For the fifth consecutive time, CSUN has been ranked as one of the top 50 best film schools by The Wrap.
The entertainment news website recognized CSUN alongside other prestigious film programs, including AFI Conservatory, University of Southern California (USC), New York University (NYU), and New York University (NYU).
CSUN’s No. 21 ranking is one spot higher than last year’s. The Wrap’s annual rankings are determined by an anonymous poll of more than 2,000 entertainment industry insiders, educators, deans, filmmakers, and film experts who evaluate each school.
The Wrap touted CSUN for the many avenues of film education it provides students, such as the new virtual-reality development classes for shooting live motion capture in real-time, within the Emerging Media discipline.
The site also recognized CSUN alumni for their outstanding work and accomplishments within the industry.
The spotlight was cast on VFX producer of “American Horror Story” and “Barry” Brooke Noska ’14 (CTVA – TV Production), who received an Emmy-nomination for her work on “The Orville”; Emmy Award-winning and five-time nominee editor of “Project Runway” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Ryan Malick ’10 (CTVA – TV Production; Finance; Business Honors); writer and director Jared White ’08 (CTVA – Film), whose “100 Years From Home” documentary premiered on PBS; Directors Guild of America Student Award (DGA) and British Academy of Film and Television Art Award (BAFTA) winner Dilek Ince ’18 (CTVA – Film) for her senior thesis short film “Amal”; and current CSUN M.F.A screenwriting graduate student Talicia Raggs, who is writing the CBS pilot for “Never Tell,” a new series based on Georgia political figure Stacey Abrams’ best-selling novel.
CSUN’s film program has consistently gained recognition from trade publications for its influence on the future storytellers of Hollywood. For the past six years, Variety has honored CSUN as one of the top 40 film schools worldwide. The program has also received praise from The Hollywood Reporter (THR) for being one of the top 25 film schools in the country. THR ranked CSUN at No. 25 in its most recent 2020 report.