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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design

What traits are you looking for in a film school? To help you decide if Minneapolis College of Art and Design is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's film program.

MCAD is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and approximately 796 students attend the school each year. Of the 154 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2019, 18 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.

MCAD Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film

MCAD Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the film progam at MCAD 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 MCAD 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 Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 28
Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 45
Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 84
Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 94
Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 135
Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 149
Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 187
Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 191

Earnings of MCAD Film Graduates

The median salary of film students who receive their bachelor's degree at MCAD is $23,500. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 6% higher than the national average of $22,250 for all film bachelor's degree recipients.

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Film Student Demographics at MCAD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the film majors at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

MCAD Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program

44% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 18 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Film, Video & Photographic Arts from MCAD in 2018-2019, 56% were men and 44% were women.

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

About 61% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in film at MCAD 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 Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a bachelor's in film.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 11
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

MCAD 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 MN, the home state for Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Occupation Jobs in MN Average Salary in MN
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2,030 $78,950
Producers and Directors 1,420 $73,110
Photographers 770 $54,150
Communications Professors 560 $67,630

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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