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  • Syracuse University
    4.00 star(s)
    Reviewed by: Current Student
    Degree: BA/BS/BFA
    Concentration: Film
    Syracuse Film and Media Arts - BFA Film
    I'm in my last year at Syracuse University as a member of the department of Film and Media Arts, and it's been a lot of ups and downs. There's a...
    • Anonymous
  • Brooklyn College (CUNY)
    5.00 star(s)
    Reviewed by: Current Student
    Degree: MA/MFA
    Concentration: Directing
    Feirstein School
    The Feirstein School is a huge up-and-comer, a nascent program that will come to rival the top schools in coming years. Their equipment inventory...
    • jkosmacki
  • Brooklyn College (CUNY)
    1.00 star(s)
    Reviewed by: Alumni
    Degree: MA/MFA
    Concentration: Cinematography
    Scam
    If you're a director you will be treated like a brilliant golden child whose story must be told, and have to do very little actual work/labor...
    • dingoatemybaby
  • International Film Institute of New York
    5.00 star(s)
    Reviewed by: Alumni
    A Parent's Perspective
    I am the father of a senior in high school who attended last summer's five week program. From start to finish, it was an amazing experience for...
    • Jlasch
  • NYU Tisch Kanbar Institute of Film & Television
    5.00 star(s)
    Reviewed by: Alumni
    Degree: BA/BS/BFA
    NYU - A great experience
    I had a great time. Like anywhere, you have to make the most of it, making films outside of class, crewing on other people's films, going to...
    • hcoles

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2.60 star(s) 5 ratings
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Brooklyn College is excellent for film school students interested in taking advantage of New York’s independent film scene while watching their budgets. The film school offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines intensive academic study with hands-on learning. Plus, the program connects students to leaders in the industry. In spring 2022, Steven Speilberg talked about his feature film, West Side Story, in a semester-long educational series West Side Story: The Brooklyn Connection...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BA
  2. 2 Year MA
  3. 2 Year MS
  4. 3 Year MFA
Concentrations
  1. Cinematography
  2. Cinema Visual Effects
  3. Composing
  4. Directing
  5. Editing
  6. Film & Television Production
  7. Film Studies
  8. Producing
  9. Screenwriting
Tuition Range
$10k to $20k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Fall Priority Deadline: February 1
Fall Priority Deadline: December 1 (International Applicants)
Spring: September 15
Spring: September 1 (International Applicants)
Graduate Deadlines
January 15, rolling admission
Camera Equipment
  1. ARRI Digital Cinema Cameras
  2. RED
  3. Sony Cinema Cameras
Software Used
  1. Adobe Premiere
  2. Avid Media Composer
  3. DaVinci Resolve
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Sound Stage(s)
  2. Green Screen
  3. Sound Recording Studio
  4. ADR Foley Stage(s)
  5. Screening Rooms
  6. Sound Mixing Room(s)
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Buffalo State has produced a number of graduates who have pursued highly successful careers in the entertainment industry. These alums stay in close contact with their alma mater—regularly supporting the college's programs, activities, and students. Television and Film Arts majors are prepared to explore a number of exciting, challenging, and rewarding entertainment industry positions as screenwriters, producers, directors, agents, managers, and network / studio executives.
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BA
Concentrations
  1. Directing
  2. Film & Television Production
  3. Screenwriting
Tuition Range
$5k to $10k
Undergraduate Deadlines
February 28, 2024
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4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
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In 2022, Columbia University SOA was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the no. 6 best global university. Its Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies Program combines film studies with hands-on filmmaking laboratories. Alumni include director Anna Boden (Captain Marvel, Half Nelson) and writer-director-producer Anna Wringer (Unorthodox). Columbia University offers a unique Screenwriting/Directing program at the graduate level to give screenwriters hands-on industry experience. The Ivy...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BA
  2. 2 Year MA
  3. 3 Year MFA
  4. Summer Programs
Concentrations
  1. Creative Producing
  2. Directing
  3. Film & Television Production
  4. Film Studies
  5. Screenwriting
  6. Writing for Screen & Television
Tuition Range
$60k to $70k
Undergraduate Deadlines
November 1
Graduate Deadlines
Film MFA: December 19
Film and Media Studies MA: February 1
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The Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University (CMS) is dedicated to the interdisciplinary examination of human communication in an increasingly networked society. Just as digitalization and other forms of technological innovation yield a media environment that is constantly changing and evolving, sometimes in revolutionary ways, our diverse program keeps current to the most recent developments in theory and practice while staying true to its mission of emphasizing...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BA
  2. 4 Year BS
  3. 2 Year MA
Concentrations
  1. Communication
  2. Digital Technologies and Emerging Media
  3. Film & Television Production
  4. Film Studies
  5. Journalism
  6. Playwriting
  7. Theatre
Tuition Range
$50k to $60k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Early Action: November 8
Early Decision I and II: January 15
Regular Decision: January 3
Graduate Deadlines
Financial Aid deadline: January 5, 2024
Final deadline: May 1, 2024
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4.50 star(s) 2 ratings
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If you have always dreamed of working on a movie set, a film degree from Hofstra University will give you the opportunity to work in state-of-the-art facilities, learn the craft and develop your unique, creative vision with the help of professors who are award-winning filmmakers, and do it all just a quick train ride from the best backlot in the world - New York City.
