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American Film Institute

2021 North Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90027

United States

Telephone: 323-856-7600


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Christopher N. Oberg

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: February 17, 2017

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 1999

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2002

Undergraduate FTE: 0

Graduate FTE: 337

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Semester

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

Accreditation Liaison OfficerTom EngferVice Dean, Academic
Board of Directors ChairBob DalyChair, Board of
Chief Academic OfficerTom EngferVice Dean, Academic
Chief Executive OfficerBob
Chief Financial OfficerLang
Director Institutional ResearchSoraira
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
02222000American Film InstituteLos AngelesMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Directing Workshop for WomenNon-degree1974On-Site
Production DesignMasters1969On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2021Progress Report
Spring2023Offsite Review
Fall2023Accreditation Visit