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  1. Sachin Dheeraj reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    UT Austin - MFA program in Film and Media Production

    5/5,
    "UT Austin review based on talking to current students/ alumni/ faculty"
    Pros: Affordable tuition compared to other schools. ~9k for Texas residents and ~18k for out of state, per annum Amazing TA opportunities guaranteed to almost every MFA student. Benefits: Resident tuition qualification, Free medical insurance, 6k stipend per semester, $1892 tuition reduction per semester (paying ~6k for 2nd year and ~3k for 3rd year) Great faculty, also great for exploring Documentary film making. Film funding - 1k for pre-thesis film, 7k for thesis film (Moody Innovation...
  2. Sachin Dheeraj reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)

    5/5,
    "USC review based on talking to current students/alumni"
    Pros: Really strong alumni network. Reputation and Prestige (World renowned). Opportunities to pitch to studio executives. Job opportunities/internships other than DP or directing in Hollywood. Surrounded by faculty who currently work in Hollywood. Student assistantships with hourly pay with sign on bonus of up to 5k. Scholarship opportunities for students who get their 1st or 2nd year films into good film festivals. Cons: Tuition fee: ~40k/annum ( total cost for 3 years might extend up...
  3. Anonymous reviewed a Film School in the category United Kingdom.

    National Film and Television School (NFTS)

    2/5,
    "Getting worse with every year."
    I agree with one of the comment I`ve read "In the past the only criterion to get there was talent/skills. Now the most important criterion are: gender, race, country, religion." In the last 5 years it started to be all about politics. The only course worth apply is VFX. Tutors have connections in film industry, they do provide job opportunities after graduation, they do have useful workshops. Rest courses are expensive wasting of time. Everything looks so nice before you sign agreement...
  4. Anonymous reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    Savannah College of Art and Design

    4/5,
    "Great Foundation"
    I really enjoyed my time here and appreciate the foundations classes we were required to take because they trained us to become artists, technically and conceptually. It definitely played a role in our filmmaking, regardless of how much I hated Drawing 1 & 2.
  5. Julia L reviewed a Film School in the category United States.

    University of North Carolina - School of the Arts

    5/5,
    "This School is Run like a Studio"
    I cannot express in words how valuable your education will be at this school. I've only been here for a single semester and I have already directed my own short on a sound stage and have been a part of 16 others in my film section. I've also worked on two six day shoots for 4th year films and started pre production for four 3rd year films as well as two 2nd year films. My main point being is that your film classes are not the only source of the film education you get here. You're working on...
  6. Anonymous reviewed a Film School in the category Graduate Film Schools.

    Boston University Producing

    2.5/5,
    "MS in Producing/Management"
    A postive for BU is that it's only a three-semester program. Of course, it's a program that will set you back about $75,000. So, be ready to cough up some dough. On the bright side, you are receiving an education from one of the most-respected universities in the entire world. In fact, when you mention BU to most anyone, they are impressed. So, you have that going for you. Another plus for the graduate program is they typically offer you a scholarship. Although it varies for each person,...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
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  11. 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...
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