Any educational institution dedicated to teaching components of filmmaking, such as film production, film theory, digital media production, and screenwriting, is known as a film school. Most film school programs include cinema history classes as well as hands-on technical instruction. Instruction on the usage and operation of cameras, lighting equipment, film or video editing equipment and software, and other necessary equipment may be included in technical training. Courses and training in disciplines including television production, broadcasting, audio engineering, and animation may be offered at film schools.
Some accredited and non-accredited colleges offer shorter workshop and conservatory programs in addition to longer degree programs. Although the usage of digital media in school curricula has increased dramatically in recent years, many film schools still educate students on how to use physical film in their works. Some schools only provide digital filmmaking courses, avoiding all instruction in the medium. Digital cameras and digital media are much less expensive than cameras and film stock, allowing a film school or department to provide more equipment for students to train with and use for their projects. Digital media (such as DVD) is also frequently utilized for in-class screenings.
University of Southern California School Of Cinematic Arts
The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) is one of the world’s most prestigious media colleges and is largely regarded as the top cinema school in the world. SCA, which was founded in 1929 in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has driven and matched the rise of the entertainment business and art form. Film & Television Production; Cinema & Media Studies; John C. Hench Division of Animation + Digital Arts; John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television; Interactive Media & Games; Media Arts + Practice; Peter Stark Producing Program—all offer comprehensive programs in all aspects of the cinematic arts. It boasts over 16,000 graduates, many of them are world-renowned animators, scholars, instructors, authors, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, sound experts, video game designers, and executives. There hasn’t been a year since 1973 when an alumnus or alumna hasn’t been nominated for an Academy Award or an Emmy.
American Film Institute
The American Film Institute (AFI) was founded in 1967, published the first complete history of American film, and spawned a national movement for preservation. The AFI Conservatory, a graduate-level institution for story filmmakers, has opened its doors. AFI FEST, AFI DOCS, and year-round exhibitions in the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Maryland are among the AFI’s exhibition programs. Other groundbreaking programs include the AFI Directing Workshop for Women and the AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women, both of which aim to increase diversity in the storytelling community. AFI Movie Club, AFI’s newest venture, is a daily worldwide engagement for movie buffs across the world.
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Tisch School of the Arts, founded on August 17, 1965, is a training center for artists, art researchers, and filmmakers. Performing Arts, Emerging Media, and Film & Television are the three Institutes that make up the school. Acting, dancing, drama, performance studies, design for stage and screen, musical theatre writing, photography, record production, game design and development, and television studies are among the undergraduate and graduate disciplines accessible to students.