As somebody who attended two of the most well-known movie faculties, I typically get requested which movie program is the greatest. Historically, NYU and USC have been generally known as the 'massive two' of movie faculties with every buying and selling off over the years for bragging rights as to the college with the extra prestigious alumni and pedigree. Following up shut behind are UCLA in addition to Columbia. In reality, whereas USC and NYU declare a protracted checklist of profitable graduations and alumni which have had illustrious careers after attending them, all these packages are worthwhile relying on what you are attempting to get out of them.
Before deciding on a movie college it is necessary to know a number of issues. First, movie is an entrepreneurial enterprise. Nobody is going handy you a job, you must create alternatives for your self. Your expertise and craft might be labored on and honed however at the finish of the day your social and networking expertise in addition to your ingenuity in getting funding or sponsors in your tasks are expertise which can be simply as necessary as the high quality of your filmmaking or writing .
With that stated, it could make sense that the faculties that afford you the most alternatives to community with skilled contacts in the trade have the most success at their college students acquiring work. This is why USC and NYU have historically had the most numbers of working professionals popping out of their faculties. Both faculties have giant packages with alumni in all aspects of the enterprise. Both faculties even have intensive internship packages in addition to lively alumni participation.
Other faculties similar to UCLA and Columbia whereas having high quality packages, shouldn’t have the sheer variety of graduations, though UCLA is shut. For this purpose, regardless of the manufacturing and historic training you’ll obtain at these packages is prime notch, there are fewer direct alternatives to community with Alumni and a relatively smaller community of execs to strategy throughout and after college.
Another prime notch program that one ought to think about is the AFI program. While smaller than a few of the different packages it is run by the American Film Institute with prime notch instructors and a really 'palms on' strategy. It doesn’t even have adequate the extent of amenities that the NYU and USC packages present.
Another necessary factor to bear in mind is how the cities the place you go to high school will have an effect on your profession growth. New York and Los Angeles have very totally different movie cultures. While USC is situated in the coronary heart of the Hollywood movie trade, it has shut ties to the technical, manufacturing and submit manufacturing firms of Los Angeles and an in depth community in the 'studio system' of filmmaking. NYU, situated in New York, whereas having a justifiable share of economic administrators because it's alumni additionally has stronger 'creative' or 'unbiased' movie philosophy and ties.
During the 70's and 80's a have a look at the administrators that got here out of every program confirmed the distinction in kinds and filmmaking content material. While George Lucas and Robert Zemeckis graduated from USC, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Oliver Stone attended NYU. In newer years nevertheless, each faculties have had a variety of profitable in addition to 'unbiased' filmmakers popping out of their packages. From a private standpoint, in my expertise USC cave higher emphasis on the technical manufacturing expertise of filmmaking whereas NYU appeared to emphasize the story and creative components extra. Both nevertheless supply ample alternative for a pupil to check each.