Because Brooklyn is part of CUNY, the upcoming grad program (it launches in 2013) will be significantly cheaper than comparable degrees at film schools such as Columbia's School of the Arts and NYU's Tisch.
Long noted for turning out top screen writers, Columbia offers a New York Ivy league film education with profs like Focus Features head James Schamus, Mira Nair and Oscar winner Milos Forman. Indie exec Ira Deutchman now heads the program; he’s a good measure of the school’s move towards artists who champion “story and collaboration” as the Hollywood Reporter has it.
A beacon of activist documentary instruction, production and screening since its founding in Lower Manhattan in 1972, DCTV remains a great place to learn production and post. Its rental offerings also brings good gear into the price range of anyone who has to pay out of their own pockets.
WHAT IS THE INDEPENDENT FILM SCHOOL? In 2006, after playing a key role in various writing groups, I invited folks to an impromptu screenwriting workshop. Eight people showed up. Word got out about my knack for training writers and within two years, several hundred writers had been to my workshops. As I went on to [...]
The International Film Institute of New York (IFI) was founded to provide high quality, low cost education in all aspects of film-making: screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, and editing. Digital technology is utilized in both production and post-production disciplines, along with a thorough grounding in all applications of conventional film techniques. The all-inclusive curriculum combines classroom [...]
Mediakite is a successful production and production-support-services company, founded in 2000 with offices in Midtown New York. The company produces documentaries, international news, television shows and also offers its expertise to producers from around the world. Mediakite Production Services specializes in production support for visual entertainment media, from development to post-production. Mediakite has the crew [...]
The New School – Documentary Studies The Certificate in Documentary Media Studies is a one-year, full-time, graduate-level program for students who want to begin or advance their career in the field of documentary video or filmmaking. The program offers students small classes and intensive studies in documentary history, theory, and practice while they produce, direct, [...]
Many graduate programs ask you to choose between studying media and creating it. The innovative MA in Media Studies at The New School expects you to do both. It allows you to integrate studies in media history, theory, research and management with production work in film, audio, video, and digital media—so you can advance in [...]
While some don't know what to make of NYFA's chain store approach to film and video training (the school seems to open new branches with abandon in places as disparate as Mumbai and Disney Studios, Florida), its practical, hands-on approach suits those who don't need a traditional university structure.
The Fine Arts Department of the School of Arts, Sciences and Communication offers coursework in three areas: Computer Graphics, Graphic Design and Visual Arts Education. Work in these areas lead to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree.
One of the top schools for film and television in the country, NYU's programs offer the depth and professional connections that make it one of the most competitive programs anywhere. With one lucky graduate each year winning a $200,000 prize to complete a debut feature film, you can bet it gets competitive.
Veteran “digital journalist” Michael Rosenblum, NYVS’s founder and president, is the inspiration behind of this innovative approach to learning video. The school offers both pay-as-you-go instruction and Internet courses in his endeavor to turn out “Video Journalists.”