Film Schools 

Film Schools

New York
The East
The Mid-West
Los Angeles
The West

Massachusetts Schools: 
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Boston, MA 02215
Phone 617-536-1540
The Boston Film/Video Foundation offers programs in education, equipment access, exhibition, and financial and technical assistance. It also promotes artistic endeavors in individual and community empowerment through the use of media. The BF/VF Foundation currently has about 1,000 members. It offers classes and workshops, which now may count for credits at Northeastern University. Classes cost anywhere from $50 to $1000 and cost more for non-members. Click on the Boston Film/Video Foundation button above for more information! 


Boston University 
121 Bay State Road 
Boston, MA 02215
Boston University offers Graduate degrees in: Film Production (MFA), Screenwriting (MFA), Film Studies (MFA), Television Production (MS), Television Management (MS), and Television Management/Dual Degree (MS & MBA). There is no requirement for previous experience in any of the fields. Alumni from the BU Film/TV programs include anything from writing for sit-coms to Producing blockbusters (e.g. Toy Story). Click on the BU icon above for more information! 


621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
The Massachusetts College of Art offers an MFA in Film. Students enjoy individual attention and hands-on experience. The program focuses on experimental, art, and documentary work and is best suited for those with a film idea to develop. Click on the MassArt icon above for more information!


120 Boylston Street 
Boston, MA 02116-4624  USA 
Students in the Graduate Program in Media and Visual Arts at Emerson have access to multi-million dollar media labs - the same systems and softward used by large film studios in Hollywood. Students are encouraged to enhance their capabilities in documentary video, fictional narrative video, audio, or new media (interactive multimedia applications) production. Internship opportunities are available in Boston and LA. Click on the Emerson logo for more info. 

New York Schools: 
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Workshops are available at the NYFA for serious students from all walks of life and are available in 4, 6, 8, and 12 week classes. Cameras and editing spaces are provided. Early applications are recommended as space is limited. Students learn to write, produce, direct, and edit their own 16mm films. No previous experience is required.


113 Second Avenue
Between 6th and 7th Streets
The Tisch Scool of the Arts at New York University is a highly competitive graduate program searching for students skilled in visual storytelling. They offer programs in:
  • FILM 

  • Certain requirements are needed in order to be accepted into each program. Check the Tisch Website by clicking the icon above for more information! 


2960 Broadway 
New York, NY 10027-6902 
(212) 854-1754
Columbia offers programs in Film, Visual Arts, Theater and Writing. It offers a sound stage and other facilities for students to explore. Applications are only accepted for fall admissions. Click on the icon above for more information! 

The East:
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4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW    Washington, DC 20016 
(202) 885-1000
American University's School of Communication offers a Grad Program in Visual Media. The program offers hands-on experience to students interested in studying production, management, and scriptwriting. Grad programs are available full and part time. Students are encouraged to mold the programs to fit their needs, and a degree requirements can be fulfilled at the Prague Film Academy via AU. Click on the icon for more information! 


1533 South Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2188
NCSA offers programs in filmmaking and visual arts. In coordination with the schools of Drama, Music, Dance, Design, and Visual Arts, students in the School of Filmmaking learn the importance of other contributors to the process of production. Students are awarded the opportunity to learn under faculty that consists of working professionals who hold years of hands-on experience in the film and TV industry. Click on the icon above for more information. 


Savannah College of Art and DesignAdmission Department
342 Bull Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
United States of America
The master of fine arts program is a required two-year, 90 credit course of study.  The M.F.A. degrees are offered in media and performing arts, photography, and sequential art and video. For more information please click on the ICON.


Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
The FSU Film School has one of the largest and best equipped educational film studios/recording stages in the world. The main studio is located at Tallahasee and the music recording stage, and back lot property are located at Quincy, Florida.  FSU pays for the entire expense of all of its student's productions, including thesis films.  In all, over 150 student films are made each year. For more info click on the FSU Seal

The Mid-West:
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202 Chapman Hall 
2310 E. Hartford Ave. 
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 229-1122

161 Bascom Hall 
500 Lincoln Dr. 
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-1234

Los Angeles:
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The American Film Institute
P.O. Box 27999/ 2021 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Fax: 213.467.4578
First and foremost, AFI's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies is a Conservatory, similar to European art and music conservatories, where leading artists mentor rising talents. The MFA and MA programs focus solely on teaching the art of the moving image and training better storytellers. The willingness to experiment and to push the boundaries of storytelling has been a vital component of the Center since 1969.

Education and Training Programs at AFI offer emerging artists the opportunity to learn from the most talented people working in cinema, television and the digital arts. AFI's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies (CAFTS) is a two year production based Conservatory offering Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in six disciplines. CAFTS also offers a one-year Master of Arts (MA) degree in Digital Media Studies.

The Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies provides a unique curriculum, offering a two-year Master of Fine Arts program in six disciplines and a one-year Master of Arts degree in Digital Media Studies. The programs are hands-on and production-based, creating a rigorous academic environment that closely parallels the challenges of real-world production.

The production facilities include state of the art 16mm film equipment, digital television production and editing equipment, sound stages, mixing rooms, and elaborate computer facilities.

Alumni: David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Jeremy Paul Kagan, Paul Schrader, Amy Heckerling, Tim Junter, Ed Zwick, Marty Brest.

Cinematography Alumni:

Caleb Deschanel, ASC ('69)
Hope Floats, Fly Away Home, Crusoe (dir.), The Natural, The Black Stallion, The Right Stuff, Being There
Frederick Elmes, ASC ('72)
The Ice Storm, In The Gloaming, Night On Earth, Wild At Heart, River's Edge, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead
Janusz Kaminski, ASC ('87)
Amistad, The Lost World, Jerry Maguire, How To Make an American Quilt, Schindler's List
Robert Richardson, ASC ('79)
The Horse Whisperer, U-Turn, Nixon, Salvador, Casino, Natural Born Killers, A Few Good Men, JFK, City of Hope, Born on the Fourth of July, Talk Radio, Platoon
Juan Ruiz-Anchia, ASC ('79)

Death In Granada, The Adventures Of Pinocchio, The Jungle Book, Glengarry Glen Ross, House of Games, At Close Range


One LMU Drive 
Los Angeles, California 90045 


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405 Hilgard Avenue
Box 951361 
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1361 
(310) 825-4321 
UCLA's Department of Film, Television and Digital Media offers programs of study in
the history and theory as well as the creative and technical aspects of the moving image. The department provides a scholarly, creative and professional approach to the study of both media and seeks to help each student discover his or her powers as an independent artist and communicator.
The School of Cinema-Television at USC is an unique and dynamic place where students and faculty from a variety of backgrounds gather to create and analyze the moving image. Creative energy abounds as we challenge and explore traditional thought and aesthetics with the latest technologies.


California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, California
USA 91355
All Departments: 1 661. 255. 1050
Office of Admissions:

Students enroll in one of four programs: Film and Video, Experimental Animation, Character Animation (undergraduate level only), or Film Directing (graduate level only). Some courses in each program are open to students in other Film/Video programs and in other schools within the Institute. Integrated Media (IM) is a project-oriented program involving the innovative use of technology, supplementing our other graduate programs.

  The West:
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University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712 
(512) 475-7348

The Radio-Television-Film Department offers three degrees: the M.A. and Ph.D. are offered in curricula drawing on research in communication technology and policy, critical and cultural studies of media, ethnic/minority issues and communication, gender and sexuality issues and media, international communication, mass communication theory and research, and convergent media; the M.A. is also offered in screenwriting; the M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) is offered in production. 


Cecil B. DeMille Hall
One University Drive
Orange, California 92866, USA 

The School of Film and Television offers students a variety of curricular options leading to careers in the dynamic worlds of film and television, broadcast journalism, and new media. The school provides graduate level work through a master of arts degree in film studies and a master of fine arts degree in film and television production. 

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