Film Schools in California - 2017 Ranking

Schools
78
In CA
California Film Schools78 California film colleges offer certificates, associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in acting, cinematography and film production, and film and cinema.

The best film programs are offered by University of Southern California. This film college offers an excellent quality programs - five-star rating for curriculum and four stars for teaching.

See the best 50 film schools and colleges in California below or narrow your search by program, desired diploma, or city in California.


Top 50 film schools in California:

University of Southern California - Film School Ranking
1. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, 12 film programs

California Institute of The Arts - Film School Ranking
2. California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, 10 film programs

University of California Los Angeles - Film School Ranking
3. University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 4 film programs

University of California Santa Barbara - Film School Ranking
4. University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, 4 film programs

California State University Long Beach - Film School Ranking
American Film Institute Conservatory - Film School Ranking
6. American Film Institute Conservatory

Los Angeles, 2 film programs

Chapman University - Film School Ranking
7. Chapman University

Orange, 7 film programs

Loyola Marymount University - Film School Ranking
8. Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, 5 film programs

San Francisco State University - Film School Ranking
9. San Francisco State University

San Francisco, 6 film programs

University of California Santa Cruz - Film School Ranking
10. University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, 3 film programs

University of California Riverside - Film School Ranking
11. University of California Riverside

Riverside, 2 film programs

University of California Berkeley - Film School Ranking
12. University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, 4 film programs

American Conservatory Theater - Film School Ranking
13. American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco, 3 film programs

Pepperdine University - Film School Ranking
14. Pepperdine University

Malibu, 5 film programs

Art Center College of Design - Film School Ranking
15. Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, 2 film programs

Stanford University - Film School Ranking
16. Stanford University

Stanford, 3 film programs

California State University Northridge - Film School Ranking
Mount Saint Mary's University - Film School Ranking
18. Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, 5 film programs

University of California San Diego - Film School Ranking
New York Film Academy - Film School Ranking
20. New York Film Academy

Burbank, 8 film programs

Academy of Art University - Film School Ranking
21. Academy of Art University

San Francisco, 9 film programs

University of California Irvine - Film School Ranking
Biola University - Film School Ranking
23. Biola University

La Mirada, 1 film program

University of California Davis - Film School Ranking
California State University Sacramento - Film School Ranking
Brooks Institute - Film School Ranking
26. Brooks Institute

Ventura, 1 film program

San Francisco Art Institute - Film School Ranking
27. San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, 3 film programs

California State University Fullerton - Film School Ranking
Claremont McKenna College - Film School Ranking
29. Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, 2 film programs

Los Angeles Film School - Film School Ranking
30. Los Angeles Film School

Hollywood, 3 film programs

Columbia College Hollywood - Film School Ranking
31. Columbia College Hollywood

Tarzana, 2 film programs

National University - Film School Ranking
32. National University

La Jolla, 3 film programs

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles - Film School Ranking
California College of The Arts - Film School Ranking
34. California College of the Arts

San Francisco, 2 film programs

Argosy University The Art Institute of California Sacramento - Film School Ranking
Argosy University The Art Institute of California San Francisco - Film School Ranking
Argosy University The Art Institute of California Orange County - Film School Ranking
University of The Pacific - Film School Ranking
38. University of the Pacific

Stockton, 1 film program

Pitzer College - Film School Ranking
39. Pitzer College

Claremont, 1 film program

La Sierra University - Film School Ranking
40. La Sierra University

Riverside, 1 film program

Argosy University The Art Institute of California Los Angeles - Film School Ranking
John Paul The Great Catholic University - Film School Ranking
Woodbury University - Film School Ranking
43. Woodbury University

Burbank, 2 film programs

Argosy University The Art Institute of California Hollywood - Film School Ranking
Santa Monica College - Film School Ranking
45. Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, 1 film program

Los Angeles City College - Film School Ranking
46. Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles, 2 film programs

Orange Coast College - Film School Ranking
47. Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, 2 film programs

Pacific Union College - Film School Ranking
48. Pacific Union College

Angwin, 5 film programs

De Anza College - Film School Ranking
49. De Anza College

Cupertino, 1 film program

California Baptist University - Film School Ranking
50. California Baptist University

Riverside, 2 film programs

California film schools by program:

Film and Cinema Studies: 39 schools
Film Acting: 10 schools
Screenwriting and Playwriting: 11 schools
Cinematography and Production: 50 schools

California film schools by diploma:

Certificates: 23 schools
Associate's Degrees: 30 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 43 schools
Master's Degrees: 24 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 4 schools

California film schools by city:

Angwin: 1 school
Berkeley: 1 school
Burbank: 2 schools
Claremont: 2 schools
Costa Mesa: 1 school
Culver City: 1 school
Cupertino: 1 school
Davis: 1 school
Emeryville: 1 school
Escondido: 1 school
Fresno: 1 school
Fullerton: 1 school
Hollywood: 2 schools
Irvine: 1 school
Kentfield: 1 school
La Jolla: 2 schools
La Mirada: 1 school
Long Beach: 2 schools
Los Altos Hills: 1 school
Los Angeles: 7 schools
Malibu: 1 school
Mission Viejo: 1 school
Monterey: 1 school
North Hollywood: 1 school
Northridge: 1 school
Norwalk: 1 school
Orange: 1 school
Pasadena: 1 school
Riverside: 3 schools
Sacramento: 5 schools
San Bernardino: 2 schools
San Diego: 1 school
San Francisco: 8 schools
San Jacinto: 1 school
San Marcos: 1 school
San Mateo: 1 school
San Pablo: 1 school
Santa Ana: 1 school
Santa Barbara: 2 schools
Santa Clarita: 1 school
Santa Cruz: 1 school
Santa Maria: 1 school
Santa Monica: 2 schools
Santa Rosa: 1 school
Saratoga: 1 school
Stanford: 1 school
Stockton: 1 school
Tarzana: 1 school
Valencia: 1 school
Valley Glen: 1 school
Ventura: 1 school
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