AFI Conservatory campus tours consist of an overview of our MFA programs. Guests can see the facilities and better understand the six disciplines offered to prospective candidates — Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. If you are interested specifically in the AFI Conservatory and its programs, please visit or contact our main phone number at 323.856.7740.

Campus tours are offered on Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m, and starting on August 26, tours will also be offered on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Please see schedule below of blackout dates and campus closures:

  • September 2, 2019 (no campus tour)
  • October 14th, 2019 (no campus tour)
  • November 28–29, 2019 (no campus tour; AFI Conservatory campus closed)
  • December 21, 2019 – January 6, 2020 (AFI Conservatory campus closed)
  • January 6, 2020 (no campus tour)
  • January 20, 2020 (no campus tour)
  • February 17, 2020 (no campus tour)

To RSVP, email, in advance, and let us know when you’d like to schedule a visit and how many are in your party. You will receive a confirmation via email.

Please plan to arrive no later than 15 minutes before the tour start time. From August through the end of May, parking is extremely limited, so allow plenty of time to secure parking. There is no fee for parking on campus. If you find that there is no parking on campus, please call our office at 323.856.7740. Campus security may be able to direct you to an available space.

Group Tours

Please email the Admissions Office at for inquiry into a group tour. We can generally accommodate tours of no more than 15 with 2-3 weeks advance notice. If you can filter your group to a maximum of seven at a time on one of our regular tour days, please RSVP to our weekly tour by contacting the Admissions Office.

All tours begin at the Admissions Office:

Warner Bros. Building, Room 214
American Film Institute
2021 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

AFI Conservatory Information Session

The Admissions office will host an info session for prospective AFI Fellows to learn more about the Conservatory Programs, including the Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting disciplines. Meet AFI faculty and alums, watch student work and tour the campus! Kindly RSVP by October 4 to reserve your spot and receive event details.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
1:30-4:00 p.m.

Mark Goodson Screening Room
American Film Institute
2021 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027