2. NYU Tisch
If USC and the surrounding city of Los Angeles is too laid back for you, NYU might be a better option to bring your filmmaking dreams to fruition. This school’s undergraduate program offers various degrees, including Cinema Studies, Film & Television, and Dramatic Writing. Many of the school’s alumni have been successful in the independent market, but a few of its graduates have gone on to experience commercial success, including Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese.