Students can receive a B.S. (emphases include screenwriting and production), an M.S. in TV studies, and an MFA in film studies. The bicoastal program includes a semester in Los Angeles.

Claim to fame: Void of concentrations, all undergrads now study film, television and new media.

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The California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, Calif.

The program offers a BFA and MFA in film and video as well as experimental animation, a BFA in character animation, and an MFA in film directing.

Claim to fame: Alumni include writer-producer-directors Tim Burton (3) and James Mangold.

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Columbia U.
New York

Its undergrad, MFA (with screenwriting-directing and creative producing specializations) and M.A. programs take an entrepreneurial approach to the biz.

Claim to fame: In all 34 Columbia filmmakers (17 films) were selected for this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Emerson College, Visual & Media Arts School
Boston

The school, whose alums include president of MTV networks Doug Herzog and producer/writer Norman Lear, offers a B.A. and BFA in media production, a B.A. in media studies and an MFA in media art.

Claim to fame: Its revamped L.A. internship program is the oldest of its kind.

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La Femis
Paris