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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at University of California - Santa Barbara

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

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.

Ranking Type Rank
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

In 2019, 1 students received their master’s degree in film from UCSB. This makes it the #75 most popular school for film master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 5 students who received their doctoral degrees in film, making the school the #3 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

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.

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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

54% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 154 film majors earned their bachelor's degree from UCSB. Of these graduates, 46% were men and 54% were women.

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

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.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 21
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 37
White 62
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

UCSB Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Program

100% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 100% of film master's degrees went to men and 0% went to women.

UCSB 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in film.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 0
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 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
Photographers 6,060 $52,720
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators 4,530 $77,540

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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