Film, Video & Photographic Arts at University of California - Santa Barbara
UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 154 film majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.
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.
UCSB Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Film
- Master’s Degree in Film
- Doctorate Degree in Film
UCSB Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings
Each year, College Factual ranks film programs across the country. The following shows how UCSB 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
Of the schools analyzed in this analysis, the film program at UCSB was ranked #6 for overall quality. This puts the program in the top 5% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #3 school in California.
|Best Colleges for Film, Video & Photographic Arts||6|
|Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||7|
|Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges for Veterans||10|
|Highest Paid Film, Video & Photographic Arts Graduates||14|
|Most Popular Colleges for Film, Video & Photographic Arts||16|
|Best Value Colleges for Film, Video & Photographic Arts||21|
|Most Focused Colleges for Film, Video & Photographic Arts||122|
How Much Do Film Graduates from UCSB Make?
The median salary of film students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $27,800. This is 25% higher than $22,250, which is the national average for all film bachelor's degree recipients.
Film Student Demographics at UCSB
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the film majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.
UCSB Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 16% 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in film.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||7|
|Hispanic or Latino||37|
UCSB Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in film.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
UCSB also has a doctoral program available in film. In 2019, 5 students 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.
|Occupation||Jobs in CA||Average Salary in CA|
|Producers and Directors||25,320||$115,080|
|Film and Video Editors||11,380||$112,530|
|Art, Drama, and Music Professors||9,710||$115,460|
|Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators||4,530||$77,540|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Nandaro under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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