU Shuttle service between the Westchester campus and the Playa Vista Campus is available six days a week.

Monday – Friday

  • 7:30am - 11:30am, every 30 minutes
  • 11:30am - 8:30pm, every 15 minutes
  • 8:30pm - 11:30pm, every 30 minutes


  • 9:00am - 5:30pm, every 30 minutes

Please check the Shuttle Schedule to find hours of operation during University Holidays and the summer months.

The two stops on Westchester campus are located at the University Hall flagpole and Lawton Plaza. The shuttle will stop at the Playa Vista Campus and during return trips to Westchester Campus only, it will also stop at "The Runway" (retail/restaurant stop) in Playa Vista.

Mobile App - Playa Vista Shuttle Tracker

Our app name is LMU Transit, and is available for download on both iOS and Android platforms.


Students may choose to drive their personal vehicles to the LMU Playa Vista Campus. There is currently no charge for street parking on West Waterfront Drive. Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is limited at peak times. Paid off-street parking is available, subject to posted rates.


The Playa Vista Campus supports a wide range of creative work, including screenwriting, film directing, film production and editing, film and television studies, sound recording and mixing, web design, and VR/AR production.

Playa Vista Campus Floorplan

Teaching & Learning Spaces

These spaces offer world-class amenities for SFTV students and faculty, and will evolve to meet emerging needs:

  • 11 classrooms, including two high-end collaborative active learning classrooms
  • 2 “black box” teaching and production stages
  • 3 flexible studios with green-screen backdrops and moveable partitions
  • 12-seat sound mixing stage with Avid S6 console
  • 18-seat multi-use sound mix classroom with attached ADR/Foley stage
  • 1 Additional ADR/Foley stage
  • 16-seat Avid editing lab
  • 8 professional-level Avid editing rooms with additional private teaching space
  • Color correction Studio with Christie 2K projector and 4K video monitoring
  • Student Production Office (SPO), with resources and staff to aid student productions
  • 2 large “collaboration spaces/living rooms” with a variety of seating and table options for group and individual work
  • A café-like lounge area

Event Venues

SFTV hosts many receptions, screenings, and other events in its Playa Vista home:

  • The Gallery, a 5,000 square foot flexible-use event and meeting space
  • Elevated stage, projection screen, and podium
  • 45-seat graded theater
  • 28-seat screening room
  • 3 general-use rooms for classes or meetings