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The Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada, 2018: 40 Tuition Fee-Worthy Film Programs Staying Ahead of the Curve

The Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada, 2018: 40 Tuition Fee-Worthy Film Programs Staying Ahead of the Curve

Summer 2018

CANADA 

Outstanding Animation Training: Red Deer College (Red Deer, Alberta) 

“We’re excited to launch a new four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation and Visual Effects,” says Don Armstrong, Head of Production of RDC’s Motion Picture Arts program. The first of its kind in Alberta, the offering is years in the making (set to launch September 2018) and further proof of animation’s new status as a discipline in demand. RDC is also developing a four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theater and Live Entertainment, anticipated in September 2019. 

(Existing theatre and film programs will combine into a cross-disciplinary degree.) The fourth year of RDC’s MPA degree can be taken with a mentor, with high on or off-campus flexibility. Armstrong notes that past fourth-year projects have included a dramatic film that landed a Canadian theatrical release. 

Outstanding Animation Training: Capilano University (North Vancover, British Columbia) 

Outstanding Theory and Criticism Training: University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario) 

Outstanding Animation Training: Vancouver Film School (Vancouver, British Columbia) 

Outstanding Screenwriting Training: York University (Toronto, Ontario) 

Outstanding Animation Training: Concordia University (Montréal, Québec) 

Outstanding Theory and Criticism Training: University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia) 

Outstanding Theory and Criticism Training: Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) 

Engendering students with a sharp awareness of their cultural surroundings is a key mission of Queen’s University’s Film and Media program, and it shows in the intriguing specificity of course offerings like “Hollywood: The Dream Factory,” “Cinema and the City,” and “Animation Theory & Criticism.” Although primarily a film studies department, video and editing facilities are on hand, and third-year students can opt for a practical internship in a media environment or choose one of the department’s exchange programs. Queen’s has a partnership with the film-friendly University of Glasgow, along with other British Isles-based and Australian universities. MM 

This article appears in MovieMaker‘s Summer 2018 issue. Illustrations by Cesar Tezeta.

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