Program Categories: Cartooning, Character Animation, Experimental Animation, Computer Animation/Digital Art, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Multimedia/Games, Web Graphics/Design, Web Animation, Animation History/Theory, Vocational Training
Public or Private Institution: public
Number of Students: 29,000
Number of Foreign Students: 1:25
Teacher / Student Ratio: 1: 20
Year Program First Started: 2002
Cost Per Credit: $11 CA Residents, $152-162 Non-residents
Fees / Tuition Information: Per Semester Fees: Health fee $11, Parking fee $20, Associated Student Union Membership $7 All instructional materials, project material costs, and books.
Is Financial Aid Available? yes
Financial Aid Information: Financial Aid is made available by federal and state governments and private sources in the form of grants, scholarships , loans and employment. This assistance makes it possible for students to continue their education beyond high school, even if they and their family cannot meet the full costs of the post secondary school they choose to attend. The basis for such assistance is the belief that parents have the primary responsibility to assist their dependents in meeting educational costs. Financial aid is available only to fill the gap between a family's contribution and the student's yearly academic expenses.
Entrance Requirements: Anyone 18 years or older qualifies for admission to East Los Angeles College. People under 18 qualify if they have graduated from high school or if they pass the California High School Proficiency test. High School students may concurrently enroll at ELAC with the consent of their parents and high school and get an early start on their college education and pay no tuition. Applications and information on registration for day and evening classes are available from the Admissions Office by calling (323) 265-8966 or visit us on the web at www.elac.edu.
Facilities / Equipment: Three networked computer labs:
3D computer animation lab (Maya)
Multimedia -digital imaging lab
2D animation computer lab
Four digital video/audio workstations
Three pencil test Lunchbox workstations
The Vincent Price Art Gallery
Program Philosophy: The East Los Angeles College Art Department is dedicated to educating professional artists in an environment that promotes innovation and excellence. An arts education will prepare students to meet the challenges of the information age through the conception, creation, and shaping of visual communication using advanced technology and traditional skills.
Faculty Description: The Art Department faculty are distinguished profesional artists and scholars. Their teaching philosophy is based on a pragmatic, disciplined, scholarly pursuit of the visual arts and a strong commitment to student success. In addition, professional artists representing major studios, independent commercial artists, university art schools and many aspects of the film industry are members of the Art Department Advisory Board ensuring that curriculum reflects current industry practices. The faculty include: Jim Uyekawa, Dr. Marie Alanen, Linda Kallan, Chris Moreno, Michael Owens, Dr. Katherine Pfeiffer, Chris Turk, Robert Acuna, Alireza Ahmadpour, Michael Arata, Margaret Griffith, Tulsa Kinney, Cynthia Lewis, Steve Monaci, Chris Nielsen, Molly Schulps, Maria Vasilkovski, and Sandra Vista.
Career Placement Information: The Art Department offers several certificate programs designed to provide students with entry-level skills for employment in commercial art related fields. Directed studies in specific areas of the visual arts are available to help students hone their portfolios in preparation for employment. Internships are also encouraged to obtain work experience in areas of interest to foster a student's career development.