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

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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Savannah College of Art and 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 Savannah College of Art and Design stacks up to those at other schools.

SCAD is located in Savannah, Georgia and has a total student population of 14,840. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 199 students received a bachelor's degree in film from SCAD.

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.

SCAD Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at SCAD

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, SCAD does offer online courses in film for the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

SCAD Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks film programs across the country. The following shows how SCAD 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 SCAD 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 Popular Online Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 3
Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools 27
Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 48
Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools 49
Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 78

In 2019, 82 students received their master’s degree in film from SCAD. This makes it the #9 most popular school for film master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of SCAD Film Graduates

The median salary of film students who receive their bachelor's degree at SCAD is $21,500. This is less than $22,250, which is the national average of all film majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.

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Film Student Demographics at SCAD

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

SCAD Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program

59% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 199 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Film, Video & Photographic Arts from SCAD in 2018-2019, 41% were men and 59% were women. The typical film bachelor's degree program is made up of only 46% women. So female students are more repesented at SCAD since its program graduates 13% more women than average.

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

About 63% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in film at SCAD 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 Savannah College of Art and Design with a bachelor's in film.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at Savannah College of Art and Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 9
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 125
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

SCAD Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Program

54% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 46% of film master's degrees went to men and 54% went to women.

SCAD 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 Savannah College of Art and Design with a master's in film.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at Savannah College of Art and Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 22
International Students 34
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

SCAD 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 GA, the home state for Savannah College of Art and Design.

Occupation Jobs in GA Average Salary in GA
Producers and Directors 4,900 $84,570
Photographers 1,850 $45,270
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators 1,490 $59,110
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,390 $66,740
Film and Video Editors 1,330 $64,470

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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