Which is the Best Film School?
As someone who attended two of the most famous film schools, I often get asked which film program is the best. Historically, NYU and USC have been known as the ‘big two’ of film schools with each trading off over the years for bragging rights as to the school with the more prestigious alumni and pedigree. Following up close behind are UCLA as well as Columbia. In truth, while USC and NYU claim a long list of successful graduates and alumni that have had illustrious careers after attending them, all these programs are worthwhile depending on what you are trying to get out of them.
Before selecting a film school it is important to understand a few things. First, film is an entrepreneurial business. Nobody is going to hand you a job, you have to create opportunities for yourself. Your talent and craft can be worked on and honed but at the