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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 Film Academy 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
University of North Alabama 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
Arizona State University 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
Collins College (Phoenix) 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
University of Arizona 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
Yavapai College 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
University of Central Arkansas 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
Southern Arkansas University Tech 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
Academy of Art University 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
American Film Institute 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
Art Center College of Design 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
Brooks Institute 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
Chapman University 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 College of the Arts 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
California Institute of the Arts 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
California State University, Los Angeles 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
California State University, Fullerton 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
California State University, Long Beach 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
California State University, Northridge 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
Columbia College Hollywood 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 Film School 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
Loyola Marymount University 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
San Francisco Art Institute 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
San Francisco State University 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
San Jose State University Department of Tv, Radio, Film & Theatre. Located in San Jose, California

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University of California, Los ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list American Film Schools
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, United States of America - UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Located in Los Angeles, California

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University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list American Film Schools
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California, United States of America - USC School of Cinematic Arts. Located in Los Angeles, California

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University of Colorado Boulder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list American Film Schools
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado, United States of America - Film Studies Program. Located in Boulder, Colorado

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Wesleyan University is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list American Film Schools
Wesleyan University Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America - Center for Film Studies. Located in Middletown, Connecticut

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American University is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list American Film Schools
American University Washington, D.C., United States of America - Film and Media Arts Studies. Located in Washington D.C., District of Columbia

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Howard University is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list American Film Schools
Howard University Washington, D.C., United States of America - Film and Media Arts. Located in Washington D.C., District of Columbia

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Florida State University is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list American Film Schools
Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America - FSU College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts. Located in Tallahassee, Florida

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Full Sail University is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list American Film Schools
Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida, United States of America - Full Sail University. Located in Winter Park, Florida

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Ringling College of Art and De... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list American Film Schools
Ringling College of Art and Design Digital Filmmaking. Located in Sarasota, Florida

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University of Central Florida is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list American Film Schools
University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida, United States of America - Film Program. Located in Orlando, Florida

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University of Miami is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list American Film Schools
University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America - Motion Picture Program. Located in Miami, Florida

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East Coast Film Institute is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list American Film Schools
East Coast Film Institute Online Film Making Institute. Located in Miami, Florida

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Prince of Prestige Academy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list American Film Schools
Prince of Prestige Academy School of Digital Motion Picture Production. Located in Maitland, Florida

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Savannah College of Art and De... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list American Film Schools
Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America - School of Film, Digital Media and Performing Arts. Located in Savannah, Georgia

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Columbia College is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list American Film Schools
Columbia College Virginia, United States of America - Film & Video Department. Located in Chicago, Illinois

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DePaul University is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list American Film Schools
DePaul University Chicago, Illinois, United States of America - School of Cinema and Interactive Media. Located in Chicago, Illinois

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Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list American Film Schools
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois, United States of America - Department of Radio, Television + Film. Located in Evanston, Illinois

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Southern Illinois University C... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list American Film Schools
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, Illinois, United States of America - Department of Cinema and Photography. Located in Carbondale, Illinois

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University of Iowa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list American Film Schools
University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America - Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature. Located in Iowa City, Iowa

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Towson University is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list American Film Schools
Towson University Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America - Department of Electronic Media and Film. Located in Towson, Maryland

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Boston University is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list American Film Schools
Boston University Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America - Department of Film & Television. Located in Boston, Massachusetts

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Fitchburg State College is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list American Film Schools
Fitchburg State College Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States of America - Film/Video. Located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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Emerson College is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list American Film Schools
Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America - Television, Radio, and Film Production. Located in Boston, Massachusetts

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Minnesota State University Moo... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list American Film Schools
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead, Minnesota, United States of America - Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies. Located in Moorhead, Minnesota

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Missouri State University is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list American Film Schools
Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri, United States of America - Department of Media, Journalism & Film. Located in Springfield, Missouri