Starting their ninth grade year, AMA students pick one of our two career pathways to focus on: Digital Filmmaking or Film Animation.
In addition the Visual and Performing Arts department offers music, dance, theater, art, and photography classes for additional elective enrichment. These classes are not part of the two AMA pathways though.
Currently, the AMA is working to strengthen partnerships with companies and individuals throughout the business, education, and entertainment industries. Notable partners include:
UCLA SHAPE (Students Heightening Academic Performance through Education) tutoring
Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California
Lawndale Cable Channel
Cal State University Dominguez Hills
Columbia College of Hollywood
Musicians Institute Los Angeles
El Camino College
South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB)
South Bay Digital Media Arts Consortium
Manhattan Beach Studios
Other individual partners include people from Lionsgate, Warner Brothers, and NBCUniversal.
Writer, Producer, Director, Actor/Actress, Cinematographer, Production Designer, Art Director, Film Editor, Filmmaker, Grip, Electric, Stage/ Set Designer, Lighting/ Sound Operator, Fly Systems Operator, Costume Designer, Make-up Designer, Music Composer, Music Producer, Audio Engineer, 2D/3D Animator, Game Art, Computer Animator, Illustrator, Advertiser Marketer, Photographer, Music or Film Distributor, Graphic and Interactive Communications
College and Career Ready Individuals
Independent and Collaborative Critical Thinkers and Problem Solvers
Socially Aware and Responsive Community Members
In addition to college preparatory classes, AMA students take one yearly elective within their pathway. Each class builds on the skills learned the year before and must be taken in order.
Digital Filmmaking Pathway //
Animation Pathway //
The AMA average attendance rate was 95.30%.
The AMA A-G completion was 47% for seniors.
University of Southern California
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Cruz
Cal State Los Angeles
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Northridge
Cal State Long Beach
Cal State Dominguez Hills
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Columbia College Hollywood
Texas Christian University
Warren Wilson College
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Northern Arizona University
San Francisco State University
Chico State University