Alumnus, philanthropist and Life Trustee Daniel D’Aniello ’68, H’20 was recently celebrated by the city of Florence, Italy, for his dedication to the city and his support of the Syracuse Abroad program in Florence. In a ceremony hosted by the…
Syracuse University Ranked No. 16 on Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 American Film Schools List
The Hollywood Reporter has ranked Syracuse University No. 16 on its 2020 list of Top 25 American Film Schools. The University moved up two spots from 2019, when it was ranked No. 18. This is the eighth consecutive year the University’s film programs have been included on the list.
The University offers bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) and master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees in film through the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), as well as bachelor of science (B.S.) and master of arts (M.A.) degrees in television, radio and film through the Newhouse School. The B.F.A./M.F.A. programs focus on independent filmmaking, providing hands-on education on the film production process from development to post-production (scriptwriting, budgeting, pre-production and storyboarding, cinematography, directing, sound design and post-production, including 2D and 3D animation), while the B.S./M.A. programs allow students to customize their program of study according to their career interests, focusing on areas like screenwriting, scripted series, documentary, sports, music, media innovation and others. All of the film study options emphasize visual storytelling.
VPA recently launched a new B.F.A. film curriculum that allows students to have a hands-on filmmaking experience the moment they arrive at the University. The program also added Essay Film, Film and Sci-Fi and Script Analysis courses. A new Film History Survey course studies and explores films, filmmakers, and the politics and historical frameworks of various film movements from the 1960s to the present; this class takes an anti-sexist, anti-racist and international approach to cinema history.
The Newhouse School continues to expand its filmmaking curriculum across communications disciplines, technologies, industry sectors and schools of study, including TV, radio, podcasting, XR, VFX, production design, business, entrepreneurship and innovation—all grounded in a human storytelling model of diversity, inclusion and equity.