Okay, I know we're called No Film School, but that doesn't mean "No Film School -- Ever." If you're thinking that film school, namely graduate film school, is a good idea for you, you might want to set your sights on Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, which is located on Steiner Studios in Brooklyn.

You'll especially want to do this if you're a resident of New York, because tuition for attendance, depending on which program you choose, is about $30,000 (M.A.) over two years for in-state students. To put it into perspective, that's about $15K less than my entire 4-year public undergrad education cost. However, if you live out of state, which I'm assuming most potential applicants would, it'll cost you upwards of $56K over two years. (Still, not too shabby.) Their three-year M.F.A., (Master of Fine Arts) program will cost you considerably more, though, $83K/$121K respectively. Students will be offered courses that cover:

  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Post-production
  • Producing
  • Screenwriting
  • Digital Arts




And if the reasonably priced tuition (by comparison) isn't enough of a reason to continue your academic film education, then maybe the lineup of Feinstein's advisory board might, which includes renowned filmmakers such as Ethan Hawke, Steven Soderburgh, and Celia Costas.

According to Indiewire:

NYC has invested a total of $8 million to support the creation of the Feirstein School and numerous scholarships so that more New Yorkers have the opportunity to pursue jobs in film and television production -- The City’s overall contribution includes $4.7 million for construction, $2 million for scholarships, $1 million for curriculum and programming, and $500,000 for creative grants and marketing.

If you're interested in applying for Fall Semester 2016, the application deadline is January 15, 2016. To view the requirements for registration, click here. To learn more, head on over to Feinstein's website.

Source: Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema