These 25 colleges are known across the world for producing some of the finest artists in show business. Many notable alumni from these schools are creating the box office blow-outs of today.

For the past two years, The Hollywood Reporter has ranked the world's best 25 film schools. The magazine's rankings detail the schools' programs and their structures, tuition prices and the schools' distinguished alumni.

If you've ever dreamed of placing your imagination under lights and in front of a camera, check out these 25 film schools below:

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  • 1. University of Southern California

    University of Southern California <a href="http://cinema.usc.edu/" target="_hplink">School of Cinematic Arts</a> slid into the No. 1 slot on The Hollywood Reporter's list of the top 25 film schools in the world. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150908177929733&set=a.10150908177909733.417944.170904914732&type=1&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 2. American Film Institute

    This photo displays the American Film Institute's Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland. This year <a href="http://www.afi.com/default.aspx" target="_hplink">American Film Institue</a> was bumped from the top spot to No. 2 by <em>The Hollywood Reporter</em> in its second annual top 25 film schools rankings. AFI's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies in Los Angeles is a highly selective two-year conservatory program. Photo Credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:American_Film_Institute_Silver_Theater.jpg" target="_hplink">Kate Mereand</a>

  • 3. Beijing Film Academy

    <a href="http://www.bfa.edu.cn/eng/node_854.htm" target="_hplink">Beijing Film Academy</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=120835318019882&set=a.120834608019953.13482.120827054687375&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 4. University of California Los Angeles

    <a href="http://www.tft.ucla.edu/" target="_hplink">UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=189214759496&set=a.459234024496.239646.20776674496&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 5. New York University Tisch School of the Arts

    <a href="http://www.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home.html" target="_hplink">New York University Tisch School of the Arts</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=114053808703896&set=a.114053805370563.18689.114053288703948&type=1&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 6. La Fémis

    <a href="http://www.lafemis.fr/" target="_hplink">La Fémis</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Exterior_Path%C3%A9-F%C3%A9mis.JPG" target="_hplink">TwoWings</a>

  • 7. Wesleyan University

    <a href="http://www.wesleyan.edu/filmstudies/" target="_hplink">Wesleyan University</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wesleyan_University_-_Center_for_the_Arts_02.jpg" target="_hplink">Joe Mabel</a>

  • 8. California Institute of the Arts

    <a href="http://filmvideo.calarts.edu/" target="_hplink">California Institute of the Arts</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=119516470824&set=a.440519855824.229479.111685460824&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 9. Emerson College, Visual & Media Arts School

    <a href="http://www.emerson.edu/academics/departments/visual-media-arts" target="_hplink">Emerson College, Visual & Media Arts School</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=346728432028877&set=a.346728415362212.70644.139068886128167&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • Columbia University School of the Arts

    <a href="http://arts.columbia.edu/film" target="_hplink">Columbia University School of the Arts</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Columbia-University-School-of-the-Arts/37979057094?sk=info" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 11. Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

    <a href="http://www.famu.cz/eng/" target="_hplink">Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Faculty_of_Film_%26_TV_in_Prague_01.JPG" target="_hplink">Feťour</a>

  • 12. University of Texas at Austin

    <a href="http://rtf.utexas.edu/" target="_hplink">University of Texas at Austin</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150614018161930&set=a.10150589869016930.375079.245640871929&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • Chapman University

    <a href="http://www.chapman.edu/dodge/" target="_hplink">Chapman University's Dodge College of Film & Media Arts</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150649344417514&set=a.10150649331287514.390041.124347667513&type=1&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 14. National Film and Television School

    <a href="http://www.nftsfilm-tv.ac.uk/index.php?module=Frontpage&flashinstall=no" target="_hplink">National Film and Television School</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Film-and-Television-School/112129575470095?sk=wiki" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 15. Rhode Island School of Design

    <a href="http://www.risd.edu/FAV/" target="_hplink">Rhode Island School of Design</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150888083228368&set=a.10150888077888368.523058.117548243367&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 16. University of Television and Film (HFF) Munich

    Photo is from a commercial filmed by <a href="http://www.hff-muenchen.de/wir/index.html" target="_hplink">University of Television and Film Munich</a> students. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzhGvW5OH28" target="_hplink">stephanhilpert1</a>

  • 17. Florida State University

    The photo shows Florida State University's Westcott Building. <a href="http://film.fsu.edu/" target="_hplink">FSU's College of Motion Picture Arts</a> was awarded 17th place in <em>The Hollywood Reporter's</em> rankings. Photo Credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FSUWestcottBuilding.jpg" target="_hplink">Maksim</a>

  • 18. Loyola Marymount University

    <a href="http://sftv.lmu.edu/" target="_hplink">Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=143176365719406&set=a.143176072386102.15861.143173555719687&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 19. The Polish National Film, Television, and Theater School

    Photo is of the YouTube page dedicated to works from the <a href="http://www.culture.pl/web/english/art-academies/-/eo_event_asset_publisher/sh2A/content/the-leon-schiller-national-film-television-and-theatre-school" target="_hplink">Polish National Film, Television, and Theater School</a>. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channel/HCvqQnU6MNc2E" target="_hplink">YouTube</a>

  • 20. Australian Film Television and Radio School

    <a href="http://www.aftrs.edu.au/" target="_hplink">Australian Film Television and Radio School</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=149667915087253&set=a.149667911753920.39378.149665545087490&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 21. Columbia College of Chicago

    Photo is of a residence building used by <a href="http://www.colum.edu/Academics/Film_and_Video/" target="_hplink">Columbia College of Chicago</a>. Photo Credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Columbia_College_Residence_Center_731_South_Plymouth_Court.jpg" target="_hplink">Beyond My Ken</a>

  • 22. Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica

    <a href="http://www.elccc.com.mx/sitio/" target="_hplink">Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150954395585609&set=a.10150709008350609.473040.126065995608&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 23. Art Center College of Design

    <a href="http://www.artcenter.edu/accd/programs/undergraduate/film.jsp" target="_hplink">Art Center College of Design</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=171297227496&set=a.452944377496.243792.171296002496&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>

  • 24. Italian National Film School

    <a href="http://www.fondazionecsc.it/" target="_hplink">Italian National Film School</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Centro_Sperimentale_di_Cinematografia,_Roma_(2008-03-27).jpg" target="_hplink">Phoenix Carioca</a>

  • 25. All-Russian State Institute for Cinema

    <a href="http://www.vgik.info/" target="_hplink">All-Russian State Institute for Cinema</a> Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vgik.jpg" target="_hplink">jphollow</a>