About Us

The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) is recognized globally for our exceptional traditional and digital art education programs for over 10 years. We are now excited to offer students from around the world the opportunity to be trained online by our accomplished list of instructors who are professional Entertainment and Fine Artists working in the Animation, Film, Gaming and Fine Art Industry.


Our 8-week classes will include a variety of digital and traditional options. Classes will focus on building strong foundations for both media in the subject taught throughout the course. 

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We offer a selection of online traditional and digital classes that are perfect for students who are unable to commit to a weekly schedule or those wanting additional classes that are not offered in our other programs. 

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3-Year Entertainment Art Degree Program – Students receive a balanced education that starts with foundational training (anatomy, drawing, composition, painting, sculpting) to advanced drawing and digital skills and ends with the application of these skills to software appropriate for the visual development of illustrations, film, games, and animation.

3- Year Fine Art Degree Program - Focuses on representational drawing and painting combined with contemporary critique-based methodology. Students are given the tools and knowledge that allow them to pursue their own voice and thought-provoking body of work.

Certificate Programs - LAAFA offers certificate programs in Fine Art and Entertainment Art.  These programs are designed for students who do not wish to pursue a BFA degree. The three-year Atelier Certificate Program includes the same balanced curriculum with fewer liberal arts and sciences requirements. 

Intensive Tracks - Students who are interested in enrolling in a full-time course of study without pursing a formal degree or certificate.  Tracks are open to all students who are interested in professional growth, personal development and preparatory art study.

Individual Art Classes & Workshops - Each quarter we offer a variety of anatomy, drawing, painting, sculpting and digital classes and /or workshops for all students. 

Visit LAAFA.org for additional information about our on-campus programs.

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