production and historical education you will receive at these programs is top notch, there are fewer direct opportunities to network with Alumni and a comparatively smaller network of professionals to approach during and after school.
Another top notch program that one should consider is the AFI program. While smaller than some of the other programs it is run by the American Film Institute with top notch instructors and a very ‘hands on’ approach. It does not however have quite the extent of facilities that the NYU and USC programs provide.
Another important thing to keep in mind is how the cities where you go to school will affect your career development. New York and Los Angeles have very different film cultures. While USC is located in the heart of the Hollywood film industry, it has close ties to the technical, production and post production