New York is home to a number of renowned film schools, for quite some time now. They provide the quality education required for gaining excellence in the various fields of filmmaking. These Institutes have their branches in different locations and offer flexibility and easy access. They offer long and short-term courses, depending on the student preferences and selection of courses. Some of them have special provisions for short-term summer courses held at the Harvard University, Princeton University, Disney-MGM Studio-Florida, Paris, France and Italy.
Hundreds of students from different cultural backgrounds, occupations, ethnicities and ages enroll in the various courses. Students can choose from a number of options, depending on their interest. The course options include editing, directing, acting, digital filmmaking, 3D animation and producing. Special summer camps and high school workshops are arranged for teenagers, according to their age groups. They provide an exposure to the world of cinema and techniques involved.
Online brochures are available on the websites of these institutions, providing detailed information about the Institute and the courses offered. Courses are usually broken in semesters and fees are also charged accordingly. However, the fee structure and course duration may vary from one Institute to another. Various events are organized where the latest information of filmmaking techniques and current film buzz are discussed and student films are viewed. Guest speakers from the related fields are also invited and alumni meetings are organized to enrich the purpose of the gathering.
Financial aid and scholarships are provided to domestic and international students, to assist them in completing the programs successfully. They need to meet with certain eligibility criterions. Students may choose to apply online, following the instructions on the websites and post their queries. College credits are offered on the successful completion of the course and job opportunities are ensured.