UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

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The 10 best U.S. schools for pursuing a film degree


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" 7. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY

The Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley has a strong history of offering rigorous training for careers in the film industry. The school developed a curriculum that exposes students to film theory, history and genre while teaching them about innovative film techniques.

Classes in writing, film production, animation, foreign cinema and various genres are supplemented by field studies that allow students to gain professional experience through an internship in the industry. While this program does not have a strong focus on film production, UC Berkeley offers production classes through the Digital Media Labs Consortium and access to other schools within the university.

Graduates of this program go on to find careers as film historians, critics, editors, filmmakers and production assistants, earning an average starting salary of $45,000 and mid-career salary of $77,000."