Spielberg, Tarantino, and Wes Anderson all had to start somewhere. That somewhere is an undergraduate film program where you will hone your skills as a future writer, director, producer, editor, cameraman, and lighting technician. Yet it is important to note that film schools vary greatly in the quality of instructors, possession of high-end equipment, and connections to the industry that can be essential when graduates begin networking in order to land their first jobs. The usual suspects (or Usual Suspects since we’re talking about film), like USC and NYU grace our list, but so do many schools far from the entertainment hubs of New York and L.A. All of these institutions produce graduates that are prepared to chase their filmmaking dreams.
Loyola Marymount University
New York University
Savannah College of Art and Design
University of California, Los Angeles
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of Southern California
For a more extensive list of top film schools, please click here.
Mr. Salowe was kind enough to share a list of his own with me and because of his experience and knowledge of the CHS student population, I would like to share that list also:
CUNY – City University & Brooklyn College
U of Texas – Austin
University of Pittsburgh
U of Arts - Philadelphia