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BA
  2. 4 Year BS
  3. 4 Year BFA
  4. 2 Year MA
Concentrations
  1. Communication
  2. Film & Television Production
  3. Film Studies
  4. Journalism
  5. Public Relations and Advertising
  6. Screenwriting
  7. Television
  8. Writing for Screen & Television
Tuition Range
$40k to $50k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Early Action I: November 15th
Early Action II: December 15th
Rolling Admission
Graduate Deadlines
Rolling Admissions
Camera Equipment
  1. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
  2. Bolex 16mm
Software Used
  1. Unknown
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Sound Stage(s)
  2. Sound Mixing Room(s)
  3. TV Studio
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With a world class faculty and up-to-date production facilities, Hunter College’s Department of Film & Media Studies offers two undergraduate programs of study. One program leads toward a major in Film, combining film history and theory with film production. The other leads toward a major in Media Studies, combining critical media analysis with creative practice using a mix of contemporary media forms (video, print, digital graphics and the Internet). In addition, Hunter College now offers...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BA
  2. 2 Year MFA
Concentrations
  1. Film & Television Production
  2. Film Studies
  3. Playwriting
  4. Theatre
Tuition Range
$10k to $20k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Priority: February 1 (Domestic)
Priority: December 1 (International)
Graduate Deadlines
MFA Playwriting: January 15
Camera Equipment
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Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Editing Bays
  2. Screening Rooms
  3. Theatre
  4. TV Studio
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5.00 star(s) 19 ratings
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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.
Degrees Offered
  1. Summer Programs
  2. Short Term Courses
Concentrations
  1. Film & Television Production
Tuition Range
Under $5k
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From day one, you’ll be on—on set, on camera, on point. Find inspiration in our award-winning media outlets (ICTV, WICB Radio, "The Ithacan"). Develop your talents with industry-leading mentors. Connect your career goals in our global professional networks. With more majors than most communications schools, you’ll explore and shape the stories that inform and influence the future. The B.S. in Television-Radio offers the broadest curriculum in the creation and distribution of media...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BA
  2. 4 Year BS
Concentrations
  1. Cinematography
  2. Film & Television Production
  3. News and Documentary
  4. Screenwriting
  5. Theatre
Tuition Range
$40k to $50k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Spring: November 15
Fall Early Decision: November 15
Fall Early Action: December 15
Regular Decision Theatre: December 1
Regular Decision: February 1
Transfer: March 1
Camera Equipment
  1. Arriflex 16mm
  2. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
  3. Bolex 16mm
  4. Canon DSLRs
  5. RED
  6. Sony Cinema Cameras
Software Used
  1. Adobe Premiere
  2. Avid Media Composer
  3. Pro Tools
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Sound Stage(s)
  2. Green Screen
  3. Editing Bays
  4. Radio Station
  5. Screening Rooms
  6. Sound Mixing Room(s)
  7. TV Studio
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Theater is a calling, an art, a craft, a political act, a profession, and a business. At Juilliard, you will explore all these aspects of the...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BFA
  2. 2 Year AD
  3. 4 Year MFA
Concentrations
  1. Acting
  2. Playwriting
Tuition Range
$30k to $40k
Undergraduate Deadlines
November 1
Graduate Deadlines
November 15
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Majoring in film at LIU Post will help you prepare for a career in directing, cinematography, editing, lighting, producing, screenwriting or film criticism. LIU Post is one of only a handful of colleges and universities to instruct students in the use of 16mm film, and where students starting making films in their first semester. This 129-credit program also includes a strong film history component as well as courses in animation and special effects. Our faculty are all working...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BFA
Concentrations
  1. Animation & Digital Arts
  2. Film & Television Production
Tuition Range
$30k to $40k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Early Action: November 15
Early Decision: December 15
Regular Decision: January 5
Camera Equipment
  1. ARRI Digital Cinema Cameras
  2. Arriflex 16mm
  3. Arriflex 35mm
  4. Canon DSLRs
Software Used
  1. Unknown
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Radio Station
  2. TV Studio
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The LIU Brooklyn BFA Film & Television is a comprehensive degree that helps students prepare for careers in the film and visual effects industries. The program takes a hands-on approach that enables students to become involved in production projects spanning multiple genres. Starting in their first semester, students enrolled in the program will work with state-of-the-art equipment, hardware and software, and be mentored by industry professionals. LIU’s acclaimed TV Writers Studio (TVWS) is...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BA
  2. 4 Year BFA
  3. 2 Year MFA
Concentrations
  1. Acting
  2. Film & Television Production
  3. Media Arts & Practice
  4. Writing and Producing for Television
Tuition Range
$30k to $40k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Early Action: November 15
Early Decision: December 15
Regular Decision: January 5
Graduate Deadlines
Rolling Admissions
Camera Equipment
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  1. Unknown
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Sound Stage(s)
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New York Film Academy (NYFA) offers AFA, BFA, BA, MA, and MFA degrees in film, along with film certificate programs. New York Film Academy is based in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Australia. It is accredited at the national level by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. New York Film Academy is well-known for offering a summer camp for young filmmakers and film certificate programs that cost less than its film degrees. The key drawback is restrictions on how you can apply...
Degrees Offered
  1. 3 Year BFA
  2. 4 Year BFA
  3. 2 Year MFA
  4. 3 Year MFA
  5. Summer Programs
  6. Short Term Courses
Concentrations
  1. Acting
  2. Animation & Digital Arts
  3. Broadcast Journalism
  4. Cinematography
  5. Directing
  6. Documentary Filmmaking
  7. Editing
  8. Film & Television Production
  9. Producing
  10. Screenwriting
  11. Theatre
Tuition Range
$5k to $10k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Summer: February 28, 2024
Summer (Late Deadline): March 29, 2024
Fall: June 26, 2024
Graduate Deadlines
Fall: June 26, 2024
Camera Equipment
  1. RED
Software Used
  1. Unknown
  2. Final Cut
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Sound Stage(s)
  2. Green Screen
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4.50 star(s) 6 ratings
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As one of the best film schools on the East coast, the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at New York University Tisch School of the Arts gives film students the chance to turn iconic landscapes into low-budget film shoots and connect with world-renowned industry players. In 2022, FilmSchool.org named NYU Tisch the Best East Coast Film School, and in 2023, The Hollywood Reporter ranked NYU Tisch the no. 3 best American film school. Notable faculty include award-winning filmmakers...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BS
  2. 4 Year BFA
  3. 3 Year MFA
  4. MFA/MBA Dual Degree Program
  5. Certificate Program
  6. Summer Programs
Concentrations
  1. Directing
  2. Film & Television Production
  3. Film Studies
  4. Business / Film Dual Degree
  5. Screenwriting
Tuition Range
$60k to $70k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Film BFA Early Decision I: November 1
Film BFA Early Decision II: January 1
Film BFA Regular Decision: January 5
Stern/Tisch BS/BFA Dual Degree: February 15
Cinema Studies BA: : December 1
Graduate Deadlines
December 1
Camera Equipment
  1. ARRI Digital Cinema Cameras
  2. Canon Cinema Cameras
  3. Canon DSLRs
  4. Panasonic Cinema Cameras
  5. RED
  6. Sony Cinema Cameras
Software Used
  1. Adobe Premiere
  2. Avid Media Composer
  3. DaVinci Resolve
  4. Pro Tools
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Sound Stage(s)
  2. Editing Bays
  3. Theatre
  4. TV Studio
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The curriculum for the Summer Filmmakers Workshop for High School Students, offered through the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, is similar to that of the undergraduate degree program. It combines intensive professional training with a comprehensive understanding of the techniques and theories behind the art of film and video production. Prior experience in film or video is not required.
