No Title Productions Feb 11, 2021 0

4 Tips to Choosing Film Schools

How to Choose the Best Film School for You

Film schools are one of the best ways to learn how to make movies. It’s a great way to broaden your horizons beyond your normal “in the big city” setting and allow you to create something special with your artistic talents. However, you must know what to look for in a good film school. After all, there are a lot of films competing for scarce film scholarship competitions these days.

There are film schools all around the country, and they range from being simple certificate or diploma schools to the very selective – only allowing the best of the best to attend. You don’t want to limit yourself just to what the “big boys” may offer. There is no reason why you should have to settle for second best, especially when you could be directing, writing, or acting instead. Film school can give you skills in all three disciplines, which is a huge plus. Here are some tips to help you choose the best film school for your film program.

– Find out if the film school you’re considering is accredited by The Association of Independent Schools and Colleges (TASC). They have accreditation standards that are strict, so that means that if the film school you are interested in has been accepted by them, then you know it’s all good. There is also a grade point average required by the film industry to be part of the TASC accredited schools, which is based on a student’s performance throughout their four-year program. This performance is measured on things like class work, performance on-screen, and class participation and dialogue.

– Ask about internship opportunities. Internships are a great way to not only get the experience but also meet film industry personnel. Make sure that the school you’re considering offers internships, or at the very least has a few students who are pursuing this opportunity. They can tell you a lot about the film industry and give you insight into what is really going on.

– Go see the classes in person. Although you can learn a lot online, seeing the classes in person will show you how a class is taught. You’ll see how instructors go about teaching their courses. You’ll also see if the class is paced appropriately for your age. Also, go to a class with a friend. You may be able to learn a thing or two from a classmate, who may have taken the same course as you.

Film schools are not for everyone. However, if you have ambition and a desire to be in the film industry, then by all means, consider attending one. Just make sure that the film school you choose is accredited by the TASC and is located in the city and state you would like to be in. Also, remember to do some research, ask questions, and take notes during class so that you’ll be prepared when the day comes.


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