The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts was created with the mission of preparing students for successful careers in the motion picture industry and it is one of the most highly ranked film schools in the United States, described by the Hollywood Reporter as “one of the world's best,” the New York Times as “one of the top motion picture schools in the nation,” and honored by the Directors Guild of America for its “distinguished contribution to American culture through the world of film and television.” The College of Motion Picture Arts is renowned for its highly selective, hands-on program that immerses its students in the practice of visual storytelling. The faculty is comprised of award-winning industry experts with a combined 400+ feature film credits who share a gift for teaching students the art, craft and business of storytelling in the motion picture industry.
Florida State’s reputation in film education is rooted in its core commitment to the art of storytelling. Its curriculum is built upon a conservatory approach, with a very low student-to-faculty ratio, which emphasizes many hours of individualized instruction and one-on-one conferences, with the goal of producing educated and creative filmmakers who become responsible and productive members of the entertainment industry. Successful alumni include Barry Jenkins (director of Moonlight), Adele Romanski (producer of Under the Silver Lake and Moonlight), Armando Salas (DP of Mr Mercedes), Wes Ball (director of the Maze Runner trilogy), TS Nowlin (writer of Maze Runner and Pacific Rim Uprising) , Jonathan King (executive producer of Spotlight), and David Robert Mitchell (director of It Follows), among others. (For more information: https://film.fsu.edu/.
Florida State University
One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University combines traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences to offer students a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment. FSU arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, and provide an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. (For more information: http://fsu.edu/)