Degrees Offered
  1. Summer Programs
Concentrations
  1. Film & Television Production
Tuition Range
$5k to $10k
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A very hands on film school, where the Professors know who you are and constantly want to work with you. Digital Cinema and Filmmaking (DCF) on the Pleasantville campus provides students with the real-world skills they need to achieve a successful career in he film industry. The DCF major prepares students for the professional world of cinema, television, news and web series production. The program combines the study of aesthetics filmmaking, technical training, and hands-on production in...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BA
  2. 4 Year BS
  3. Summer Programs
Concentrations
  1. Cinematography
  2. Communication
  3. Digital Technologies and Emerging Media
  4. Documentary Filmmaking
  5. Editing
  6. Film & Television Production
  7. Film Studies
  8. Public Relations and Advertising
  9. Writing and Producing for Television
  10. Writing for Screen & Television
Tuition Range
$30k to $40k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Early Decision: November 1
Early Action I: November 15
Early Action II: December 1
Regular Decision: February 15
Graduate Deadlines
May 6
Camera Equipment
  1. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
  2. Canon Professional Camcorders
  3. Canon DSLRs
  4. Sony Cinema Cameras
Software Used
  1. Unknown
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Unknown
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If you’ve heard of Project Runway, then Parsons School of Design will ring a bell — but you might not know that the historic New York City art school also offers film certificate programs. Film certificate students in both programs enjoy access to a plethora of local film institutions, film festivals, and insights from industry professionals.
Degrees Offered
  1. Certificate Program
Concentrations
  1. Film & Television Production
Tuition Range
$5k to $10k
Views
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At Pratt you begin making your own films and collaborating with your peers in your first semester. You will have access to everything you need to make your work– professional cameras, tripods, sound, and lighting equipment as well as computer labs, software and production facilities. Our faculty of filmmakers and artists will facilitate your learning in intimate classes of 12 students through screenings, readings, technical demonstrations, production exercises, class critiques, and visiting...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BFA
  2. 2 Year MA
Concentrations
  1. Film & Television Production
  2. Film Studies
Tuition Range
$50k to $60k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Early Action: November 15
Graduate Deadlines
Regular Decision: January 15
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The School of Film and Animation (SOFA) is where the timeless art of filmmaking meets cutting edge technology. SOFA's curriculum, developed by our award-winning faculty, engaged students, and successful alumni, and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), is rooted in a shared passion for filmmaking. For over thirty years we have been preparing students for successful careers in studio and independent film, network and regional television, and the...
Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BFA
  2. 3 Year MFA
Concentrations
  1. Animation & Digital Arts
  2. Film & Television Production
  3. Screenwriting
Tuition Range
$30k to $40k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Early Decision I: November 1
Early Decision II: January 1
Regular Decision: January 15
Camera Equipment
  1. ARRI Digital Cinema Cameras
  2. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
  3. Sony Cinema Cameras
Software Used
  1. Adobe Premiere
  2. Avid Media Composer
  3. DaVinci Resolve
  4. Pro Tools
  5. Maya 3-D
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Sound Stage(s)
  2. Sound Recording Studio
  3. ADR Foley Stage(s)
  4. Color Correction Suites
  5. Editing Bays
  6. Screening Rooms
  7. Sound Mixing Room(s)
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Degrees Offered
  1. 4 Year BFA
  2. 1 Year MA
  3. 1 Year MPS
Concentrations
  1. Directing
  2. Documentary Filmmaking
  3. Editing
  4. Screenwriting
  5. Sound
Tuition Range
$50k to $60k
Undergraduate Deadlines
Early Action Deadline: December 1
Regular Deadline: February 1
Transfer Deadline: March 1
Spring International Deadline: October 1
Spring Regular Deadline: November 1
Graduate Deadlines
January 15
Camera Equipment
  1. ARRI Digital Cinema Cameras
  2. Arriflex 16mm
  3. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
  4. Panasonic Cinema Cameras
  5. Sony Cinema Cameras
Software Used
  1. Adobe Premiere
  2. Avid Media Composer
  3. Final Cut
  4. Pro Tools
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Sound Stage(s)
  2. Color Correction Suites
  3. Editing Bays
  4. Screening Rooms
  5. Sound Mixing Room(s)
  6. Theatre
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5.00 star(s) 4 ratings
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14K
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The Stony Brook MFA in Film is the only graduate program in the SUNY system fiercely dedicated to independent filmmaking. Our approach is simple — roll up your sleeves and dive in. With today's technology, all you need is a well-crafted story, a realistic plan, and the drive to make it happen. At Stony Brook, you will learn how to craft a tightly woven script, operate state-of-the art camera equipment, develop a realistic budget and production plan, become skilled at working with actors and...
Degrees Offered
  1. 2 Year MFA
  2. 3 Year MFA
Concentrations
  1. Directing
  2. Producing
  3. Screenwriting
  4. Writing and Producing for Television
  5. Writing for Screen & Television
Tuition Range
$10k to $20k
Graduate Deadlines
March 1
Camera Equipment
  1. ARRI Digital Cinema Cameras
  2. Canon Cinema Cameras
  3. RED
Software Used
  1. Adobe Premiere
  2. Avid Media Composer
  3. Pro Tools
Filmmaking Facilities
  1. Editing Bays

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