Schools/Colleges The Best Colleges for Film  

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List of the best colleges for film. Film schools have been ranked here in order of excellence and they are open to your votes. The University of Southern California likes to boast its tradition of having an alum win an Oscar every year since the Oscars even started. But if you are not ready to make the big move to Hollywood to learn about Hollywood, there are, as you will see on this list, several top film schools that are not located in Los Angeles, California. Or, if you are looking for a hybrid, schools like Boston University's College of Communication as well as Ithaca have "Study Abroad" programs in the L.A. film industry. These schools can snag you internships in film and television, network you with Hollywood alums, and ultimately lead you to the silver screen where you belong. So whether it is production, screenwriting, or television studies, these number one film schools are your ticket to Tinseltown.

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New York University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
New York University New York City, New York, United States of America - New York, NY

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Ohio State University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio, United States of America - Columbus, Ohio

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University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California, United States of America - Los Angeles, CA

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Ithaca College is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Ithaca College Ithaca, Greece - Ithaca, New York

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Syracuse University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Syracuse University Syracuse, New York, United States of America - Syracuse, New York

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University of California, Los ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, United States of America - Los Angeles, California

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Emerson College is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America - Boston, Massachusetts

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American Film Institute is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
American Film Institute Los Angeles, California, United States of America - Los Angeles, CA

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Drexel University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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Middlebury College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Middlebury College Middlebury, Vermont, United States of America - Middlebury, Vermont

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Boston University College of C... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Boston University College of Communication Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America - Boston, Massachusetts

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University of Texas at Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas, United States of America - Austin, Texas

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Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Columbia University Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York - New York, New York

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DePaul University is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
DePaul University Chicago, Illinois, United States of America - Chicago, Illinois

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Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois, United States of America - Evanston, Illinois

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Wesleyan University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Wesleyan University Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America - Middletown, Connecticut

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University of Colorado Boulder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado, United States of America - Boulder, Colorado

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Chapman University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Chapman University Orange, California, United States of America - Orange, California

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University of North Carolina a... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America - Greensboro, North Carolina

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Savannah College of Art and De... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America - Savannah, Georgia

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University of Kansas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America - Lawrence, Kansas

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University of Miami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America - Miami, Florida

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Arizona State University is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona, United States of America - Tempe, Arizona

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California Institute of the Ar... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
California Institute of the Arts Santa Clarita, Valencia, California - Valencia, California

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Loyola Marymount University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California, United States of America - Los Angeles, California

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University of Iowa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America - Iowa City, Iowa

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Ball State University is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Ball State University Center Township, Muncie, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana

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Collins College is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Collins College Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America - Tempe, Arizona

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Howard University is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Howard University Washington, D.C., United States of America - Washington, DC

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American University is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
American University Washington, D.C., United States of America - Washington, DC

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California State University, L... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, United States of America - Los Angeles, California

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San Francisco State University is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
San Francisco State University California, United States of America - San Francisco, California

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Brooklyn College is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Brooklyn College New York City, New York, United States of America - Brooklyn, New York

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Columbia College is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Columbia College Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America - Chicago, Illinois

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University of Michigan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America - Troy, Michigan