I apologize for the very long post, but I have a lot of things to say about the Film and Media Arts department at AU.
I am EXTREMELY unhappy with the undergraduate Film and Media Arts program at American University and I mean that in the most respectful way.
I say that I'm unhappy because...
Excellent choice for a well-rounded film education experience
LMU's Film and Television Production MFA program is a great choice for students who want a well-rounded film education. You are able to make both fiction/non-fiction films and can choose electives that suit your interests and goals. There are also quite a few teaching assistantships and campus...
I'm writing this review because there wasn't a lot of clear info when I was applying so I hope that this can offer some clarification beyond the fluff of USC marketing (like "the #1 film school in the world" bullshit).
The first year at USC is the worst one and is truly a mess. The film program...
Overall, this school is what 'quantity over quality' means.
The network they brag about is absolutely not as they market. The filmmakers who come mostly make low-rated films that happen to need a boost of marketing. Occasionally they are good, don't get me wrong, but it's just gonna be once...
If you don’t get a scholarship to attend USC I would advise against going. It’s too much money to throw away for a school with so many problems. The first year is remedial film. If you’ve ever taken film before, it’s useless. 6 units are devoted to critical studies, which at the time of writing...
With over 18 years of successfully providing a window into the world of filmmaking the International Film Institute of New York continues to inspire and support individuals on their journey toward either higher education in film or a foundation to building a career in the industry in a conservatory setting focused on storytelling.
Stony Brook’s MFA in Film and Television Writing takes a hands-on approach. While Stony Brook’s main campus is located in Long Island, this program takes place at the Stony Brook Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film in Manhattan, exposing students to New York’s bustling entertainment industry.
At Stony Brook, students are taught how to create a tightly woven story from concept to completion. Students choose a track in either television writing or screenwriting where their...
2 Year M.F.A., 3 Year M.F.A.
Directing, Writing and Producing for Television, Writing for Screen & Television, Television
$8,573.50 in-state/ $14,468.50 out-of-sate plus cost of attendance
The Professional Program in Producing is modeled after the UCLA M.F.A. Producers Program and provides an intensive overview of the contemporary film, TV and digital media landscape, up-to-the-minute industry insight, and the tools needed to navigate the studio and independent marketplace.
Small seminar-style lectures and Q&A sessions provide ample opportunity to network with like-minded, ambitious individuals with varied professional backgrounds. Many students have formed business...
The Film and Media Studies program offers students an opportunity to explore motion pictures, television, and the electronic arts as art forms and cultural phenomena.
4 Year B.A.
Film & Television Production, Film Studies
$50k to $60k
Early Decision I - November 1
Early Decision II - January 5
Regular Decision* - January 5
* To be given highest scholarship consideration, please send all application materials to Rochester by December 1.
For more than a century, and across widely different cultures, film has been the primary medium for storytelling, for depicting and exploring the world, and for engaging and shaping the human senses and emotions, memory and imagination. We live in a time in which cinema, the theatrical exhibition of films to a paying public, is no longer the primary venue in which films are consumed. But even as it is being transformed by television, video, and digital media, cinema seems to survive, and...
RIFS is the answer for many who seek high level, modern, practical film education in one of the finest international contexts.
1 Year Conservatory, Summer Programs, Short Term Courses, Graduate Certificate
Acting, Cinematography, Cinema Visual Effects, Creative Producing, Directing, Documentary Filmmaking, Editing, Film & Television Production, Film Studies, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting, Sound, Sound Design, Writing and Producing for Television, Writing for Screen & Television
$10k to $20k
During the pandemic, RIFS is offering online courses, individually and in blocks. See our website for details on tuition fees. Additionally as a result of the pandemic, the 2020/21 academic year has been broken up into online courses in the fall and a one semester program in Spring 2021 on site in Rome. See our website for details of this unique situation.