Top Ten Film Schools in the world 2016 | Best Reviewed List

We know that everyone who is passionate on Films exactly wants to make a career in the Film Industry. If you do not have the support of forefathers who worked for the film industry , then the only way to acquire skills through by Joining in a Film School. This article brings out the list of Best Film Schools in the world in 2016, that offering courses in Filmmaking, Film Editing, Cinematography, Sound Editing, etc.

Top Ten Film Schools in the World

  1. New York University (NYU)

The department of Cinema Studies at New York University offering courses in Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in cinema studies, Master of Arts in cinema studies and PhD in Cinema Studies. NYU offers massive facilities for those ones who studying Film there includes 300 plus instructors, Large Film Libraries, Cameras & Associated equipments and frequent visit of Major Industry professionals to the institute.

  1. University of Southern California – Film School

Situated in Central Location with immense of facilities, The University of Southern California is one of the best film school that offers hands on training from the beginning stage itself. The School of Cinematic Arts – University of Southern California is offering undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degree programs in the creative field of film.

  1. Vanderbilt University

As like American Film Institute and Columbia University, Vanderbilt University is one of the oldest Universities in India. Started in 1873 as a small private institution with ties to the church, Vanderbilt University now ranked among the top 12 private universities in the Nation, Vanderbilt University offers degree courses in Film Studies. Vanderbilt University annually hosts film festival programs to showcase the works of Indie-Filmmakers.

  1. Beijing Film Academy

Though there are plenteous of film and television institutes in Asia, only few then can be called ‘Good’ This Beijing Film Academy is one among the finest Film Schools in Asia. Located in China, Beijing Film Academy stands as the best film institute  for contributing as many artists and  technicians to the industry including including Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern) and Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine). Good news is Hollywood Filmmaker James Cameron is a visiting professor there.


  1. Columbia University School of the Arts

Columbia University School of the Arts, one of the oldest Universities in Europe is offering MFA course in Film Studies Department. You will never going to regret for joining in this institute. Though the fees required to pay is comparatively high it’s worthy. The notable filmmakers Barbara De Fina (Goodfellas) and Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) are the permanent teaching faculties of Columbia University School of the Arts. The notable Kathryn Bigelow, Lisa Cholodenko, James Mangold and Kimberly Peirce are some of the notable alumni of this institute.

TUITION MFA first and second years: $50,873 per year; M.A.: $44,264

  1. Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)

For many years, FTII stands as the Proud Film School in India for creating many talents to the film industry.  We defined FTII As one of the cheapest and Best Film Schools in the world. FTII, runs by the Ministry of Broadcasting Govt. of India offering 3 & 2 year and courses in Filmmaking, Sound Designing, Cinematography, Film Editing, Animation, Acting and Script Writing. There are spaces for both Indian and International Students in the institute.

Tuition Fee: $1,500

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

 Started in 1946, The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague is the fifth-oldest film schools in the world. The well known filmmakers Milos Forman, Ivan Passer, Agnieszka Holland, Emir Kusturica and Jiri Menzel are the alumni of this institute. The institute is offering classes in Czech and English language. The institute has tieups with NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, American University and Yale


TUITION $45,674

  1. Wesleyan University Film Studies

One among the cheapest film institute in   Hollywood, Wesleyan University has say a big list of dominant students who previously studied there includes Michael Bay, Akiva Goldsman, Joss Whedon, Larry Mark and Rick Nicita.

TUITION $55,736 (includes room and board)

  1. American Film Institute (AFI)

American Film Institute (AFI) Los Angeles is one of the best Films schools in the world that every Film aspirant wants to get in. The institute offers two year courses in the disciplines such as Filmmaking, Producing and Writing. Admissions to the courses are offered after an inspection in the performance of admission test. David Lynch and Darren Aronofsky are some of the notable alumni of AFI.

TUITION $38,416 for first year; $37,112 for second year (plus $8,033 for thesis)

Join here if the fees afford you.

  1. National Film and Television School (NFTS) United Kingdom

For decades, National Film School United Kingdom stands not only as the first preference for the film aspirants residing in UK but also to the World.  You may might find slighter lesser facilities in NFTS than other premium institutes in Europe, but it is exactly worthy for the fees you paid. NFTS is one of the cheapest film schools in United Kingdom.

TUITION $14,300 for residents; $32,000 for International students

 Information Collected by Vimal (Filmmakers Fans)

Sources: THR,,, CNN


Top Ten Film Schools in the world 2016 | Best Reviewed List

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