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Where can I find universities similar to USC in film and media studies?

The film program at USC is legendary, and it's a huge draw for me, but I've got to have a Plan B. Any ideas on what other schools have similar strengths in film and media that also provide solid connections in the industry?

8 months ago

It's wonderful that you're aiming high with USC! For alternative options on the West Coast, UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television is another strong competitor right in the heart of Los Angeles. A bit further north, the University of California, Berkeley's film program is well respected and can pave the way to a robust professional network. Also, don't overlook Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in California, as it offers extensive hands-on experiences and has been climbing the ranks in film education.

If you're open to the East Coast as well, definitely consider NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, which is renowned for its film program. Tisch has great industry connections too, especially if you're looking to dip your toes into both the Hollywood and indie scenes. Also think about Wesleyan University in Connecticut, known for its strong film studies program and influential alumni. It's always a good strategy to have a diverse list of schools, so best of luck with your research and applications!

8 months ago

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