Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Columbia College Chicago
Columbia is located in Chicago, Illinois and approximately 6,769 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,335 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College Chicago in 2021, 221 of them were film, video and photographic arts majors.
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.
Columbia Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Film
- Master’s Degree in Film
Columbia Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings
Each year, College Factual ranks film programs across the country. The following shows how Columbia 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 Columbia 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.
|Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools||10|
|Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools||22|
|Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools||29|
|Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools||35|
|Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools||96|
|Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools||128|
|Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools||157|
How Much Do Film Graduates from Columbia Make?
The median salary of film students who receive their bachelor's degree at Columbia is $21,616. This is less than $23,085, which is the national average of all film majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.
Film Student Demographics at Columbia
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the film majors at Columbia College Chicago.
Columbia Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program
About 51% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in film at Columbia are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 5% more racial-ethnic minorities in its film bachelor's program than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor's in film.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||34|
|Hispanic or Latino||31|
Columbia Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a master's in film.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||2|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
Columbia also has a doctoral program available in film. In 2021, 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 IL, the home state for Columbia College Chicago.
|Occupation||Jobs in IL||Average Salary in IL|
|Art, Drama, and Music Professors||3,940||$68,360|
|Producers and Directors||2,950||$77,960|
|Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators||520||$45,340|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Beyond My Ken under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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