For all the movie lovers who have wondered how some of the most amazing award-winning movies are made, you’re in good hands. It’s time to make your movie-making dreams come true as we take you on a tour of the best international film schools. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy this breathtaking tour.
The entertainment industry is so vast that it affords international students great opportunities. So, if you’re looking for the best fit when it comes to film schools, look no further.
1. National Film and Television School (NFTS)
Established in 1971 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, NFTS is featured in the 2018 ranking by The Hollywood Reporter of the top 15 international film schools. It offers more than 30 MA, diploma, and certificate courses across film, TV and gaming. It also features more behind-the-camera classes than any other film school.
It is worthy of note that NFTS won a 2018 BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema. She also won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The tuition fee stands at $7,905 annually. Notable alumni include Roger Deakins and Nick Park.
2. Tel Aviv University (TAU)
TAU has a partnership with the New York University Tisch School of the Arts and is the largest university in Israel. It’s one of the best international film schools and has one of the best film programs in the world of cinema education. Interestingly, it offers programs in both English and Hebrew.
At TAU, students are immersed in the history of film, film theories and hands-on production courses. These courses encourage creativity and sociocultural depth with tuition fees at $13,205/annually.
3. Centro de Capacitacion Cinematographic (CCC)
It was founded in 1975 at the heart of Mexico City and is considered the Mexican Hollywood. There are no course offerings in English, but with sufficient Spanish skills, you can attend this film school for an amazing tuition of $1600 per year.
The CCC offers training in 16mm, 35mm and digital filmmaking, a large soundstage and full audio production facilities. The CCC also has a great extension program beyond production and cinematography. Its notable alumni include Rodrigo Prieto, Everardo Gonzalez and Tatiana Huezo.
4. Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS)
AFTRS was established in 1973 by the mandate of the Australian parliament. The aim being that Australian artists and craftsmen could tell Australian stories. Its world-class state-of-the-art facilities share proximity with the famous Bondi Beach.
It has more than 5000 awards and selections for student films from top festivals like Cannes and Sundance. Similarly, its staff and alumni have won Oscars, BAFTAs, and other prestigious honours. The tuition stands at $AUS41,000 (per 2 years) or $29,062 (per year US) while notable alumni include Gillian Armstrong, Alex Proyas and Andrew Lesnie.
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