Schools in California with Visual Arts and Film Majors

<p>out of curiosity,</p>

<p>anyone know if any of the universities in California, have a visual arts and film program at their school? </p>

<p>{besides USC} </p>

<p>*looking for a public school perferably</p>

<p>Most universities offer Visual Art programs but, generally speaking, the quality is lacking because the arts require so much funding. UCLA has probably the best Visual Art and Film program of any of the UC's. In fact, I would go as far as saying that UCLA's film department challenged that of USC. If art is something you are interested in and want a public education within quite a reputable school, UCLA would be excellent for you. I think it requires a portfolio. </p>

<p>I would also recommend San Francisco State. SF State, although a state school, has a VERY excellent film program and actually receives much funding from George Lucas. I believe that it requires some film pre-requisites and a portfolio although I am not sure. I am not sure about the Visual Arts at SF State although being a San Franciscan native I'm not sure if you can ever have a "bed" art program in any bay area university.</p>

<p>Chang,
USC is a private university. However, it has a huge financial aid budget as well as merit scholarships. Visit the forum on CC and check the financial aid thread. Many students are able to afford a private education due to the financial aid programs. </p>

<p>The university offers a major which may interest you. It is a BA in Performing and Visual Arts Studio. This is an interdisciplinary program involving the Roski School of Fine Arts, the Thornton School of Music and the School of Cinematic Arts.</p>

<p>If your interest changes to fine arts as a major alone the Roski School offers a BFA in Fine Arts and a BA in Fine Arts/Studio Art.</p>

<p>Best of luck in your college search.</p>

<p>For UC's - I would agree with UCLA. Yes, their program does require a portfolio.
As for other public institutions, you could look into CSULB's. they actually have a really strong program.</p>

<p>Yep and CSULB is where Spielberg received his degree. ;)</p>