ITHACA, NY—The Hollywood Reporter—which bills itself as the authority on the film and entertainment industry—has named Ithaca College as one of the top 25 film schools in the nation.
The magazine’s annual rankings are determined by industry insiders, including members of American Cinema Editors and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Ithaca College is included among such institutions as the University of Southern California, American Film Institute and Rhode Island School of Design.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that the college’s Roy H. Park School of Communications “can launch careers, especially in broadcasting,” and lauds its long-running Los Angeles program. Founded in 1994, ICLA has brought hundreds of students to California to learn first-hand about the film industry and intern at companies including Viacom, the Conan O’Brien show, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Miramax and NBC. Faculty and staff of the program are professionals who have real experience as screenwriters and film critics.
Among the school’s alumni highlighted in the ranking are Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger ’73, actor David Boreanaz ’91, director Mark Romanek ’81 and producer Michael Nathanson ’78.
The Park School offers eight undergraduate majors: Cinema and Photography; Television-Radio; Documentary Studies and Production; Communication Management and Design; Film, Photography, and Visual Arts; Emerging Media; Integrated Marketing Communications; and Journalism. Students of all majors can participate in the school’s award-winning newspaper and television and radio stations.
The school also recently opened its Transmedia Studio, a student-run project that mirrors a traditional Hollywood movie studio with a twist: students can produce and distribute their projects across multiple media platforms.
For more information on the Park School, visit www.ithaca.edu/rhp.