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There are many places to attend film school but there's definitely something to be said to going to school in the heart of all of the action. Below is a listing of the top LA Film Schools and it's surrounding area ranked by the review system as of January 2019.

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  1. USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)
  2. Chapman University - Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (M.F.A.)
  3. USC Cinematic Arts - Writing for Screen & Television (MFA)
  4. LMU - Film & Television Production (M.F.A.)
  5. American Film Institute (AFI) - Screenwriting
  6. American Film Institute (AFI) - Producing
  7. American Film Institute (AFI) - Editing
  8. American Film Institute (AFI) - Directing
  9. American Film Institute (AFI) - Cinematography
  10. LMU - Writing & Producing for Television (M.F.A.)
  11. LMU - Writing for the Screen (M.F.A.)
  12. California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)- Film Directing (M.F.A.)
  13. California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) - Program in Film and Video (M.F.A.)
  14. UCLA TFT - Cinematography (M.F.A.)
  15. UCLA TFT - Production/Directing (M.F.A.)
  16. UCLA TFT - Screenwriting (M.F.A.)
  17. UCLA TFT - Producers Program (M.F.A.)
  18. USC Cinematic Arts - Peter Stark Producing Program (MFA)
  19. New York Film Academy (NYFA) - Los Angeles (MFA Program)
  20. Cal State Northridge (CSUN) - MFA in Screenwriting Program
  21. Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) - M.F.A. In Screenwriting
Is your favorite school not ranked as high on the list as you would like? Submit a Review for it and/or leave a comment below.