List of film schools

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The following is a list of film schools grouped by country. Around the world, there are institutions both public and private dedicated to teaching film either as a department in a larger university, or as a stand alone entity. There is also a distinction between film programs in existing private colleges and art schools, and purely for-profit institutions. The popularity of film and television production courses has exponentially increased since the 1980s and there are now more than 1,200 known institutions offering such courses around the world.[1]

Active institutions in continents[edit]

Africa[edit]

School Location Country Control Type Enrollment Founded Cilect Member
ISMAC - Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l'Audiovisuel et du Cinéma Rabat Morocco Public 2011
Footprint Media Academy Johannesburg South Africa Private
South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance - AFDA Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa Private Baccalaureate college 1100 1992 Yes
Empire Film Academy Akwa Ibom State Nigeria Private Higher Diploma 2008
CityVarsity School of Media and Creative Arts Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa
Reel Edge Film Academy Johannesburg South Africa No
Dunamis Creative Arts School- Film Production Course Johannesburg South Africa Private
National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) Accra Ghana Public Yes
KM Professional Film Academy Douala Cameroon Private No
Higher institute of Cinema Cairo Egypt Public Baccalaureate college 1959 Yes
The Sword of Excellence Drama-Film University (THE SEDU) Ibadan Nigeria Private and Faith-Based 2006

Asia[edit]

School Location Country Control Type Enrollment Founded Cilect Member
FX SCHOOL Mumbai India Private Diploma in Digital Film Making 2009 No
Craft - Center for Research in Art of Film and Television New Delhi India Private Diploma in Cinematography & Film Direction 2006 No
RAFT - RAMOJI ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION Hyderabad India Public Diploma in Digital Film Making and Television 2010 No
NYFA Mumbai Mumbai India Private 2012 No
CPIFT - CITY PULSE INSTITUTE OF FILM & TELEVISION Gandhinagar India Public Masters university 2009 No
Annapurna International School of Film + Media Hyderabad India International School of Media BA, MA and MMBA degrees 2011 No
Department of Television and Film Studies, University of Dhaka Dhaka Bangladesh Public University 30 January 23, 2012 No
RK Films and Media Academy - RKFMA, New Delhi[2] New Delhi India Educational Society/ NGO / Trust 2006 No
Jahangirnagar University - (Department of Drama and Dramatics)[3] Savar Bangladesh Public University Baccalaureate college 10100 1970 No
Matrikas Film School New Delhi India Educational trust No
Journalism college in Delhi New Delhi India International Institute of Mass Media - IIMM Both BA and MA degrees available 1999 No
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan - Department of Film & TV Studies[4] New Delhi India Educational Society 2001 No
Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication[5] New Delhi India Sri Aurobindo Society 2003 No

Rabindra Bharati University

Kolkata India Public University May 8, 1962 No
Pailan Film & Television Institute Kolkata India Educational Society
Mumbai Digital Films Academy Mumbai India Autonomous Institution 2004 No
Government Film and Television Institute[6] Bangalore India Directorate of Technical Education Diploma August 1943 No

Australia[edit]

School Location Country Control Type Enrollment Founded Cilect Member
Sydney Film School Sydney Australia Private
(for-profit)
Special-focus institution 2004
Footscray City Films Melbourne Australia Private
(for-profit)
Special-focus institution 80 1981
MAPS Film School Adelaide Australia Private
(for-profit)
Special-focus institution 45 1983
Griffith Film School Brisbane Australia Private
(for-profit)
Baccalaureate college 1000 1971 Yes
University of Melbourne (Victorian College of the Arts) Melbourne Australia Public Research university/VH 38,281 1853
Australian Film Television and Radio School Multiple Australia Private
(for-profit)
Master's university 1973
RMIT School of Media and Communication (Department of Film and Television) Melbourne Australia Private
(for-profit)
Baccalaureate college 2009[7]
International Film College Gold Coast Australia Private
(for-profit)
Baccalaureate college 20 2007
Queensland School of Film and Television Brisbane Australia Private
(for-profit)
Baccalaureate college 1992
Bond University Gold Coast Australia Private
(for-profit)
Baccalaureate college 1987
Film and Television Institute Fremantle Australia Private
(for-profit)
Baccalaureate college 1987
WA Screen Academy Western Australia Australia Private
(for-profit)
Master's university 2005
SAE Institute Multiple Australia Private
(for-profit)
Special-focus institution 1976
Participate Film Academy Sydney Australia Private
(for-profit)
Special-focus institution 2005
Actors Centre Australia[8] Surry Hills Australia Private
(for-profit)
Special-focus institution 1987
New York Film Academy[9] Gold Coast Australia Private
(for-profit)
Special-focus institution 2013
University of Queensland Brisbane Australia Public Research university/VH 46,826 1909

Europe[edit]

