I am looking for colleges that I can go to for film. I love to watch and make movies and really want to make my dream come true. The thing is, I don’t know where to start. Where would I have to go to get into this business after college? Also, does anyone know of any colleges that offer film. And would I still be able to get into this business without going to college?? I am very good at making movies and maybe would not need to go to college to get better. Maybe just working in a business would make my skill higher. Pleease Help!!!!!!!
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Answer by zestysesky
LOL this is a business you get into because you either get a job doing medial work as a youngin, or your parents have a ton of money to be able to send you to a great film school. There is a film school in Los Angeles, CA and it’s pretty highly regarded, although i bet it’s expensive…i wouldn’t know…i’ve never been into film. Go to a college website and do a search for colleges that offer film.
Some of the best film schools in the World are in N. America, but if you want to work in Croatia, that may be of limited use to you. Part of what makes going to film school so valuable is the contacts you make. So you want to attend the best film school in the region in which you hope to work, post-graduation.
As for what you should study: some universities actually offer film as a major. Others put it under theater. So look for universities that offer strong programs in film or theater.
With that said, if you hope to work in the N. American film industry, the best schools in the US are:
New York University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Southern California
You can also look at these excellent programs:
The American Film Institute (Los Angeles)
The North Carolina School of the Arts
California Institute of the Arts
Film is a highly competitive industry. Although no, not all filmmakers have a degree, or a degree in film, it can only help make you a better candidate for entry-level jobs if you do so.
Many people’s first job in film is as a production assistant. That’s basically a gofer. You don’t need a degree to get this job, but it helps, because there will be a lot of other people applying.
Going to school for film will not only help you gain new skills, but it will also help you develop a network of contacts. Since most jobs in this industry are gotten via networking, this is going to be invaluable.