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.