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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Chapman University

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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Chapman University

Every film, video and photographic arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the film program at Chapman University stacks up to those at other schools.

Chapman is located in Orange, California and has a total student population of 9,850. In 2019, 191 film majors received their bachelor's degree from Chapman.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Film, Video & Photographic Arts section at the bottom of this page.

Chapman Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film
  • Master’s Degree in Film

Chapman Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks film programs across the country. The following shows how Chapman performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The film major at Chapman is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Film, Video & Photographic Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 8
Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 39
Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 111

In 2019, 80 students received their master’s degree in film from Chapman. This makes it the #11 most popular school for film master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Film Graduates from Chapman Make?

The median salary of film students who receive their bachelor's degree at Chapman is $32,000. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 44% higher than the national average of $22,250 for all film bachelor's degree recipients.

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Film Student Demographics at Chapman

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the film majors at Chapman University.

Chapman Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program

52% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 191 film students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from Chapman, about 48% were men and 52% were women. The typical film bachelor's degree program is made up of only 46% women. So female students are more repesented at Chapman since its program graduates 6% more women than average.

Chapman Gender Breakdown of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 59% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in film at Chapman are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Chapman University with a bachelor's in film.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at Chapman University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 17
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 112
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 34

Chapman Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Program

46% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 80 students who earned a master's degree in Film, Video & Photographic Arts from Chapman in 2018-2019, 54% were men and 46% were women.

Chapman Gender Breakdown of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Chapman University with a master's in film.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at Chapman University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 29
International Students 34
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Chapman also has a doctoral program available in film. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Film Grads May Go Into

A degree in film can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for Chapman University.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Producers and Directors 25,320 $115,080
Film and Video Editors 11,380 $112,530
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9,710 $115,460
Photographers 6,060 $52,720
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators 4,530 $77,540

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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