Top Film School Ranking

Top 14 Graduate Schools for Film by U.S. News & World Report
(Master of Fine Arts)

1. New York University
1. University of Southern California
3. University of California-Los Angeles
4. American Film Institute
5. California Institute of the Arts
6. Columbia University (NY)
7. School of the Art Institute of Chicago
7. U of Texas-Austin
9. Florida State Uni
9. Northwestern Uni (IL)
9. Temple Uni
12. Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
12. San Francisco Art Institute
12. U of California-San Diego

Source: USNWR 2001

List of film schools in the USA

  • Zaki Gordon Institute - Independent Film Making(Yavapai College)
  • AFI Conservatory - A division of American Film Institute
  • Brooks Institute of Photography
  • Chapman Uni
  • California College of the Arts
  • Cal State LA Studios (California State U, Los Angeles)
  • Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman Uni
  • Columbia College Hollywood
  • California State Uni, Long Beach
  • California State Uni, Northridge
  • Los Angeles Film School- LAFS
  • Loyola Marymount Uni School of Film and Television
  • San Francisco State Uni Cinema department
  • USC School of Cinematic Arts/USC School of Cinema - Television (U of Southern California)
  • UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (U of California, Los Angeles)
  • Video Symphony TV & Film School (Burbank, CA)
District of Columbia
  • American Univ School of Communication - Film and Media Arts Studies
  • School of Motion Picture, Television, and Recording Arts at Florida State Univ
  • Un of Central Florida Film School
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Columbia College
  • DePaul Univ- Digital Cinema Program
  • Fitchburg State College
  • Hampshire College
  • Emerson College
  • Montana State Univ
New Mexico
  • Moving Image Arts at the College of Santa Fe
New York
  • Tisch School of the Arts at New York Univ
  • Columbia Univ School of the Arts Film Division
  • School of Visual Arts
  • New York Film Academy Film School & Acting School
  • City College of New York- City Univ of New York
  • SUNY Purchase
  • Vassar College Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film
South Carolina
  • Film Production at Trident Technical College
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Film Schools in Canada

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