Student Services

Studio School takes a holistic approach towards developing the full potential of each student and learning doesn't just happen in the classroom. Our job is to enrich the lives of our students and support a lifetime of achievement by fostering personal/professional best practices, facilitating collaborative experiences, empowering creative expressions and supporting our students in their needs.

We start as soon as you arrive with three full days immersed in informational tours, workshops, mixer events and faculty advisement. These are all part of The Studio School First Year Experience which continues throughout the semester with breakout sessions and weekend workshops. A complete list of offerings is presented on your first day but some highlights include:

4-Year Career Development Commitment

  • Access to workshops, master classes + Hollywood Insider Series events
  • Resume + Cover Letter editing appointments
  • Access to exclusive Internships + Pre-Professional Opportunities
  • Career Information Release completion
  • 1:1 career development sessions w/ Director of Campus Life + Career Development
  • Development of online professional portfolio for
  • Posting of online professional portfolio for
  • Pre-graduation exit counseling session
  • Employment Placement Assistance
  • Studio School Job Boards
  • Verification of Employment

Developed by: Jennifer Boen
Director of Campus Life + Career Development



All new students complete part one of the following Everfi courses prior to arrival on campus for Orientation:

  • AlcoholEDU – AlcoholEDU is designed to help you make healthy and safe decisions while attending college.
  • Haven – Haven is a program created to address relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking.
  • Transit – Transit empowers you with the skills to successfully manage your finances while in school and beyond and minimizes dropout and student loan defaults through education.

As soon as you arrive on campus, orientation starts with three full days immersed in informational tours, workshops, mixer events and faculty advisement. These are all part of The Studio School First Year Experience which continues throughout the semester with breakout sessions and weekend workshops. A complete list of offerings is presented on your first day but some highlights include:

  • Goal Setting Workshop
  • Organizing Your Life
  • The Green Initiative
  • One-On-One with your Faculty Advisement
  • Financial Literacy
  • Paying Back Your Student Loans
  • Computer Lab
  • Safety Overview + Emergency Protocols
  • Best Practices for School + Life
  • Library Tour and Research Workshop
  • Nutrition + Wellness

The Registrar is responsible for the academic integrity of student records. The Registrar verifies enrollment for current and previous students, distribute grade, issues transcripts, processes degree petitions, performs degree audits, and issues diplomas. The Registrar also assist students with course registration, student status inquiries and procedures (Leave of Absence, Withdraw, etc.) and informs students of satisfactory academic progress. Student class attendance is also monitored and recorded by the Registrar.


Studio School is committed to assisting students and their family in financing their education. Financial aid assistance is provided in various programs such as Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Direct Loans and Parent PLUS loans. All domestic students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for any Federal Financial Aid.


Students that may be experiencing personal difficulties too specialized to handle in school will be advised of appropriate referrals to professional agencies within the community. Students wishing to discuss such a situation should make an appointment with the Director of Student Services or appropriate staff person. The confidentiality of the students will be respected. Students also have access to WellConnect, a confidential and voluntary counseling and resource referral service provided at no cost by Studio School.

Additionally, the Dean of Student Services oversees a team of trained professionals centered in the Hub in F-10. Student Services provides a wide offering of services, from personal counseling, career counseling, extracurricular programming, international services, transportation solutions, to registrar services and financial aid. For any of these services, appointments are available upon a student’s request.


The Dean of Student Services coordinates assistance for enrolled International Students and ensures immigration compliance. A non-immigrant student F-1 Visa is required for all degree programs. Studio School will assist students in obtaining such visas and will confirm student status with inquiring agencies. An I-20 immigration form will be issued to the student upon meeting all entrance and financial requirements. The student must take the I-20 form to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in his or her county of residence to obtain a student visa in order to enter the United States. All students who attend Relativity School with a valid non-immigrant student status are required to comply with all United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS) regulations.

If you are unsure about a policy (i.e., wish to change your course of study, travel outside the United States, or accept employment), always check with the International Student advisor, who is the key contact for all international students. The International Student Advisor serves as the Designated School Official (DSO) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They also provide assistance and guidance with policies and procedures regarding non-immigrant student issues.

The school employs a Director of Campus Life + Career Development in Student Services that consults with students on professional goal-setting and arranges for additional pre-professional and professional opportunities. Student Services will reach out to new students to set an initial appointment and exit interviews. Workshops and Special Events are scheduled regularly for student support and development. See the Studio School Professional Development Commitment for more information about career development, support and services. Specialized appointments are available upon request to address career-related issues or questions. Our goal in this process is to strongly position all students for gainful employment.

At Studio School, we encourage students, faculty and staff to take care the “whole” you—including your body, mind and spirit. College can be overwhelming during necessary periods of high-level stress (final exams, project debuts, professionals) so we offer workshops, informational events, local resources, student discounts and support services to keep our students on the right path.

Student Resource Services (WellConnect) provides students, faculty and staff at Studio School with confidential and professional guidance including personal concerns and anything that may affect your performance at school. Counselors are available by telephone 24 hours a day, every single day including holidays and weekends. These services are provided Studio School at no cost.

Counseling services include immediate and ongoing support for:

  • Stress from school, home or job
  • Worries about not having enough money
  • Relationship issues with a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend or parents
  • One-On-One with your Faculty Advisement
  • Financial Literacy
  • Paying Back Your Student Loans
  • Drug or alcohol problems that affect you or a loved one
  • Worries about children or finding a good child care
  • Test anxiety or time management challenges
  • Library Tour and Research Workshop
  • Housing or roommate problems



While Studio School does not offer dorms or other on-campus housing, your college experience includes finding the right living arrangements. Our Director of Campus Life + Career Development and the Housing Guide are available to help you with your search with finding adequate student housing in the Downtown Los Angeles Area.

Located within walking distance or a short shuttle ride to Los Angeles Center Studios, there are many options for downtown housing near Studio School. Modern, fully furnished or unfurnished housing is available in amenity-rich complexes offering fitness centers, residence lounges, swimming pools and more. Downtown Los Angeles is a thriving scene that includes L.A. LIVE, entertainment venues, movie theaters, farmers markets, organic/specialty retailers, supermarkets, unique cafés and more.

Studio School can assist you in contacting nearby apartment communities.

Download our housing guide.


We know that your college life is made up of more than just grades and test scores. In fact, we strive to help you make your experience well-rounded and reflective of the diverse interests and cultures represented on our campus. In addition to in-house screenings, guest speakers, master classes, departmental excursions and our innovative “Hollywood Insider Series,” you will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive one-of-a-kind offerings as they are made available and posted around campus. You can also talk to a student on the Studio School’s Student Council to find ways to get involved.