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10 Best Film Schools in the US

If you want to go to a film school, but you still don’t know which one is the right one for you, don’t worry because we created a list of 10 best film schools in the US.

Everyone is familiar with the names Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox or Paramount Studios. That is not surprising because, since the beginning of motion pictures, US seems to have been the leader in the business. Since the very beginning of the 19th century, Hollywood was the name associated as a synonym for the US film industry.  That is why some of the best film schools are located here.

10 Best Film Schools in the US

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Concerning the employment rate after graduating from school, according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in 2012, there were the most actors (16,640), followed by audio and video experts (12,840), producers and directors (10,540), writers and authors, music director and composers, and other occupations much less represented by number of employees. But nevertheless, there are many job opportunities concerning new technologies such as increasing use of 3D animation for example. Many film schools, as you will see, offer great programs regarding classical subjects such as acting, editing, screenwriting, but also learning new cinematic technologies like 3D camera tracking and animation. Many of the universities we have listed have newly built facilities that offer a modern working environment with new technologies.

If you are not restricted to a particular area where you’d like to start your studies, there are many excellent schools all over the world, and if you are interested, you can take a look at our list of 7 best film schools in Canada as well.

By researching resources, we have noticed that each had their ranking criteria. USA Today College, for example, ranks colleges and film schools according to top-earning graduates. Film Making has feedback ranking by site visitors. Top Universities ranks their suggestions by college quality and shows the information on tuition fee. Prep Scholar takes into account ranking, extracurricular education, and notable alumni while the Hollywood Reporter gave us the information provided by field experts and the industry’s professionals. In order to create our list of best film schools in the US, we took the schools that were mentioned the most times in our sources.