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The story of how film schools became more diverse is an important one.

In the 1980s and 1990s, as the film industry diversified and Hollywood began to embrace diversity, many schools and film-making studios began to open to more diverse students.

This included the now-defunct Film Alliance of America, which opened schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in 1986.

As more schools were opened, more students from minority and underrepresented communities began enrolling.

For a time, these schools were the only institutions that could enroll students from underrepresented backgrounds.

But as more schools opened to more students of color, more people began to enroll.

And in recent years, as more students and schools of color started attending these schools, more diverse classrooms and students of different backgrounds began enrollment.

Today, the number of schools with more than one student of color in each class is over 100.

Some of the most diverse schools in the country are: Chantilly Film School in Virginia; the Art Institute of Baltimore; and the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

In 2017, the American Film Institute reported that the number one reason that a school’s student body of color is more diverse than its overall student body is because the school has a high percentage of students from different backgrounds.

“In terms of diversity in a school, it’s a combination of factors,” said Sarah Roesch, president of the American Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.

“You have to be able to give them resources and to have a diverse environment, and a lot of schools don’t do that.”

Roesche added that a diverse curriculum in a classroom means that students are able to see and learn from a variety of perspectives, including those who are often less familiar with those in the class. 

The American Film Alliance, a non-profit organization, and the Association of Film Schools (AFSA) work together to determine the academic performance of film schools by looking at a school or school-like institution’s graduation rates and the school’s academic outcomes.

According to the AFA and AFSA, the schools with the lowest graduation rates are those with fewer students from racial and ethnic minority groups. 

“There’s a perception that schools of Color are failing because of a lack of diversity, which is a myth,” said Roescha.

“There’s been a lot more diversity in the school population, and students are more confident to express themselves in a creative, innovative way.

It’s really a beautiful thing.”

The schools with high graduation rates have also received higher ratings from students and alumni.

In 2017, for example, the National Association of Secondary School Principals rated Chantillys Film School and the Art Institutes of Baltimore as both top schools in their district for their student retention rates and student outcomes.

The AFA has also released rankings of the top film schools in each state and district and has compiled data on the graduation rates for each school. 

A few of the schools that have received these rankings include the College of William & Mary, the School of the Art Museum of Los Angeles, and The New School in New York City.

In fact, the AASM has released its annual list of the Top 100 Film Schools and the AFI has released the top 100 Film School Leaders.

For more information on these and other top schools, visit the American Association of School Administrators website. 

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