The Hollywood Reporter (THR) came out with their ranking of the top 25 film schools to attend, and I have to say I’m shocked that my alma mater, University of Miami, was not on the list.¬† I am even more shocked¬† that Florida State made the list instead of us.¬† When did FSU get a film program?
Side note: If you know anything about me personally then you know I hate Florida State.
As much as I loved college and the program I was in at University of Miami I have to say that I have learned more about the industry while actually working in it than I ever did while taking classes.¬† Film schools don’t offer a Production Assistant 101 or an Executive Assistant 101, and those positions are usually the first ones that aspiring filmmakers get right out of college.
That being said, don’t completely write off college if you want to work in Hollywood.¬† Despite their insane expenses and lack of classes focused on how to actually work in the industry,¬† college does help you learn and grow as a person.¬† And I think that is the most important part of it, no matter if your school is in the top 25 or not.
What schools do you think should be on the list?