Relativity School — the four-year entertainment-focused college based at LA Center Studios — has officially re-branded as Studio School, Los Angeles. In making the announcement it said, “the name change is intended to more accurately reflect the breadth and depth of programs offered by the school” but what they didn’t say is that it is clearly an attempt to distance themselves from Ryan Kavanaugh and his failed company, Relativity.

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Kavanaugh was instrumental in beginning the school four years ago as an immersive educational model that combines school with on-hands experience in film, TV, digital and even acting. Kavanaugh provided financing as well as a pipeline to provide practical experiences in all aspects of the entertainment industry. The school is graduating their first class in the Spring of 2018.

Many of the students from the school are already working within the entertainment industry and, not surprisingly, enrollment at Studio School has steadily increased each year since the school’s opening.

Studio School, Los Angeles is an accredited branch campus of Hussian College designed for commercial arts and academic programming. Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs at Studio School focus on film and digital content, acting, commercial dance, and entrepreneurship. The school offers specialized tracks in producing, casting management, and marketing within the industry with an emphasis in entrepreneurship.

The name change takes effect immediately.