School Location Country Control Type Enrollment Founded Cilect Member
HandsOn Malta School of Filmmakers[10] Sliema Malta Private Institution Film School 2010 No
Prague Film School[11] Prague Czech Republic Private Film School 100 2003 No
Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography[12] Moscow Russia Public University 1919 Yes
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia[13] Rome Italy Public Institution 1935 Yes
New York Film Academy[14] Florence Italy Private Institution Film school 2009 No
Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst - NARAFI[15] Brussels Belgium Public University 1939 No
Film and TV School of The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - FAMU Prague Czech Republic Public University 1946 Yes
La Femis(IDHEC)[16] Paris France Public University 1944 Yes
National Film School in Łódź The Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź[17][18] Łódź Poland Public University 1948 Yes
Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts[19] Sofia Bulgaria Public University 1948 Yes
Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos-H.C.T.S.S[20] Athens Greece Private Superior School 1948 / 1950 Yes
Fakultet Dramskih Umetnosti[21] Beograd Serbia Public University 1950 Yes
Filmacademy Vienna[22] Vienna Austria Public University 1952 Yes
National Film and Television School[23] Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom Private Institution 1971 Yes
Lisbon Theatre and Film School Lisbon Portugal Public University 1971 Yes
RITS (School for Audiovisual and Performing arts - techniques)[24] Brussels Belgium Yes
Screen Academy Scotland -[25] Edinburgh Scotland Public University 2004 Yes
Koninklijke Academie van Schone Kunsten - Kask[26] Gent Belgium Yes
Film School in Pisek Písek Czech Republic No

North America[edit]

School Location Country Control Type Enrollment Founded Cilect Member
University of Regina - Dept. of Media Production & Studies Regina, Saskatchewan Canada Public university Research university/H 1970
Simon Fraser University - Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology[27] Burnaby, British Columbia Canada Public University Research university/H 34000 1965
Queen's University Department of Film and Media Kingston, Ontario Canada Public university Research university/VH 23,883 1841
Toronto Film School Toronto, Ontario Canada Private College Diploma 1928
Ryerson University School of Image Arts: Film Department Toronto, Ontario Canada Public university Doctoral/research 1948
Ontario College of Art & Design Faculty of Arts: Integrated Media Department Toronto, Ontario Canada Public university Master's university/S 6,072 1876
Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Open Diploma 1995
Vancouver Film School Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Private 1987
Langara College Vancouver,
British Columbia
Canada Public College 8,350 1970
University of British Columbia Kelowna and Vancouver,
British Columbia
Canada Public university Research university/VH 57,075 1908 No
Emily Carr University of Art and Design Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Public University Art & Design 1,828 1925
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Concordia) Montreal, Quebec Canada Public university Doctoral/research 1997
Gulf Islands Film and Television School (GIFTS) Galiano Island, British Columbia Canada Public Institution Certificate 1995 No
Sheridan College School of Animation, Arts and Design: Media Arts; Advanced Television and Film Oakville, Ontario Canada Public University 1967 Yes
York University Department of Film Toronto, Ontario Canada Public university Research university/H 53,900 1959 Yes
Capilano University North Vancouver and Squamish,
British Columbia
Canada Public university Baccalaureate university 7,500 1968 No
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada Public University 971 1887
Red Deer College Red Deer, Alberta Canada Public comprehensive
community college
7,000 1964
SAIT Polytechnic Calgary, Alberta Canada Public university Baccalaureate university 17,516 1916
Université du Québec à Montréal Montreal, Quebec Canada Public university Research university/H 41,296 1969 Yes

South America[edit]

School Location Country Control Type Enrollment Founded Cilect Member
University of São Paulo São Paulo Brazil Public University
Federal University of Santa Catarina Florianópolis Brazil Public University 2005
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Private
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre Brazil Private
State University of Campinas Campinas Brazil Public University
Fluminense Federal University Rio de Janeiro Brazil Public University
Federal University of Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte Brazil Public University
Estácio de Sá University Rio de Janeiro Brazil Private
University of Chile[28] Santiago Chile Public University
University for the Arts, Sciences, and Communication Chile Private
Audiovisual Arts School of the Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, UNAB Colombia Private University
Film and TV School of the National University of Colombia Colombia Public University
Iberoamerican Documentary Film School Mérida Venezuela Open University
Escuela Nacional de Cine Caracas Venezuela Private

List of active institutions[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

  • Department of Film & Media, Stamford University Bangladesh
  • University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
  • Department of Television and Film Studies, University of Dhaka

Brazil[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

CILECT Members:

Others:

Greece[edit]

CILECT Members:

Hong Kong[edit]

Iceland[edit]

India[edit]

CILECT Members:

Other schools:

Iran[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Korea[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Norway[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

CILECT Members:

Romania[edit]

CILECT Members:

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

  • New York Film Academy School of Film and Acting - One and two year programs as well as Masters in Fine Arts [5]
  • The College of Architecture, Art & Design at the American University of Sharjah—Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design (BSMM) where students often focus on film or animation; the Department of Design also offers a Minor in Film.

United Kingdom[edit]

The following film schools are internationally accredited by the Cannes-based CILECT: The International Association of Film and Television Schools.

Other schools (which may also be Skillset accredited):

Other schools

  • UK Film School
  • Elstree Film School
  • Anna Florentini Theatre and Film School
  • International Film School Wales
  • London School of Film, Media and Performance
  • One To One Film School
  • School of Media Arts and Imaging, Time Based Art and Digital Film, Dundee
  • South Thames College Film School, London
  • Straight Curve Film School

Other training institutions/programmes available to UK students

  • MEDIA Programme
  • First Light Movies
  • British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC)
  • Film Education UK (closed in April 2013)
  • The Script Factory (ceased event activities in 2012, continues to provide script development consultancy and education)
  • Shooting People (only occasionally provides industry events)
  • Adobe, Avid, Apple, Panivision, Arri, RED and many other manufacturers of image-capture and image-processing tools have specific training options
  • Imaginox Online Film lab
  • The Writers Store, London

United States[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

  • Escuela Nacional de Cine

References[edit]