Our facilities are extraordinary!
You’ll discover an exciting array of state-of-the-art tools, technology and equipment rivaling any professional studio, production house or Broadway stage such as our Freud Playhouse and Little Theater. From the best film and digital cameras to classic film and TV soundstages and a real working back lot, to high-end mixing and scoring stages and the finest post-production editing suites and facilities, we stand alongside the best of the breed.
In addition to our relationship with the Geffen Playhouse, we have two major working theaters, fantastic rehearsal spaces, and professional costume, scenic and prop shops on campus that are home to our amazing year long theatrical repertory and musical theater seasons. We also have cutting-edge research labs such as REMAP and the Walter Lantz Digital Animation Lab that help define where the digital future is going.
We’re home to Dolby and the American Society of Cinematographers who look to us to help them test next-stage technology. Our Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum is our cinematheque screening facility for the Archive, and our James Bridges Theater on campus is considered one of the finest screening rooms in the world, with the rare ability to screen classic nitrate prints from among the treasures in our Archive.
Our students have access to it all, giving them the chance to produce. To perform. To create. To tell their story. To learn by doing. To study the theory, and then put it into practice.