Top 10 film schools

Top 10 film schools

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Education is your best ticket to success, and film-school education is no different. In fact, an education in film is the best bet to earning a place in the entertainment industry. However, it is not just film education per se. Filmmakers are constantly in search of new talents among the cream of the crop who can fill in the most coveted spots in the business. And why not? Foremost mediocrity has no place in the entertainment industry since this form of art is likewise a very competitive business. Who hasn’t watched a movie? We all know what this means.

The top 10 film schools are at the same time the most selective schools and expensive (if not state-funded). The biggest advantage each student has when studying in one of the top 10 film schools is that you’ll be meeting some of the most celebrated professionals in the business who will be your instructors. Such is the case among film schools in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, London, and Paris.

In the United States, the top 10 film schools are either in California or New York where the entertainment culture is most robust and near to “where the action is”. In late 2006, deans and senior faculty compiled this list of the top 10 film schools for that year.

Top 10 film schools in the U.S.
Specifically, this ranking actually identified the top graduate film schools but simply, they are also the best undergraduate film schools. The New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the University of Southern California both sit on the number one position. Both schools are reputed for their unmatched quality of education and training. The Tisch School of the Arts was founded in 1965 while the USC Film was established a lot earlier, in 1929.

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (on the third spot) is the only school that integrates the study of film, theater, television, and digital media into one. Each year, 300 students are awarded with endowments from benefactors amounting to $1 million. The American Film Institute (4th) was founded in 1967 (under the legislation of former President Lyndon Johnson) to train the next generation of filmmakers as well as those who want to make this art form into a life’s work) and to preserve the American film heritage.

Established in 1961 by Walt and Roy Disney, the California Institute of the Arts (5th) boasts of education that is based on experimentation, advance excellence, critical reflection, and independent inquiry for the glory of this art.

The next five of the top 10 film schools are the following and their ranks: Columbia University in New York (6th), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (7th) and University of Texas-Austin (7th). Tying on the 9th place are Florida State University, Northwestern University at Illinois, and Temple University.