3. University of California, Los Angeles
[alert-note] Location: Oakland, California, USA | Established: 1868 [/alert-note]
The history of this university dates back to the establishment of its first campus UC Berkeley back in 1868. Situated at Westwood, UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television has created generations of notable film artists. It was created in 1919. The college has 140 faculty members teaching 410 undergrads and 390 grad students.
The school has two departments, i.e. Department of Theatre and Department of Film, Television and Digital Media. The departments respectively offer undergraduate and graduate level programs for Acting, Design, Critical Studies, Directing, and Playwriting & Film and television production, Film and television craft-writing, Critical Studies, photography, film directing, television directing, sound editing and recording.
Notable alumni: Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Robbins, Jack Black
2. New York University
[alert-note] Location: New York City, USA | Established: 1831[/alert-note]
Tisch School of the Arts is the center for study of media and performing arts under New York University. It was founded in 1965. According to the website Ranker, when the alma maters of the makers behind the 500 best films of all time were tallied, the university achieved the highest place in the rankings. This school has produced many big names of the movie industry.
The school has six departments i.e. The Institute of Performing Arts, The Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, The Skirball Center for New Media, The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, The Department of Art and Public Policy/Arts Politics and The NYU Game Center. These departments offer BFA and BA at the undergraduate and MFA, MA, MPS and PhD at the graduate and postgraduate level.
Notable alumni: Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese, Charlie Kauffman
1. University of Southern California
[alert-note] Location: Los Angeles, California, USA | Established: 1880[/alert-note]
And yet again, it is from California, the University of Southern California is the world’s finest University for film school studies in the world. Established in 1929 as a joint venture with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the USC School of Cinematic Arts is the oldest and largest film school in USA and arguably the best too. In 2013, it was ranked at #1 on its list of best film schools by Hollywood Reporter.
The school offers multiple undergraduate and graduate programs. The programs cover the classical concepts of film making and study such as production, screenwriting and critical studies as well as the relatively new concepts and fields of study such as animation and digital arts in addition to interactive media and games.
Notable alumni: George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Ron Howard
Well, here we presented the ten best universities of the world for film studies. However, it doesn’t mean that just entering there and having a degree will make you the next Akira Kurosawa, James Stewart, Katherine Hepburn, Michael Chapman or Joseph L. Mankiewicz. You need the right combination of gift, dedication and blessing. However, these universities are the best places to hone your skills and materialize your raw potential into real form. These are the places where, for same input, the chances of having a noble end-product is the most. At least, their list of alumni say so. Hope the list helps you to choose where you want to go, to train yourself to become the next big thing of film industry. Good luck!