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  1. How to Get Into USC SCA in 2024: More Tips for Applying from a Committee Member

    How to Get Into USC SCA in 2024: More Tips for Applying from a Committee Member

    As the oldest film school in the U.S., University of Southern California School of the Arts has taught more than ten thousand filmmakers how to create exceptional narrative films and documentary films. In 2023, TheWrap ranked USC SCA the #2 best film school in the country, praising its advanced...
  2. Alexa P.

    Input needed What questions do you have for USC admissions department?

    I'm excited to announce I will holding a follow-up admissions department interview with USC SCA next month! Take a look at the first interview here: I'm open to questions from undergraduate and graduate students about the application process, campus culture and student life (clubs, etc.)...
  3. SCAD Challenge Film Scholarship

    SCAD Challenge Film Scholarship

    Put your artistic vision to the test for an opportunity to earn a scholarship to SCAD, The University for Creative Careers. SCAD Challenge entries must consist of a single piece and demonstrate creativity, innovation, and a strong understanding of aesthetics. Let your design speak to your skill...
  4. UCLA Film School: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as a UCLA TFT Student

    UCLA Film School: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as a UCLA TFT Student

    As the only film school nationwide where theater, film, television, and digital media studies are concentrated within a single professional school, University of California Los Angeles School of Theater, Film and Television combines rigorous academic coursework with hands-on training in...
  5. How to Get Into Columbia University Film School: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions and Industry and Outreach Departments (Part 2)

    How to Get Into Columbia University Film School: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions and Industry and Outreach Departments (Part 2)

    Exclusively for our Supporting Members, this is the second part of our 2 hour interview with the Columbia SOA film school admissions team. FilmSchool.org is 100% advertisement free so without our Supporting Members, in-depth articles and interviews like this one would not be possible...
  6. 10 Cheapest Film Schools in the US for Undergraduates

    10 Cheapest Film Schools in the US for Undergraduates

    Many aspiring filmmakers worry about the cost of film school, but a cheaper price tag doesn't equal a lower quality education. Before you give up on your dream to study filmmaking, consider these nationally celebrated, highly affordable film schools that offer BA, BFA, and BS programs –...
  7. cruzsara

    Is CSUN or UCI better for film?

    I recently got accepted into excellent film schools: UCSB, UCI, UCR, CSUN, CSULB, CSUF, and CSULA. However, my mind is set between UCI and CSUN they are closer to me and I can manage better. The problem is I have done my research and both schools have great explanations for the film/media...
  8. 12 Best Film Programs for Undergraduates in Every Region of the US (Updated for 2023)

    12 Best Film Programs for Undergraduates in Every Region of the US (Updated for 2023)

    Having a tough time deciding between top-rated colleges and universities for your undergraduate film degree? Curious about whether you should pursue a BA, BS, or BFA in film? You’re not alone. America offers some of the best undergraduate film programs worldwide, and the film industry continues...
  9. Chris W

    Best Film Schools 2022

    Deciding on where to go or where to apply to next year? We just posted our picks for the top film schools in various categories: Comment in the article and let us know what you think of our picks. :)
  10. The Best Film Schools of 2022 - Ranked By FilmSchool.org

    The Best Film Schools of 2022 - Ranked By FilmSchool.org

    Whether you're preparing to apply or reevaluating what film school is best for you, our selection of the best film schools in America will help you prepare. From Variety to The Hollywood Reporter, these institutions have received top marks for high-tech equipment, gigantic workspaces...
  11. Alexa P.

    Best Midwestern film school?

    We're compiling a Best Film Schools listicle and need your input! We welcome opinions ONLY from current students, former students who attended for at least 2+ semesters, and alumni at U.S. universities. Please submit your vote by the end of this week (2/25) at noon (PST). Thank you!
  12. Alexa P.

    Best Producing program in the U.S.?

    Comment with your school of choice and WHY below. Be as detailed or as direct as you'd like. We're compiling a Best Film Schools listicle and need your input! We welcome opinions ONLY from current students, former students who attended for at least 2+ semesters, and alumni at U.S...
  13. Alexa P.

    Best Midwestern film school?

    We're compiling a Best Film Schools listicle and need your input! We welcome opinions ONLY from current students, former students who attended for at least 2+ semesters, and alumni. Please submit your vote by the end of this week (2/25) at noon (PST).
  14. Alexa P.

    Best Southern film school?

    We're compiling a Best Film Schools listicle and need your input! We welcome opinions ONLY from current students, former students who attended for at least 2+ semesters, and alumni. Please submit your vote by the end of this week (2/25) at noon (PST). Thank you!
  15. Alexa P.

    Best Southern film school?

    We're compiling a Best Film Schools listicle and need your input! We welcome opinions ONLY from current students, former students who attended for at least 2+ semesters, and alumni. Please submit your vote by the end of this week (2/25) at noon (PST).
  16. Alexa P.

    Best West Coast film school?

    We're compiling a Best Film Schools listicle and need your input! We welcome opinions ONLY from current students, former students who attended for at least 2+ semesters, and alumni. Please submit your vote by the end of this week (2/25) at noon (PST). Thank you!
  17. Alexa P.

    Best West Coast film school?

    We're compiling a Best Film Schools listicle and need your input! We welcome opinions ONLY from current students, former students who attended for at least 2+ semesters, and alumni. Please submit your vote by the end of this week (2/25) at noon (PST). Thank you!
  18. J-C

    About Directing Master’s program in USA - What is the difference between AFI, USC, and NYU?

    Hello, I am interested in schools in the US for a master's program in directing and I would like to know the major difference between AFI, USC, and NY Arts tisch because I feel like only AFI really explains what you will do with your master's years while the other schools I feel like only...
  19. The 12 Best International Film Schools

    The 12 Best International Film Schools

    Los Angeles and New York City quickly jump to mind when most people are considering film schools. However, there are actually plenty of prestigious film schools abroad. If studying abroad is something that has always enticed you, or if you are hoping to study film in your native country...
  20. T

    OPEN HOUSE at Stony Brook Manhattan's MFA in TV Writing with Alan Kingsberg, Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler

    The most complete MFA in TV Writing on the East Coast is still accepting applications for next Fall and is having an Open House on May 20 to discuss how to get your TV series or movie from idea to market. Head of TV Writing Alan Kingsberg in discussion with legendary producers Christine Vachon...

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