As 1 of only a pick couple men and women who has attended both equally of the main film educational institutions, I considered I ought to supply my encounter to focus on the two. New York College and College of Southern California have vied for some time for title of getting the ‘best’ film faculty. Although there are surely other high quality packages out there including AFI, UCLA and other folks, USC and NYU, owing to the amount of illustrious alumni, the extensive historical past of their packages and the status every has are perceived to be at the prime of the heap. So how are they distinct and is 1 or the other actually the ‘best’? As I am going to clarify, the answer is really not so easy and actually is dependent on what sort of film education you are hoping to encounter.
The to start with issue of comparison is area. NYU is situated in the coronary heart of Greenwich Village in New York City while USC is situated just south of downtown Los Angeles. At to start with this might appear to be an even draw. Right after all, they are both equally wonderful cities, just in distinct methods. In my encounter having said that, they supply two extremely distinct rewards/shortcomings with respect to their film educational institutions. New York is by much the much more dynamic and action packed of the two cities. The Tisch Film School is situated in a extremely youthful, warm aspect of the city and attending faculty there offers immense stimulation and interaction with the wonderful blend of New York inhabitants.
NYU does not have a regular campus, but in its place has quite a few dozen buildings unfold through the Greenwich Village area. Although this does not provide the ‘protected’ sense of an enclosed campus such as USC’s, it really helps make for a significantly much more fascinating encounter residing in New York City. USC’s film faculty on the other hand is situated in a section of LA which is somewhat less desirable. Although only a limited drive down the freeway or throughout city to Hollywood or the much more upscale Westside, the rapid vicinity around the campus is not the greatest area and can possibly be unsafe at night if much more than a couple blocks outdoors the campus grounds.
The lack of a great subway or community transit method in LA implies that a scholar will be ‘stuck’ on campus devoid of a automobile or at minimum devoid of friends or accessibility to a automobile. Although the proximity to the film business, the studios and the many publish manufacturing homes in LA do supply price to the scholar for internships and such, my view is that all through faculty, New York provides such a considerably greater residing atmosphere that it outweighs people rewards. Right after graduation immediately after all, many NYU graduates make the transfer to LA in any case
The upcoming notable element among the two educational institutions has to do with their measurement. NYU has a significantly more substantial method in sheer quantities with up to one thousand college students enrolled at any 1 time in the film faculty when contemplating all the decades of the method. USC has a smaller complete measurement faculty of quite a few hundred which helps make for smaller courses and larger 1 on 1 accessibility to professors. Also, the products tends to be in greater situation at USC since of substantially less amount of college students using the minimal volume. In this respect I give USC the edge.
Nonetheless, 1 edge of the more substantial NYU method will come immediately after graduation. The sheer amount of NYU graduates in the business make it easier to network in my belief. Although there is surely a sturdy Trojan network that ought to not be dismissed, I found in my decades in LA that I ran throughout many much more NYU Tisch grads than I did the USC film method. Although this does not necessarily signify that is a greater ‘success’ fee amid NYU grads, it does supply much more networking options and ‘contacts’ at much more firms. For much more perception into the NYU and USC Film packages make sure you take a look at my internet site at www.USCFilmSchool.com.