Question by blahh: Which of these schools has the best graduate film program?
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Miami
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Florida State University
Columbia College Chicago
University of Iowa
Those are in order from the one I’m most interested in to least interested in. I can’t afford NYU, UCLA, or USC and my main goal is to become a film professor so forking out the extra cash for those schools would be pointless.
Do any of those programs listed stand out at all?
I’m double majoring in film studies and english at UNC-Wilmington right now.
Answer by Stephanie C
I attended RIT for my undergrad in film, and worked with a lot of the grad students during my time there. I’m afraid I can’t speak to the grad programs at other schools, but I can tell you a bit about my RIT experience, if it helps you.
The great thing about RIT’s film program (both grad and undergrad) is how hands-on it is. You literally do have a camera in your hand the first day, and you are constantly making movies.
The downsides? A) RIT is on the “quarter system,” so strange break times and demanding schedules can cause a lot of havoc for us film students. It’s very stressful! B) The faculty can be a little hit or miss. There are some professors that I love dearly and are extremely helpful, and there are others that don’t listen and cause a lot of problems. But that’s probably true of nearly every school, I suppose. C) The weather. Don’t plan on filming a lot of pretty outdoor shots – Rochester is the second cloudiest area in the country.
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