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The 40 Best Film Schools In The U.S. and Canada 2019

The 40 Best Film Schools In The U.S. and Canada 2019

Annual Lists

U.S. Northeast

New York University Tisch’s Kanbar Institute of Film and Television (New York, NY) – Extensive Exceptional Training

The likes of Martin Scorsese and Oliver Stone are just some of the heavyweight alumni of this school. An East Coast gem in the heart of Manhattan, it blends traditional academic research with the special skills required to make films.

Courses include Storytelling Strategies, Performance Strategies, Visual Core Production, and Audio Core Production.

Chair of the graduate film program and Oscar-winning filmmaker, Barbara Schock, says, “NYU’s Graduate Film program is a production program that focuses on the development of the personal voice in filmmaking. Grad film is internationally renowned for its commitment to cultivating individual and diverse voices and when you look at our graduates—starting with our program’s artistic director, Spike Lee, to our alumni Jim Jarmusch, Todd Solondz, Sara Driver, Ang Lee, Jim Taylor, Tamara Jenkins, and Lucy Walker—you can see the impact our program has on shaping and elevating film here in the U.S. and around the world.

“We have a tradition of upholding the singular voice, meaning the voices of our students and alumni define the film marketplace, rather than the other way around. We believe that becoming a success within the film industry is best achieved by acquiring a command of craft.”

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  1. Tom Peterson says:

    Surprisingly, the Olympic College Film School (Bremerton, WA), a comprehensive accredited program with two and four-year options, with an outstanding faculty, new facilities designed just for the film school, new technology with a focus on Digital Filmmaking, access to Seattle-based companies, and the lowest four-year tuition around (less than $35,000) was missed.

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