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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Rhode Island School of Design

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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Rhode Island School of Design

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 Rhode Island School of Design stacks up to those at other schools.

RISD is located in Providence, Rhode Island and has a total student population of 2,501. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 students received a bachelor's degree in film from RISD.

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.

RISD Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available

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

RISD Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the film progam at RISD 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 RISD 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 Master’s Degree Schools 23
Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools 37
Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 39
Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools 44
Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 52
Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools 62
Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 71
Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 75
Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 153
Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 169
Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 209
Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 247

In 2019, 9 students received their master’s degree in film from RISD. This makes it the #37 most popular school for film master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Film Graduates from RISD Make?

The median salary of film students who receive their bachelor's degree at RISD is $16,000. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $22,250 for all film students.

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Film Student Demographics at RISD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the film majors at Rhode Island School of Design.

RISD Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program

73% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 27% of film bachelor's degrees went to men and 73% went to women. The typical film bachelor's degree program is made up of only 46% women. So female students are more repesented at RISD since its program graduates 27% more women than average.

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

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor's in film.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at Rhode Island School of Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 20
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

RISD Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Program

44% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 students earned a master's degree in film from RISD. About 44% of these graduates were women and the other 56% were men.

RISD 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 Rhode Island School of Design with a master's in film.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at Rhode Island School of Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 3
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

RISD 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 RI, the home state for Rhode Island School of Design.

Occupation Jobs in RI Average Salary in RI
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 710 $83,080
Producers and Directors 300 $65,660
Photographers 250 $54,800
Communications Professors 120 $80,330

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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