21. California State University, Northridge
CSUN’s Department of Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) trains students in the art, craft and technology of filmmaking, television production (narrative and documentary), screenwriting, VR and emerging media, entertainment media management and media theory and criticism. The department boasts two dedicated soundstages and a new green-screen stage and VR lab. This academic year, its emerging media program will be rolling out classes in Unity’s VR development platform for shooting live mo-cap in real-time environments. VFX producer Brooke Noska (“American Horror Story,” “Barry”) got an Emmy nomination for “The Orville,” and editor Ryan Malick (“Project Runway,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race”) got his fifth in eight years, and his first win. Dilek Ince ’18 won a DGA Student Award and the BAFTA for her short film “Amal”; Jared White’s “100 Years From Home” premiered on PBS; and MFA screenwriting grad Talicia Raggs is writing the CBS pilot for “Never Tell,” an upcoming series based on Stacey Abrams’ best-seller.