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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at The University of Montana

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

UM is located in Missoula, Montana and approximately 10,487 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 students received a bachelor's degree in film from UM.

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.

UM Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at UM

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? UM offers distance education options for film at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

UM Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks film programs across the country. The following shows how UM performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The film major at UM 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 6
Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools 59
Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 102
Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 129

In 2019, 1 student received their master’s degree in film from UM. This is the #75 most popular school for film master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of UM Film Graduates

The median salary of film students who receive their bachelor's degree at UM is $20,500. 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 UM

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

UM Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program

45% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The film program at UM awarded 42 bachelor's degrees in 2018-2019. About 55% of these degrees went to men with the other 45% going to women.

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

About 81% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in film at UM 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 The University of Montana with a bachelor's in film.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at The University of Montana
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 34
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

UM Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Program

100% Women
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 student earned a master's degree in film from UM.

UM 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 The University of Montana with a master's in film.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at The University of Montana
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 0
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UM 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 MT, the home state for The University of Montana.

Occupation Jobs in MT Average Salary in MT
Producers and Directors 300 $51,920
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 260 $55,730
Photographers 150 $31,670
Communications Professors 120 $59,700
Film and Video Editors 110 $48,020

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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