As a former student of the School of Communications and graduate of the School of Fine Arts at Howard University, I would highly recommend Howard for both their theatre and film programs. Many graduates from these programs have gone on to both star in and direct/create a number of notable productions. Howard is also the only HBCU with a graduate film program, which has made it an incubator for cinematographers. Taraji P. Henson, Chadwick Boseman, and Anthony Anderson are all graduates of the theatre department. Bradford Young won the Excellence in Cinematography award at the Sundance Film Festival at few years ago. I have all the confidence Howard would be a great choice for either program and would afford any graduate with a world of opportunity post-graduation.
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According to broadwayblack.com the top 5 HBCUs for theater and film are Hampton, Howard, North Carolina A&T, Morgan State, North Carolina Central (in no particular order)
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