I have guest lectured at NYU in Film classes, the student are very smart and engaged but I think it really depends on what she wants to do- writer/director or make her own work from the ground up. Most of my friends who went to "name brand" film schools are not making films or working in the industry in any capacity. Look at Moonlight that film won the Oscar for best picture this year, (made for under 2 million) Berry Jenkins went to Florida State University for film, a good program and very inexpensive, but not a "USC". The problem with the industry schools it pumps out a generic feel and TV look - their copying the formula and its not inventing anything new or bringing a new voice to the narrative. I would say go to School of the Art Institute of Chicago or Cal Arts or Bard College. those film programs push you in directions that you will come out with far more original work and become a well rounded filmmaker both in production and theory. Try Temple University as well - they have a good film program. Good luck.
Non of these are "run and gun" they need to be set up, external sounds is limited, as sd cards. ( yes shallow depth of field but constantly focusing) Depends on your needs/subject. Go with the Sony pro am camcorders 4K, excellent in auto everything, full HD 9 hours in internal hd. Built in LED light that pops enough get good interview at night or in dark locations. Some have infra red capability. All have pro XLR hook ups with two channels and fully manual. I shot two years in Somalia with one, would of never got the footage I have today with the cameras above mentioned. If you need that shallow depth of field for an interview or other, toss in your camera bag a GH5, there light, cheap and amazing picture at 4K. Good luck.
Having said that, I know first generation red camera owners who went out of business because of the GH4 or even the Canon lines.
Now with Arri Alexa, Red has bigger problems then Sony.
Great! here is another if your into docs on the international side. look at his work Mark Brecke
Also, Check out native voice films.