USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Since you're 17 and I once got a speech that stopped me from going to Stanford for medicine and find a good school for creative writing that was fairly affective.
My crew for my feature was mostly USC based (and most of my friends are as well) and their skills are phenomenal. That being said the calling card it used to be is not as strong for graduating students. Most of the kids from the same class from NYU have all made commercials for Fortune 500 companies or are on their first or second feature with strong representation.
USC - even though it charges an arm and a leg for your education and pays its teachers nothing - makes students pretty much pay for all of their homework assignments.... the only benefit you'll find is insurance when you rent from Wooden Nickel. The facilities are a bit old and whatever equipment you can find isn't usually in great shape.
NYU's faculty and alumni association has been pushing 10x harder on getting their students work and meeting after college. I wish they did that for USC kids but even their top students who graduated 2 years ago are all on unemployment without any representation.
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