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Hollywood Reporter Ranks VPA’s Film Program No. 11
The film program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Transmedia was ranked No. 11 by the Hollywood Reporter (THR) on its list of the top 25 film schools in the United States.
The list, which appears in the Aug. 8 issue of THR magazine, highlights the program’s visiting artists—including director Abbas Kiarostami and actor Peter Weller G’05—and global and domestic study opportunities in such locations as Los Angeles; Bologna, Italy; and Prague, Czech Republic.
The fourth annual ranking was based on responses to a THR survey by guilds, Film Independent, the American Cinematheque and the schools, along with “the help of educational insiders.”
The film program was ranked no. 16 by THR in 2013.