Top 10 Acting & Film making Schools in the World

Film schools teaches a person the basic concepts of making films which includes film production, digital media, screen writing as well as film theory. The top 10 film and acting schools mentioned below have given very talented and fine artist to the film industry all over the globe. Many known graduates of these schools have given films that have topped the box office. So let us have a glance on the top 10 film schools all over the world.

10. The National Film and Television School

The National Film and Television School was built in the year 1971. The president of the school is Lord Attenborough and the director is Nik Powell. It offers various full time and short courses which include documentary, cinematography, drama, production design, screenwriting, editing etc. The tuition fees is 14,300 US dollars for the residents of London and for the non-residents the tuition fees is 32,000 US dollars. The known graduates of the school are David Yates, Nick Park, Beeban Kidron.


9. Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University is situated in Middletown, Connecticut in USA. The university was built in the year 1831.the University is built over a land of 360 acres and has more than 340 buildings. The film department founder of the University is Jeanine Basinger. The tuition fee of the University is 55,736 US dollars which includes the room and board fees too. The Wesleyan University offers its students B.A. degree in film studies. The known graduates of the university include Miguel Arteta, Michael Bay and Zak Penn.


8. Columbia University School of the Arts

California University School of the Arts is headed by President C. Lee Bollinger. Columbia university school of the Arts was founded in the year 1948 and is situated in Manhattan, New York City. The university offers degree like MFA degree in visual arts, films, writing and theater arts. The university also offers MA degree in film studies. The tuition fees for MFA degree is 50,873 US dollars per annum and the tuition fees for M.A. course is 44,264 US dollars. The famous graduates of the school are Lisa Cholodenko, Kathryn Bigelw and Nicole Holofcener.


7. The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

It is situated in Prague and was built after the World War II in the year 1946. It is known to be the fifth oldest film schools in the world. It is among the most prestigious film- making schools all around the globe. It has nine departments that include screen writing, photography, documentary making etc. they have classes in two languages that is Czech and English. The tuition fees you have to pay to learn there is 45,674 US dollars. The degrees that the school offers include MFA in digital media and Cinema. The known graduates of the school are Milos Forman, Emir Kusturica and Agnieszka Holland.


6. California Institute of the Arts

The founder of California Institute of the Arts is Walt Disney. The school provides you music, theater, dance and art school all under the same roof. The school is known for training students in animation. Not only this you can even study documentary, dramatic narrative installation and even multimedia. The tuition fees you need to pay there is 37,684 US dollars. The school offers various degrees like MFA and MFA degree in film, MFA degree in film direction, BFA degree in character animation and BFA and MFA degree in video and experimental animation. The known graduates of the school include Tim Burton, Andrew Stanton and John Lasseter.


5. University of California Los Angeles

Though the school has always faced competition from its rival USC because of USC’s more connection in the industry, but this school ranks among the top ten film schools of the world because of its multicultural campus. The tuition fee for the Ph. D. degree for the residents of California is 13,549 US dollars and for the non residents it is 28651 US dollars. The school offers you degrees like B.A., M.A., MFA and Ph.D. The most known graduates of the school are Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Robbins and Alexander Payne.


4. New York University Tisch School of the Arts

In New York University Tisch School of Arts you will have James Franco telling you how you can make a film out of a poem in just a class of 12. The school offers the graduate a prize worth 200,000 US dollars to make a debut film. The school not only has its campus in New York but it also has a campus located in Singapore. The Tisch School of arts built in Singapore offers the students MFA degrees in various courses like digital arts, film production and dramatic writing. The tuition fees accounts to 45,674 US dollars. The known graduates of the school are Joel Coen, Charlie Kaufman and Todd Phillips.


3. Beijing Film Academy

Beijing Film School was opened in May 1950. The school has been renamed since its opening. When the school was first opened it enrolled 38 students. It is the biggest film school in Asia that specializes in tertiary education in film and television production. It is the best school in China which has programs to teach direction, production and script writing. The tuition fee for the local students of China is 1,240 US dollars to 1,550 US dollars. The tuition fee for the international students is 6,665 US dollar to 7,905 US dollar for one year. The degrees they offer are B.A. and M.A. as well as Ph.D. programs in production, direction, cinematography as well as in animation.


2. University of Southern California

This film school is the wealthiest school all over the world. This school has provided more artists to the film industry when compared to the other schools. USC was built in the year 1929 and it is the best known program all over the world. They help their students learn about the power of film, media and television. The tuition fee is 42,000 US dollars. The degree they offer includes B.A. , M.A. Ph.D. and MFA in film , TV animation and digital arts. They also offer many graduate and undergraduate programs in screenwriting, production and critical studies. The known people who have graduated from the school include George Lucas, Ron Howard, Jon Landau.


1. American Film Institute

American Film Institute is among the best film schools built in America. It was built in the year 1967. This Institute is situated in Los Angles and offers students a conservatory program of two years. This program focuses on teaching students the art of directing, writing and even producing films. The aim is to keep the history of motion movies going on, to credit the artist and to teach the coming youth the art of movie making and their production. The tuition fee for the first year is 38,416 US dollars and for the second year the tuition fees is 37112 US dollars. They provide you with the MFA degree, and a certificate of completion.


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