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Associate’s Degrees in Film, Video & Photographic Arts

1,552 Yearly Graduations
$20,400 Median Salary
$20,635 Median Debt
There are 150 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in film. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.2% of film graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Film Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,552 earned their associate's degree in film. This earns it the #69 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in film at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,308
Master’s Degree 1,963
Associate’s Degree 1,552
Basic Certificate 1,064
Undergraduate Certificate 766
Graduate Certificate 56
Doctor’s Degree 47

Earnings of Film Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in film is $20,400. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $18,700 and the high is $20,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in film is $20,635. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $23,306 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,314.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $214.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in film. About 60.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 937
Women 615
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Film

The racial-ethnic distribution of film associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 150
Hispanic or Latino 417
White 688
International Students 96
Other Races/Ethnicities 150
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film Associate's Degree Students

There are 150 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in film. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Los Angeles Film School

Hollywood, California
89 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Film School tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for film majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 5,100 attend the school each year. The film program at Los Angeles Film School awarded 89 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 27% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, California
80 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Santa Monica College. Roughly 27,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 associate's degrees were handed out to film majors at SMC. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#3

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
64 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Dade College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in film. Roughly 51,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 people received their associate's degree in film from MDC. Around 88% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#4

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
53 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in film. Roughly 47,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their associate's degree in film from Valencia College. Of these students, 23% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
48 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Full Sail University. Roughly 21,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,667 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,498 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their associate's degree in film from Full Sail University. Of these students, 44% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Community College of Aurora

Aurora, Colorado
46 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Community College of Aurora. Roughly 8,500 attend the school each year. The film program at Community College of Aurora awarded 46 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 26% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, Arizona
45 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Scottsdale Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in film. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 people received their associate's degree in film from Scottsdale Community College. About 24% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
41 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southern New Hampshire University. Each year, around 113,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 people received their associate's degree in film from SNHU. Of these students, 71% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

37 Yearly Graduations
43% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Colegio de Cinematografía Artes y Television. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their associate's degree in film from CCAT. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#10

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
34 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washtenaw Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in film. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 associate's degrees were handed out to film majors at Washtenaw Community College. Of these students, 56% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, California
31 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Valley College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in film. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The film program at Los Angeles Valley College awarded 31 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 10% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
29 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma City Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in film. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 associate's degrees were handed out to film majors at OCCC. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#13

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Daytona State College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in film. Roughly 13,400 attend the school each year. The film program at Daytona State College awarded 28 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#14

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, California
26 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Canyons comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in film. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their associate's degree in film from College of the Canyons. About 35% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California
24 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Barbara City College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in film. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The film program at Santa Barbara City College awarded 24 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Metropolitan Community College

Omaha, Nebraska
23 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Metropolitan Community College. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their associate's degree in film from MCC. About 17% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Lansing Community College

Lansing, Michigan
23 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lansing Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in film. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 associate's degrees were handed out to film majors at LCC. Of these students, 35% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California
22 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Academy of Art University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in film. Each year, around 9,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,992 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 associate's degrees were handed out to film majors at Academy of Art University. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#19

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York
21 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fashion Institute of Technology is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in film. Roughly 8,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,542 per year.

The film program at Fashion Institute of Technology awarded 21 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 38% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

21 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Minneapolis Community and Technical College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in film. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 associate's degrees were handed out to film majors at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Of these students, 43% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to film that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Design & Applied Arts 8,485
Fine & Studio Arts 4,063
Music 2,436
Drama & Theater Arts 1,667
General Visual & Performing Arts 1,563

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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