Best Filmmaking Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Filmmaking degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 74 Filmmaking schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Filmmaking Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 3 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 13 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 9 Master's degrees, and 4 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
2 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 7 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 366 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 207 Bachelor's degrees, 152 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
3 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 4 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 123 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 93 Master's degrees, 25 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
4 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 4 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 62 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 56 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

Based on 140 Reviews
5 Chapman University Orange, CA

Chapman University offers 4 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 246 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 178 Bachelor's degrees, and 68 Master's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
6 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University offers 2 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 12 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 12 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
7 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

University of California-Santa Barbara offers 4 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 133 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 130 Bachelor's degrees, 2 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

Based on 52 Reviews
8 University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA

University of California-Irvine offers 2 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 90 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 90 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
9 University of California-Davis Davis, CA

University of California-Davis offers 2 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 28 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 28 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 92 Reviews
10 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA

California Institute of the Arts offers 6 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 83 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 47 Bachelor's degrees, 35 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 23,497
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
California Institute of the Arts California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,448
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
13 : 1 9,392
University of California-Santa Cruz University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
3/5
27 : 1 17,868
University of the Pacific University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
5/5
12 : 1 6,281
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
Claremont McKenna College Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,349
University of California-Riverside University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA
3/5
24 : 1 21,385
San Francisco State University San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
28 : 1 30,256
Los Angeles Film School Los Angeles Film School Hollywood, CA 23 : 1 2,334
La Sierra University La Sierra University Riverside, CA
5/5
16 : 1 2,476
California Baptist University California Baptist University Riverside, CA
5/5
22 : 1 8,541
California State University-Sacramento California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
2/5
31 : 1 30,284
Biola University Biola University La Mirada, CA
5/5
19 : 1 6,227
California College of the Arts California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,975
Otis College of Art and Design Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,160
Academy of Art University Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
4/5
22 : 1 13,800

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