FSU College of Motion Picture Arts among the best film schools in the nation

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s top film schools.

In the past month alone, the college has been included in Variety magazine’s “30 Top Film Schools in North America” and in Filmschool.org’s top 10 undergraduate film programs in the U.S.

Filmschool.org also ranked FSU No. 1 in the category of “Best Affordable Film School” for 2022.

Reb Braddock, dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts

“We have always been extremely proud of our undergraduate film production program,” said Reb Braddock, dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts, “so it’s gratifying to have that confirmed by outside reviewers.”

Variety highlighted FSU’s addition of a 180-degree LED virtual production stage at its College of Motion Picture Arts.

The magazine said the school remains dedicated to cultivating relationships between students and alumni, and it mentioned the school’s emphasis on teamwork “to make successful stories in the industry.”

“We stress industry practices with a focus on creative collaboration,” Braddock was quoted as saying. “This intense work they do together makes for strong bonds of friendship and future creative teams that last for a lifetime.”

Filmschool.org noted the college’s “highly prestigious” reputation in addition to its relative affordability.

“We tell prospective students to compare the cost of attending FSU with the cost of any other program in the country, because we know the bang for the buck is bigger here than anywhere else,” Braddock said. “It’s part of our ongoing effort to make the acquisition of filmmaking skills affordable for everyone, regardless of family resources.”

Paige Roberts, head of admissions for FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts

Paige Roberts, head of admissions for FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts, hailed the “level playing field” the film school offers prospective filmmakers: FSU is the only motion picture college in the country that pays the production costs of every student’s motion picture.

“Our students don’t have to compete for any sort of resources,” Roberts said. “We provide everything they need to make their films, from the lens back, including funding for each project.”

With four majors to choose from, undergraduates can focus on production or animation, while graduate students can choose from screenwriting or motion picture production. With a small student-to-faculty ratio, the college offers abundant mentorship opportunities.

The FSU film school was also featured among Animation Career Review’s 2022 Animation School Rankings. FSU ranked in the Top 50 nationally, Top 40 nationally among public schools and colleges and Top 5 in the South.

Last year, The Hollywood Reporter named FSU’s film school in the Top 15 of best film schools in the country while the U.S. News & World Report ranked among the #5 best value colleges in America.

For more information, visit https://film.fsu.edu/.