Every year, The Wrap creates a list of what it deems to be the top film schools in the United States. This year, the list has a bit of a shakeup.
The benefits of film school are pretty easy to see: if you go to a good one, you can learn how to use equipment and refine your craft, and also network once you graduate.
The downside of film school is the cost and financial burden it can place on you. Also, there's some wisdom in getting a degree that can help you support yourself as you're trying to break into Hollywood.
After all, this is No Film School, a website dedicated to helping you get the lessons you'd have in film school for free. And helping you continue to elevate your understanding.
Still, this list is valuable to anyone considering the option of higher education.
As I said earlier, visit The Wrap for details about each school, but here's the list.
The Top Film Schools in 2023
- American Film Institute
- University of Southern California
- New York University
- Chapman University
- Loyola Marymount University
- Cal Arts
- University of Texas, Austin
- UNC School of the Arts
- Savannah College of Art and Design
- Art Center College of Design
- Florida State University
- Columbia College Chicago
- Cal State Northridge
- Boston University
- University of Miami
- Northwestern University
- Ringling College of Art and Design
- University of Arizona
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Stony Brook University
- Pratt Institute
- San Francisco State
- Los Angeles Film School
- Arizona State
- School of Visual Arts
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Michigan
- American University
- University of Pennsylvania
- School of the Art Institute, Chicago
- Biola University
- Full Sail University
- University of Colorado, Boulder
- New York Film Academy
- Colorado Film School
- Mount St. Mary's
- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
- John's Hopkins/MICA
- Morehouse University
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