LMU School of Film and Television (SFTV) was ranked eighth in the nation by The Hollywood Reporter in its annual listing of top film schools. This is the 10th year in a row LMU SFTV has claimed a coveted spot in the top 10.
“I knew when I accepted the position as the new dean of SFTV that I was joining an extraordinarily talented group of faculty, staff, and students, but it is very gratifying when the excellence of the school is recognized by others,” said Joanne Moore, dean of LMU SFTV. “We are honored to be included in The Hollywood Reporter’s esteemed list of top film schools.”
Under the leadership of Interim Dean Bryant Keith Alexander for the past 15 months, SFTV continued to provide students with outstanding curriculum and programs that promote opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. “We are grateful for his committed service to SFTV and the university,” said Dean Moore.
Alumni across SFTV’s disciplines have also been making headlines. Christian Buenaventura ’05 recently received his seventh Emmy nomination as the supervising sound editor for “American Horror Story.” In speaking of how his time at LMU has shaped his career, Buenaventura said, “A lesson I learned at LMU that I’ve used throughout my career is that your work ethic speaks volumes. People want to work with those who take joy in what they do and feel fortunate they are in the room.”
The Hollywood Reporter rankings comes on the heels of other accolades for LMU School of Film and Television, including Variety, (30 Top Film Schools in North America), MovieMaker (The Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada 2022), and Animation Career Review (Top 23 Animation Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Programs in the U.S. – 2022 College Rankings)
LMU began formally teaching film and television curriculum in 1964 and SFTV was formally established as its own entity in 2001.