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IPEDS ID: 108870
OPE ID: 02222000
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American Film Institute Conservatory
2021 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, California 90027-1625
General information:  (323) 856-7600
Website:  www.afi.com
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  341 (0 undergraduate)
Admissionswww.afi.com/Conservatory
Apply Onlinewww.afi.com/conservatory/admissions/default.aspx
Financial Aidwww.afi.com/conservatory/financialaid/fa.aspx
Net Price Calculatorwww.afi.com/conservatory/netprice/npcalc.htm
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.afi.com/conservatory/faqs.aspx
Disability Serviceswww.afi.com/conservatory/federal_disclosures.aspx
Mission Statement
  "The Conservatory at the American Film Institute identifies and serves future leaders in the art of motion pictures. As an institution with the mission of educating storytellers, we seek those who have stories to tell and whose language of choice is motion pictures. The Conservatory is committed to the idea that motion pictures are a major influence on both our culture and society. While teaching the craft of making motion pictures to cinematographers, directors, editors, production designers, producers and screenwriters, the Conservatory is dedicated to the art that each discipline serves — the art of storytelling.

AFI Conservatory Core Values: We expect leadership, initiative, integrity and the communication necessary for successful collaboration in a professional environment. By means of these core values, the Conservatory inspires each Fellow to discover an authentic voice.

AFI Conservatory Objectives:
To examine the origins and techniques of storytelling.
To graduate Fellows fully equipped to meet the highest professional standards of their discipline.
To graduate Fellows with a deep appreciation and understanding of the art of motion pictures."
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
None
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty1292
Instructional1292
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-26
Instructional-26
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$52,244
Fees$3,158
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

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  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all graduate)341
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 53%
Female: 47%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 34%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 41%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Visual and Performing Arts
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1106
Category total1106
Grand total1106
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
  • Average amounts of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
WASC Senior College and University Commission 6/30/1999 - 6/21/2002Accredited
6/21/2002 -  Accredited
6/21/2002 - 6/30/1999Pre-Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs9/1/1982 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary420
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate2.7%4.0%2.5%
Number in default232
Number in repayment727479
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)