LA Film Schools Compete for Spotlight in OnlineCollegePlan.Com Ranking


LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9, 2017 () — Every morning in the Golden State, the sun rises on thousands of dreamers. An innumerable amount of people across America aspire to one day see their name in lights, and many of them decide that Los Angeles is the first stop on their journey to success. 

Many people don’t realize that the entertainment capital of the world is also on the leading edge of other industries such as fashion, health services, and technology; it’s also a huge manufacturing hub with the highest number of manufacturing jobs out of any other county in the country. More than 100 accredited colleges and universities are based in LA, as well. There is a lot more going on beneath the surface in this city, just like there is a lot more beneath the surface of finding success in the film industry. 

For people with a desire to be in front of the camera, the likelihood of breaking into the film industry by chance is next to nothing, and the chances of doing so through a talent scouting agency are not much better; this adds so much importance to working hard and earning a relevant degree at a reputable film school. 

For those that wish to be behind the camera, the reality is a little different, but the result is the same. Because the amount of film school graduates significantly exceeds the jobs available for them. It is vital that students do their best to earn a degree at the best school that they can. OnlineCollegePlan recently published a school ranking that seeks to help these prospective students makes their selection. The article ranks the 10 Best Film Schools in Los Angeles. You can read it here:

The list centers around institutions based or having a satellite campus in Los Angeles. Because of the generally high tuition costs, and each school’s star-studded notable alumni, research editor Anne Velusa pinned down more practical data to rank the schools. 

Using proven criteria such as freshman retention rate and graduation rate alongside industry-specific factors like course variety and awards earned each school was scored and placed accordingly. 

The top spot on the list is held by The Los Angeles Film School. The incredible campus sits right on Sunset Boulevard and encompasses the RCA Building, a historic landmark in the industry. This triple-accredited school easily stole the show because of its state of the art teaching facilities, and the variety of programs offered that would allow a student to attack the industry from any angle. The freshman retention rate is only 69% which is on the lower end of average, but the graduation rate is a solid 80.5% which is nearly 37% higher than the most recently reported national average. Other standouts include UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television and the legendary Tim Burton’s alma mater, California Institute of the Arts. 

You can see the entire list of film schools in descending order below:

10. Loyola Marymount University – School of Film and Television (Los Angeles, CA)
9. Art Center College of DesignPasadena (Pasadena, CA)
8. California State University Northridge – Department of Cinema & Television Arts (Northridge, CA)
7. New York Film Academy – Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA
6. Relativity School (Los Angeles, CA)
5. California Institute of the Arts – School of Film/Video (Los Angeles, CA)
4. University of California Los Angeles – School of Theater, Film, and Television (Los Angeles, CA)
3. American Film Institute Conservatory (Los Angeles, CA)
2. University of Southern California – School of Cinematic Arts (Los Angeles, CA)
1. The Los Angeles Film School (Los Angeles, CA)

Anne Velusa
Research Editor,
[email protected]

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SOURCE Online College Plan

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