1. The FilmSchool.org community has been helping people apply to film school since 2002. Log in or Create an Account and get your film school questions answered. (It's free!)

New Reviews

  1. Alex Rogozea reviewed a Film School in the category United Kingdom.

    NFTS - Digital Effects

    4.5/5,
    "Digital Effects MA"
    I went on a 2 year long Digital effects MA course and now I'm 6 months after graduation. I already have 9 months of work experience and am working at Foundry at the moment. First year is full of exercises (3D modelling, motion capture, motion control and so on) - working on-set with the other departments (DPs, Art, etc) is one of the best things at NFTS because you get a sense of how the industry works. Second year is where you specialize (3D, 2D or Colour Grading) and when you start to be...
  2. Alex Rogozea reviewed a Film School in the category United Kingdom.

    National Film and Television School (NFTS)

    4.5/5,
    "Digital Effects MA"
    I went on a 2 year long Digital effects MA course and now I'm 6 months after graduation. I already have 9 months of work experience and am working at Foundry at the moment. First year is full of exercises (3D modelling, motion capture, motion control and so on) - working on-set with the other departments (DPs, Art, etc) is one of the best things at NFTS because you get a sense of how the industry works. Second year is where you specialize (3D, 2D or Colour Grading) and when you start to be...
  3. Sibi Naayagam reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)

    5/5,
    "THE BEST Film School!"
    I have finished my first semester and it has lived up to my great expectations. The semester just blew past me. There was so much to do and so much to learn! I just can't wait for the next semester to begin. USC School of Cinematic Arts IS definitely the best film school.
  4. ImmigrantFilm reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    Chapman University - Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (M.F.A.)

    4/5,
    "Get What You Make Of It"
    I did my undergrad at Chapman, earning a BFA in film production. The MFA production program is also quite good, having pumped out some really prestigious award winning thesis films as of late (ITS JUST A GUN and ROCKET both won the student Academy Award), but the MFA students on average seem a little less committed compared to the undergrads: it really feels like a BFA school more than anything. The Film Studies program is pretty wonky to be completely honest. Many of my favorite teachers...
    Chris W likes this.
  5. boopthatnose reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    International Film Institute of New York

    5/5,
    "Best Summer Intensive Program"
    I spent a lot of time researching for the right summer program for me. Save for those conducted by universities, most of the others are scams and their sales representatives are relentless in their pursuit for international students. So I think it is important to state at the outset that the International Film Institute of New York Summer Intensive is a legitimate program that I wish I could experience all over again. The defined and structured curriculum gave me a solid foundation in...
  6. Craig Maddux reviewed a Film School in the category United Kingdom.

    Raindance Postgraduate

    5/5,
    "Fantastic People and Creative Freedom"
    No, my pros and cons are not a mistake. The best thing about Raindance also makes it the hardest. There is nobody spoon-feeding you; laying out out a series of tick boxes or Reese's Pieces for you to follow. You design your degree based on your interests and passions. The fantastic Raindance mentors and staff help you meet the uni requirements based on your plan. Just as in real life, you'll get sometimes conflicting advice on which path to follow. But you'll suck it up, make your...
  7. Mike Milton reviewed a Film School in the category United Kingdom.

    Raindance Postgraduate

    5/5,
    "A Film School with a Difference"
    Many people will advise that the best film school is on-set experience. This program ensures you can get that while also being supported academically and professionally in researching your negotiated program. People taking this course include emerging filmmakers and people with decades of experience. Refining and renegotiating your program to accommodate what you have learned is expected (ie: not a hassle) The program can be fit into a working filmmaker's life.
  8. Miles S. Crossman reviewed a Film School in the category United Kingdom.

    Raindance Postgraduate

    5/5,
    "Great opportunity for self directed study."
    As a student of Raindance Postgrad since Nov. 2015, I can only say that this is the perfect school for persons seeking to study in concert with other commitments, whether that be work, family or the inability to travel this distance education package allows you the freedom to choose your own adventure. My experience has been fantastic, both my mentor and advisor have been enormously helpful and at times mind blowing. But here's the catch: YOU must be incredibly focused and have a can do...
  9. Emily01 reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)

    5/5,
    "Great Admitted Students Day"
    I just went to their graduate admitted students day, and needless to say, it's pretty understandable why they continuously rank top 3 on every Best Film School list. Friendly and knowledgeable faculty, committed students, and they had pulled a nice, diverse group together for this coming year which is very important to me as a filmmaker. Not sure where I'm going yet, but definitely impressed!
    Chris W likes this.
  10. Robin reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    Western State Colorado University (WSCU)

    5/5,
    "Awesome Low-Residency Screenwriting Program!"
    I graduated from WSCU's MFA program in 2015 and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think not enough people know about the program, so I wanted to share some information about it. I chose the school because it was low-residency so I could keep working without having to move for classes, and because the screenwriting professors all were industry professionals working in Los Angeles. I got a dual MFA in both Fiction Writing and Screenwriting, so it really mattered to me that the people teaching have...
    Chris W likes this.
  11. mee783 reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    USC Cinematic Arts - Summer Program

    4/5,
    "Good place to meet people and make connections"
    I attended the Disney production programme and it was a great experience. I got to meet many people enthusiastic about making films and got involved in many different projects. We had to write, direct, edit or/and produce at least one film. We also had the opportunity to go and interact with people working in disney as well as film on one of the lots. Despite the programme being of a short time, I gained a lot of experience and knowledge about filmmaking.
  12. Anonymous reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    University of North Carolina - School of the Arts

    5/5,
    "My Number 1 School"
    Overall, this is my first choice out of all the schools I want to go to next year because they work you like you are going to work in the industry. You have the ability to work on other students' projects every weekend and gain that experience early on. As a freshmen you work in every single position in a project. You direct your own film and then work as an editor on your friend's and then again as a DP on someone else's project and so on. This school's approach to teaching is the very...
    Yunzhi and Chris W like this.
  13. Operator reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    4/5,
    "Good school"
    I attended this school from Jan 2015 to Dec 2016 after transferring in from a community college. Overall, I had a great experience. As with any college, you will have professors/instructors that you hate and are full of themselves. One thing about this school that really annoyed me is, when students skip half the semester they still get A's. It seems like a lot of professors just give a blanket grade to the entire class. The horror movie class in the summer semester is great. It's taught by...
    Chris W likes this.
  14. Romano Natale reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    International Film Institute of New York

    5/5,
    "Best film program I have ever been to."
    Well I couldn't figure out how to make this site give them more stars. I had an amazing experience at The International Film Institute of New York in the 5 week summer intensive . First the Sarah Lawrence Campus is beautiful and is a great location right near the City if you want to visit it in your free time. This Course is run like a Graduate level class crammed into 5 short weeks in which you will learn more about film than you can at any other program. I had Keola as my script supervisor...
Loading...