Whoever came up with the saying “location, location, location” must have been talking about USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Situated in the heart of Los Angeles, the university is near the corporate offices and production facilities of major motion picture, television, and interactive companies. This proximity helps to connect you to awesome internships and allows industry notables to drop in on classes. The school also is notorious for its help-a-fellow-Trojan mindset, allowing students remarkable access to alumni working in the area. Brian Grazer, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Judd Apatow, and Will Ferrell are just a few of the well-known graduates. Though it has the distinction of being the oldest film school in the nation (it was founded in 1929 in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), USC’s School of Cinematic Arts is a mecca of state-of-the-art facilities that support the philosophy that people learn best by doing. Undergraduate programs include animation and digital arts, interactive entertainment, media arts and practice, writing for screen and television, film and television production, and critical studies. The school also awards a variety of master’s degrees and doctorates.
University of California-Los Angeles offers 21 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 417 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 239 Bachelor's degrees, 159 Master's degrees, and 19 Doctoral degrees.
University of California-Irvine offers 17 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 303 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 249 Bachelor's degrees, 44 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.
California State University-Northridge offers 9 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 253 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 182 Bachelor's degrees, 70 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA||22 : 1||48,321|
|New York Film Academy Burbank, CA||13 : 1||1,892|
|University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA||21 : 1||44,371|
|California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA||36 : 1||38,674|
|California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA||10 : 1||1,520|
|Los Angeles Film School Hollywood, CA||34 : 1||5,151|
|California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA||40 : 1||40,445|
|Chapman University Orange, CA||18 : 1||9,850|
|University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA||26 : 1||36,908|
|Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA||71 : 1||20,042|
|FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA||97 : 1||2,227|
|Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA||80 : 1||19,709|
|Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA||17 : 1||2,335|
|Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA||16 : 1||9,822|
|Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles, CA||72 : 1||13,094|
|Los Angeles College of Music Pasadena, CA||32 : 1||288|
|Mt San Antonio College Walnut, CA||66 : 1||29,799|
|Santa Monica College Santa Monica, CA||78 : 1||27,497|
|Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA||74 : 1||24,127|
|Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA||80 : 1||14,937|