Film Schools in The West - 2017 Ranking

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In 2017, we have evaluated film 140 schools offering majors in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Our team ranks University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA), and University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) the best three film schools in the West.

See the Best 50 Film schools in the West below or narrow your search by program, state, or city in the West.


Top 50 film schools in the West:

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

Los Angeles, CA, 12 film programs

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

Valencia, CA, 10 film programs

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

Los Angeles, CA, 4 film programs

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

Santa Barbara, CA, 4 film programs

California State University Long Beach - Film School Ranking
5. California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, CA, 2 film programs

American Film Institute Conservatory - Film School Ranking
6. American Film Institute Conservatory

Los Angeles, CA, 2 film programs

Chapman University - Film School Ranking
7. Chapman University

Orange, CA, 7 film programs

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

Los Angeles, CA, 5 film programs

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

San Francisco, CA, 6 film programs

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

Santa Cruz, CA, 3 film programs

Arizona State University Tempe - Film School Ranking
11. Arizona State University Tempe

Tempe, AZ, 2 film programs

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

Riverside, CA, 2 film programs

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

Berkeley, CA, 4 film programs

University of Colorado Boulder - Film School Ranking
14. University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO, 2 film programs

Brigham Young University Provo - Film School Ranking
15. Brigham Young University Provo

Provo, UT, 6 film programs

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

San Francisco, CA, 3 film programs

University of Utah - Film School Ranking
17. University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, 2 film programs

Pepperdine University - Film School Ranking
18. Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA, 5 film programs

University of Washington Seattle - Film School Ranking
19. University of Washington Seattle

Seattle, WA, 4 film programs

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

Pasadena, CA, 2 film programs

Stanford University - Film School Ranking
21. Stanford University

Stanford, CA, 3 film programs

California State University Northridge - Film School Ranking
22. California State University Northridge

Northridge, CA, 1 film program

Mount Saint Mary's University - Film School Ranking
23. Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA, 5 film programs

University of California San Diego - Film School Ranking
24. University of California San Diego

La Jolla, CA, 2 film programs

New York Film Academy - Film School Ranking
25. New York Film Academy

Burbank, CA, 8 film programs

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

San Francisco, CA, 9 film programs

University of California Irvine - Film School Ranking
27. University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA, 2 film programs

University of Oregon - Film School Ranking
28. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR, 3 film programs

University of Nevada Las Vegas - Film School Ranking
29. University of Nevada Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV, 5 film programs

University of Arizona - Film School Ranking
30. University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, 3 film programs

Montana State University - Film School Ranking
31. Montana State University

Bozeman, MT, 2 film programs

The University of Montana - Film School Ranking
32. The University of Montana

Missoula, MT, 3 film programs

University of New Mexico - Film School Ranking
33. University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM, 2 film programs

Biola University - Film School Ranking
34. Biola University

La Mirada, CA, 1 film program

University of California Davis - Film School Ranking
35. University of California Davis

Davis, CA, 2 film programs

New Mexico State University - Film School Ranking
36. New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM, 1 film program

University of Denver - Film School Ranking
37. University of Denver

Denver, CO, 3 film programs

California State University Sacramento - Film School Ranking
38. California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, CA, 2 film programs

Brooks Institute - Film School Ranking
39. Brooks Institute

Ventura, CA, 1 film program

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

San Francisco, CA, 3 film programs

Grand Canyon University - Film School Ranking
41. Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ, 1 film program

California State University Fullerton - Film School Ranking
42. California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, CA, 1 film program

Colorado College - Film School Ranking
43. Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO, 1 film program

Claremont McKenna College - Film School Ranking
44. Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA, 2 film programs

Community College of Aurora - Film School Ranking
45. Community College of Aurora

Aurora, CO, 3 film programs

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

Hollywood, CA, 3 film programs

Portland State University - Film School Ranking
47. Portland State University

Portland, OR, 2 film programs

Central Washington University - Film School Ranking
48. Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA, 5 film programs

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

Tarzana, CA, 2 film programs

Santa Fe University of Art and Design - Film School Ranking
50. Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe, NM, 4 film programs

Film schools in the West by state:

Schools by State11 Film Schools in Arizona78 Film Schools in California8 Film Schools in Colorado2 Film Schools in Idaho2 Film Schools in Montana3 Film Schools in Nevada12 Film Schools in New Mexico9 Film Schools in Oregon4 Film Schools in Utah7 Film Schools in Washington3 Film Schools in Wyoming

Film programs in the West:

Film and Cinema Studies: 67 schools
Film Acting: 18 schools
Screenwriting and Playwriting: 15 schools
Cinematography and Production: 85 schools

Film schools in other regions:

Northeast: 121 schools
Midwest: 98 schools
South: 143 schools

Popular film school cities in the West:

in Alaska:
Fairbanks: 1 school
in Arizona:
Glendale: 1 school
Phoenix: 3 schools
Scottsdale: 2 schools
Tempe: 1 school
Tucson: 3 schools
in California:
Angwin: 1 school
Berkeley: 1 school
Burbank: 2 schools
Costa Mesa: 1 school
Culver City: 1 school
Cupertino: 1 school
Davis: 1 school
Emeryville: 1 school
Escondido: 1 school
Fullerton: 1 school
Hollywood: 2 schools
Irvine: 1 school
La Jolla: 2 schools
La Mirada: 1 school
Long Beach: 2 schools
Los Angeles: 7 schools
Malibu: 1 school
Mission Viejo: 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 Diego: 1 school
San Francisco: 8 schools
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
Stanford: 1 school
Stockton: 1 school
Tarzana: 1 school
Valencia: 1 school
Valley Glen: 1 school
Ventura: 1 school
in Colorado:
Aurora: 1 school
Boulder: 1 school
Colorado Springs: 1 school
Denver: 4 schools
in Idaho:
Boise: 1 school
in Montana:
Bozeman: 1 school
Missoula: 1 school
in Nevada:
Henderson: 2 schools
Las Vegas: 1 school
in New Mexico:
Albuquerque: 2 schools
Las Cruces: 2 schools
Las Vegas: 2 schools
Portales: 1 school
Roswell: 1 school
Santa Fe: 3 schools
in Oregon:
Ashland: 1 school
Eugene: 1 school
Newberg: 1 school
Portland: 4 schools
in Utah:
Draper: 1 school
Provo: 1 school
Salt Lake City: 2 schools
in Washington:
Cheney: 1 school
Ellensburg: 1 school
Seattle: 3 schools
Walla Walla: 1 school
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