Syracuse University among Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 American Film Schools

By Erica Blust

August 22, 2018

For the sixth consecutive year, Syracuse University was ranked by The Hollywood Reporter (THR) on its list of the “Top 25 American Film Schools.” The 2018 list, which THR compiled after consulting with educators, industry professionals and alumni, ranks Syracuse at No. 22.

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At Newhouse, students can earn bachelor of science and master of arts degrees in television, radio and film. The programs allow students to customize their program of study according to their career interests, focusing on such areas as screenwriting, scripted series, documentary, sports, music, media innovation and others, while emphasizing visual storytelling.

Syracuse University also offers bachelor of fine arts and master of fine arts degrees in film through the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).

Opportunities for film students in VPA and Newhouse include traveling to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and participating in the Sundance Ignite Program on campus, with a focus on sound and virtual storytelling. VPA and Newhouse also partner with screenwriter Jeremy Garelick’s American High production company to offer film students opportunities that include internships and employment (during their education as well as post-graduation).

Semester and summer study programs in New York City and Los Angeles provide professional work contexts to the storytelling experience.