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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at George Mason University

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

GMU is located in Fairfax, Virginia and approximately 37,863 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 students received a bachelor's degree in film from GMU.

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.

GMU Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film

GMU Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings

The film major at GMU 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.

Earnings of GMU Film Graduates

The median salary of film students who receive their bachelor's degree at GMU is $21,000. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $22,250 for all film students.

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Film Student Demographics at GMU

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

GMU Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program

39% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in film from GMU. About 61% were men and 39% were women.

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

About 61% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in film at GMU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 2% 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 George Mason University with a bachelor's in film.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at George Mason University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 23
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

GMU 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 VA, the home state for George Mason University.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Producers and Directors 2,090 $69,750
Photographers 860 $37,420
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators 430 $55,410
Film and Video Editors 270 $64,590

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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