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List of all film schools in the U.S. These are the notable institutions of learning in the field of film theory, film analysis, and filmmaking, training the next generation of filmmakers, critics, experts, and professors. Choosing the right accredited film school can be a challenge, not only in determining your preferred field of study and planning for a lengthy academic career, but also in terms of choosing a school in the right location, with the right class size, that is going to fit your own personal academic plans. It is also important to check on the film school requirements, common cinema program tuition and the difficulty level of this course of study before applying to any programs.

So what are the top film schools in America? Every one listed on here is considered one of the best film schools period.

The hope is that this list can help you organize and and seek out all available undergraduate programs and post-graduate schools available in a particular field of study. Read on for a list of institutions in the United States offering degrees in film. If you know of any good film schools not listed, please include them in the comments below.
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New York Film Academy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list American Film Schools
New York City, New York, United States of America
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University of North Alabama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list American Film Schools
Florence, Alabama, United States of America
Film & Digital Media Production. Located in Florence, Alabama
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Arizona State University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list American Film Schools
Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
School of Theatre and Film. Located in Tempe,Arizona
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Collins College (Phoenix) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list American Film Schools
School of Film, Video and Visual Effects. Located in Phoenix, Arizona
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University of Arizona is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list American Film Schools
Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Jack and Vivian Hanson Arizona Film Institute. Located in Tucson, Arizona
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Yavapai College is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list American Film Schools
Prescott, Arizona, United States of America
Zaki Gordon Institute. Located in Sedona, Arizona
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University of Central Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list American Film Schools
Conway, Arkansas, United States of America
Mass Communication and Theatre. Located in Conway, Arkansas
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Southern Arkansas University T... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list American Film Schools
Camden, Arkansas, United States of America
Multimedia Technology. Located inCamden, Arkansas
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Academy of Art University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list American Film Schools
California, United States of America
School of Motion Pictures and Television. Located in San Francisco, California
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American Film Institute is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list American Film Schools
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
American Film Institute Conservatory. Located in Los Angeles, California
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Art Center College of Design is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list American Film Schools
Pasadena, California, United States of America
Film Studies. Located in Pasadena, California
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Brooks Institute is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list American Film Schools
Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
School of Film. Located in Santa Barbara, California
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Chapman University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list American Film Schools
Orange, California, United States of America
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Located in Orange, California
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California College of the Arts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list American Film Schools
California, United States of America
Film Program. Located in Oakland, San Francisco, California
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California Institute of the Ar... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list American Film Schools
Santa Clarita, Valencia, California
School of Film/Video. Located in Valencia, California
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California State University, L... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list American Film Schools
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cal State LA Studios. Located in Los Angeles, California
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California State University, F... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list American Film Schools
Fullerton, California, United States of America
Radio-TV-Film. Located in Fullerton, California
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California State University, L... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list American Film Schools
Long Beach, California, United States of America
Department of Film and Electronic Arts. Located in Long Beach, California
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California State University, N... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list American Film Schools
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Department of Cinema and Television Arts. Located in Northridge, California
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Columbia College Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list American Film Schools
Tarzana, Los Angeles, California
Columbia College Hollywood. Located in Tarzana, California
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Los Angeles Film School is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list American Film Schools
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Los Angeles Film School. Located in Hollywood, California
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Loyola Marymount University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list American Film Schools
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television. Located in Los Angeles, California
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San Francisco Art Institute is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list American Film Schools
California, United States of America
School of Studio Practice (film). Located in San Francisco, California
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San Francisco State University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list American Film Schools
California, United States of America
Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Located in San Francisco, California
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San Jose State University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list American Film Schools
Department of Tv, Radio, Film & Theatre. Located in San Jose, California