Film schools a maze of varied opportunities
Tuition is soaring, but what are students getting for their buck?
A terrific film program at AU's School of Communication, reports Noel Murray in the October 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
School of Communication, Film & Media Arts Department
Unique advantages: Strong, socially active documentary studies; access to network news organizations; "Summer in L.A." internship program
Ideal for: Politically active storytellers. Larry Kirkman, the dean for the School of Communication, touts AU's blended curriculum, which gives equal emphasis to filmmaking, journalism and public communications. Kirkman also cites the school's embrace of cutting-edge media like mobisodes, and ultimately, he says, "Hollywood or Washington, you use the same tools."