CATALOG 2017 - 2018

Academic Support


LACM’s Office of Academic Advising is ready to answer questions and offer the best solutions for students. The Office of Academic Advising is available to help students with:

  • Registration
  • Academic Planning
  • Study Skills/Organization
  • Time Management
  • Workshops
  • Tutoring Programs
  • Student Activities
  • Federal Work Study
  • Outreach and Support for Numerous Issues
  • General Advice
  • Student Status Change
    • Leave of Absence
    • Extended Applied Learning Absence
    • Withdrawal
    • Re-admission
    • Change of Program/Major

Schedule an appointment:

[email protected], 626-568-8850


Student tutoring programs are available to students in need of extra assistance outside of class. Any student interested should contact the Office of Academic Advising for more details.

Career Center

The LACM Career Center is open to all students on a drop-in basis along with an open door policy for visiting alumni. Services include resume’ coaching, career development workshops, assistance with finding gigs and internship opportunities, and weekly one-on-one career counseling sessions with top music industry professionals.

The Career Center regularly hosts educational and networking events for students and alumni. The center also organizes exclusive audition opportunities and offers a number of accessible electronic resources for students through LACM’s Populi system. For more information on how to take advantage of LACM Career Center services and electronic resources, email [email protected]

International Students

As an international student you will be an integral part of our community here at LACM. We have a wide array of resources available to see that your transition into student life at LACM is as seamless and enjoyable as possible. International Student Services will guide you through the steps of obtaining a visa, and throughout your studies, keep you informed of visa regulations, and provide support.


To study in the United States you will need to obtain a student visa. There are two different student visa categories, F-1 and M-1, and the program you plan to attend determines which category you can apply for. Students enrolling in LACM’s Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts or Associate of Arts programs are eligible to apply for the F-1 visa, while students enrolling in LACM’s Diploma program are eligible to apply for the M-1 visa.

However, before applying for a visa, you will need a Form I-20, which is a U.S. Government document that LACM’s International Student Services will issue and mail to you after all required documents have been received and approved. The form will indicate appropriate visa type and program dates.


  • Apply and be accepted to one of the LACM programs
  • Sign the Enrollment Agreement and pay the Enrollment Fee
  • Submit the I-20 Requirements – related forms will be mailed to you, as well as an International Student Packet with detailed instructions


  • Copy of passport – must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States
  • International Student Processing form
  • Affidavit of Support form (if applicable)
  • Official financial statement(s) verifying that you or your sponsor has sufficient funds to cover your educational and living expenses for the first year of study


Form I-20 Processing Fee: $100.00
Form I-20 Mailing Fee: $85.00


Visa regulations require international students to maintain a full-time course load (12 credits minimum) each academic quarter.


Neither LACM nor the U.S. Government require international students to purchase health insurance; however, it is recommended. Students wishing to purchase U.S. health insurance coverage may do so independently.

For other visa related inquiries and other concerns, please contact our International Student Services department:

[email protected]

Technological Resources

LACM is proud to provide technological resources for our students. Students are provided access to recording studios, rental instruments and computer labs with updated industry software. Students are responsible for using technological resources responsibly and will be held financially responsible for any damage to school property. Students should be aware that LACM is not responsible for providing services to any personal equipment. For detailed policies in regards to student equipment and technology, please refer to the Code of Conduct & Expectations section of the Catalog.

Student Services

An enjoyable educational experience is maintained with the help of students, not only faculty and staff. Students must observe the following guidelines while on-campus:

  • No food or drinks (except water) are allowed in classrooms or practice labs.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and skates are allowed through the Student Entrance. Riding inside the LACM North and South buildings is strictly prohibited. These forms of self-propelled transportation can be locked at the South building courtyard. All of these forms of self- propelled transportation kept in the courtyard must be registered in the Student Services Office.
  • Personal mail sent to LACM will be returned to sender.
  • Smoking cigarettes is permitted ONLY in the designated smoking area behind the LACM campus. Please discard cigarette butts in the ashtrays provided.
  • Do not litter on the LACM campus. Please throw out all garbage and keep the campus clean.


LACM recommends that all students bring a recording device such as a hand-held digital recorder or a successful cell phone recording application.

  • Vocalists must bring their own microphone and XLR cables for practice outside of class.
  • Drummers must bring cymbals, a hi-hat clutch and stand, a practice pad, single or double pedals; and sticks, washers and felts.
  • Guitarists and bassists must bring a metronome, tuner, cables, and their instrument. LACM also recommends having extra strings and picks.
  • Amps, drum kits, and PA systems are provided in the classrooms and labs.
  • Additional instruments and other equipment can be checked out for practice using an LACM student ID card as a deposit at the South building student entrance. One item may be checked out at a time. LACM does not loan instruments or other equipment for off-campus use.


Lockers are assigned at orientation and students must purchase a combination or key lock to secure their belongings. Lockers for Drum department students can accommodate cymbals up to 21 inches in diameter. Lockers for Guitar and Bass department students can accommodate instruments in soft cases; hard cases will not fit.


Monthly and daily parking is available for a fee at the Metro Gold Line Del Mar Station located near LACM. Free street parking is available to everyone, but be sure to observe posted parking laws. Daily parking is also available for a fee in the small lot on the opposite side of Fair Oaks Avenue.