Students interested in film education will find a variety of available programs with common concentration areas that include screenwriting, camera operation, editing and directing.
10 Schools with Movie Director Programs
These schools offer degrees in film production, film studies, or other programs designed for aspiring movie directors.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Undergraduate Tuition (2015-16)*|
|Arizona State University - Tempe||Tempe, AZ||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$10,158 in-state, $25,458 out-of-state|
|Miami Dade College||Miami, FL||4-year, Public||Associate's, Bachelor's||$2,834 in-state, $9,661 out-of-state|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||Minneapolis, MN||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$13,790 in-state, $22,210 out-of-state|
|University of Central Florida||Orlando, FL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||$6,368 in-state, $22,467 out-of-state|
|New York University||New York, NY||4-year, Private||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$47,750|
|Florida State University||Tallahassee, FL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||$6,507 in-state, $21,673 out-of-state|
|University of Southern California||Los Angeles,||4-year, Private||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$50,277|
|Boston University||Boston, MA||4-year, Private||Bachelor's, Master's||$48,436|
|George Mason University||Fairfax, VA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$10,952 in-state, $31,598 out-of-state|
|University of Iowa||Iowa City, IA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$8,104 in-state, $27,890 out-of-state|
*Source: National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for movie director schools:
- Regardless of whether a program calls itself 'film studies,' 'film production' or something else entirely, check the curricula to ensure they include important topics such as the filmmaking process, editing, cinematography, film history, and screenwriting.
- A senior thesis film may be required to complete a bachelor's degree.
- Prospective students should also take into account the quality of equipment a film department has to offer.
- Also, a prospective student should ensure that there is an abundance of film cameras, lighting equipment and editing stations for use.