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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Brooklyn College

If you are interested in studying film, video and photographic arts, you may want to check out the program at Brooklyn College. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Brooklyn College is located in Brooklyn, New York and approximately 17,735 students attend the school each year. Of the 3,023 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College in 2020, 101 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.

Brooklyn College Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available

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

Brooklyn College Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the film progam at Brooklyn College compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The film major at Brooklyn College 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
Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools 33
Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools 56
Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools 56
Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 90
Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 97

In 2020, 58 students received their master’s degree in film from Brooklyn College. This makes it the #12 most popular school for film master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Brooklyn College Film Graduates

The median salary of film students who receive their bachelor's degree at Brooklyn College is $26,739. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 20% higher than the national average of $22,250 for all film bachelor's degree recipients.

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Film Student Demographics at Brooklyn College

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

Brooklyn College Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program

41% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The film program at Brooklyn College awarded 101 bachelor's degrees in 2019-2020. About 59% of these degrees went to men with the other 41% going to women.

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Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 34% 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 Brooklyn College with a bachelor's in film.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 44
White 25
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Brooklyn College Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Program

46% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 24 film students who graduated with a master's degree in 2019-2020 from Brooklyn College, about 54% were men and 46% were women.

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In the film master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 58% of degree recipients. That is 22% better than the national average.*

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 10
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Brooklyn College also has a doctoral program available in film. In 2020, 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 NY, the home state for Brooklyn College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Producers and Directors 26,110 $115,610
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11,530 $99,870
Film and Video Editors 4,590 $92,170
Photographers 4,090 $53,150
Communications Professors 3,080 $90,470

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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