Columbia University School of the Arts (New York, NY) – Extensive Exceptional Training
With Kathryn Bigelow as one of its illustrious alumni, Columbia is a school that does its job well. As the first female director
to win an Oscar for her film The Hurt Locker, it’s a testament to her talent and solid training. The Film MFA has been running for over 50 years and in that time its graduates have made huge waves in the industry, scooping awards at all the top festivals and ceremonies.
The school proudly declares its Film MFAs in Screenwriting/Directing and in Creative Producing as the world’s premiere training for filmmakers and that its curriculum fosters “cutting-edge creativity, intellectual rigor, and hands-on practicality.” It offers programs in Film, Film and Media Studies, Theater, Visual and Sound Arts, and Writing.