Film Schools

film schools

The American Film Institute

The American Film Institute is America’s promise to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. As a nonprofit educational arts organization, AFI provides leadership in film and television and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts.


Boston University

Boston University’s Film & Television program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. How you get there is largely up to you. Certain courses are required of all majors to provide a broad foundation in motion picture writing, visual literacy and studies. But the majority of your courses can be tailored to fit your interests and career goals. Choose your focus: Production, Screenwriting, Film and Television Studies or Management/Producing. Take additional courses in production or screenwriting. Pursue a minor from the vast offerings across BU. It’s wide open.


California Institute of the Arts

The School of Film/Video is one of the world’s foremost places for the study and practice of the art of the moving image as a personal, evolving and innovative art form. The School supports a full array of moving image/sound approaches with the overall goal of fostering “total film/videomaker artists.”


Chapman University

Recognized as one of the top ten film schools in the world and ranked #6 by The Hollywood Reporter among American film schools, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees that address the rapidly changing entertainment business, so you learn not only how to tell a story, but what it takes to pitch, produce, finance, market and distribute the stories you want to tell.


Columbia University

One of the things that differentiates Columbia from other top film schools is the importance placed on the “total filmmaker.” All incoming students must take classes in writing, directing and producing as well as history, theory and criticism.


DePaul University

DePaul was recently named a top film school by both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety for giving students real-world opportunities to work on Chicago’s film and television sets. Film and Television students take classes and work on their projects at DePaul’s 32,000 square foot professional production facility at Cinespace, next door to the production of high-profile series like Chicago PD, The Chi, and Empire.


Emerson College

At Emerson’s Department of Visual and Media Arts, the process of transforming your vision into reality is fast-paced, exciting, and rewarding. You’ll dive right in and start working with talented mentors, collaborators, and crew members from day one.


Florida State University

In 1989, the Florida State Legislature founded a flagship program in Tallahassee designed to prepare young filmmakers for successful careers in the entertainment industry. Decades later, the presence of the Florida State University Film School can be seen throughout the industry, producing award-winning alumni and acknowledged as “one of the world’s best” by The Hollywood Reporter.


Loyola Marymount University

Students participating in LMU’s Film, Television, and Media Studies program will undertake an academically interdisciplinary experience that provides the opportunity to understand the many ways in which filmmakers have used the media as a means of personal expression as well as a tool for interpreting the world. Through Film and Television courses, students gain the tools that allow them to critically examine the ways in which their own perceptions have been shaped and influenced by various forms of media.


MET Film School – London

Since launch in 2003 MetFilm has been committed to educational excellence and deep links into industry. To date we have educated over 9,000 students and 82% of students on courses of six months or longer are working in the creative industries. Our mission is to inspire a new generation of creative screen professionals, educating them in the new world of story-telling across multiple devices. By putting industry at the heart of everything we do, MetFilm School best equips its graduates for successful careers. Our goal is to build the greatest school of its type in the world, allowing students to pass seamlessly into work, using our experience to help businesses adapt and change in the ever-changing multichannel world.


NYU

When the School of the Arts was founded at NYU in 1965, it was heralded as a daring adventure — to be a school unlike any other. We met that challenge, and what has emerged over the last 50 years is the country’s preeminent center for the study of the performing, cinematic and emerging media arts.


Stanford

Work in the classroom, museum, and studio is designed to explore the historical and cultural meanings of works of art, to intensify visual perception of formal and expressive means, and to encourage insight into a variety of technical processes involved in the production of art, architecture, film, and design across a broad chronological and geographical range.


UCLA

The vision of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television is to serve as a premier global interdisciplinary professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.


USC

Our interdisciplinary approach enables students, regardless of their chosen area of specialization, to take courses across our seven disciplines, without boundaries, in order to train fully-formed media makers, collaborators, and scholars situated to flourish in their chosen career path.


University of Texas Austin

The University of Texas at Austin’s Radio-Television-Film department (UT RTF) supports a rich diversity of creative and scholarly pursuits. As one of the few top-ranking U.S. university programs in both media production and studies, UT RTF is one of the most affordable among its peers.


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University has long been a leader in undergraduate Film Studies. Since the 1960s, scholars in both the humanities and the social sciences have recognized cinema as the most important of the new forms of art developed in the 20th century–one which has had a profound and pervasive effect on all of modern culture. The growth of Film Studies as an academic discipline testifies to the importance of examining film not just as a cultural artifact, but also as an influential art form and an industry of global significance.