by go mustangs
Question by Hello Again: Several questions for people who know about Film classes in college and when those students graduate?
1)What is the difference between film studies, film production, filmmaking, and just plain film? I’ve been looking through college guides, which have used those terms for different schools when describing their strongest programs. It’s pretty confusing.
2)How likely is it to become a successful director, or at least get a chance at directing a mainstream movie? And please, no ‘based on the crap coming out now, very likely’.
3)Do many students who go through film school/classes/studies get a job in that area? I’ve heard of English majors having a hard time getting any jobs, but I’ve never heard about the film area (excluding acting, but that’s not what I want to do)
4)Excluding the obvious ones(NYU, UCLA, etc) what school have great film programs?
I would like sources, if you would.
Answer by gomanyes
1. It depends on the school. Sometimes different schools have different names for the same thing, other times the emphasis of the program is a bit different. But they are all quite similar.
2. Getting to direct a movie for a major Hollywood studio is very difficult. But if you graduate and do well, I think you could land a job at a smaller studio without too much difficulty.
3. Yes, there are many jobs in that area.
4. No idea.
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