If you are interested in pursuing a career as a filmmaker, then you will definitely want to consider pursuing education at one of the numerous film schools in the United States. These schools will prepare you to pursue your dream of becoming a great filmmaker.

Ohio University Although it may not be as famous as some of the larger film schools, the film school at Ohio University still offers its students a rigorous education that fosters creativity and excellence. They offer two degrees, a Master of Fine Arts and the Master of Arts in International Film. They offer a wide variety of courses in all areas of  the film experience, from film history to the basics of making of the film.

UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television UCLA is without a doubt one of the best film schools that you could attend, due to both its location and its commitment to academic excellence. They offer a wide variety of programs at both the undergraduate (in Film, Television, and Digital Media) and graduate (including an MFA in Animation, a Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies) degrees. If you attend here, you will work with some of the most famous and influential scholars and filmmakers in the business.

Tisch School of the Arts at NYU The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU is one of the most prestigious and established film schools in the country, and a degree from here will certainly take you far. Located in the cultural capital of the world, NYU has developed a reputation as one of the most rigorous film schools you could hope to attend. They have a number of programs and specializations, including graduate acting, performance studies, and design for stage and film.

USC School of Cinematic Arts If you want to attend a film school that has produced some of the preeminent directors, producers, scholars, and others in the film industry, then you should definitely consider the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Founded in 1929, the school has a long and distinguished history of providing its students with the utmost in terms of resources and course offerings. If you attend here, you will study with some of the premier people in the industry, and a degree here can take you far in your career as a filmmaker.

California Institute of the Arts Like other schools in California, the California Institute of the Arts has established itself as one of the premiere film schools in the, due to both the resources available and the rigorous curriculum. Students interested in film have a number of programs to choose from, at both the undergradute and graduate levels. For example, they offer both a BFA and an MFA in such programs as Film and Video and Character Animation. They also offer advanced and especially promising students the opportunity to study in two areas, thus offering those students the opportunity to expand their film and artistic horizons.

- Thomas West