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Alright, alright, alright: UT film school named No. 10 in the nation

Eric Webb
ewebb@statesman.com

Good silver screen news for students in burnt orange: In its fourth annual ranking of the nation’s top 25 film schools, the Hollywood Reporter has named the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Radio-Television-Film the tenth best place to start your cinematic career.

According to the magazine, this year’s study is its widest-reaching ever, with more than 2,300 ballots cast and weighed with input from “educational insiders.” UT earned high marks for its “Semester in L.A.” summer program (which the Reporter mentions is the only program of its kind at a non-California public university) and its 3D production program. Of course, the school’s distinguided grads also helped sway the rankings, with Robert Rodriguez and recent Oscar champ Matthew McConaughey receiving special shoutouts.

The top three film schools in the U.S., according to the list, are University of Southern California, New York University and University of California, Los Angeles. Read the complete rankings at the Hollywood Reporter.