Film School in New York
Another great choice, and coincidentally the choice of many famous directors and actors for their children, is the New York Academy Acting and Film School. This is the place that Steven Spielberg sent his child. They offer degrees in two years, or for those with deep pockets and big plans, PHD programs. This can be a nice path to a 100K paying career.
The New York Film Academy conveniently offers programs in both New York City and in Los Angeles where students may earn an advanced degree or certificate.
The subjects taught in these institutions run the gamut from classic theatre training to computer animation, game production, making videos, documentaries and media studies. For those who enjoy technology, there are programs in cinematography, production, special and visual effects, and digital work. Some classes may be available online.
Summer programs, at a top film school, can include exciting projects in which students shoot, direct and act in new movies.