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Basic Certificates in Film, Video & Photographic Arts

1,064 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 122 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in film. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 45% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.4% of film graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Film Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,064 basic certificates were awarded to film majors. This earns it the #66 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate 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 Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for film majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in film. About 61.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 655
Women 409
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Film

The racial-ethnic distribution of film basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 37
Black or African American 199
Hispanic or Latino 214
White 515
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 63
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film Basic Certificate Students

There are 122 colleges that offer a basic certificate in film. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

82 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Institute of Recording Sound and Technology tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for film majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 people received their basic certificate in film from F.I.R.S.T. Institute. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#2

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
56 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in film. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 basic certificates were handed out to film majors at BC. About 23% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, California
48 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chaffey College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in film. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their basic certificate in film from Chaffey College. About 19% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

47 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Crescent Technical College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in film. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their basic certificate in film from Southern Crescent Technical College. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#5

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
44 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gwinnett Technical College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in film. Roughly 9,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 basic certificates were handed out to film majors at GTC. About 66% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

42 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in film. Roughly 28,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 basic certificates were handed out to film majors at Columbus State. Of these students, 69% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
39 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washtenaw Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in film. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their basic certificate in film from Washtenaw Community College. About 62% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
38 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in film. Roughly 47,900 attend the school each year. The film program at Valencia College awarded 38 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 13% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
33 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Massachusetts Amherst. Each year, around 31,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their basic certificate in film from UMass Amherst. Of these students, 55% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, Tennessee
32 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pellissippi State Community College. Roughly 10,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their basic certificate in film from Pellissippi State Community College. About 69% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

DSDT

Detroit, Michigan
32 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DSDT is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in film. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their basic certificate in film from DSDT. About 12% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
30 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in film. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 basic certificates were handed out to film majors at UW - Madison. About 33% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
27 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Technology Center comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in film. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their basic certificate in film from Tulsa Tech. About 33% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

West Los Angeles College

Culver City, California
26 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Los Angeles College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in film. Roughly 13,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their basic certificate in film from West LA College. Of these students, 31% were women and 81% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
24 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their basic certificate is St Petersburg College. Roughly 28,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their basic certificate in film from SPC. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#16

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
23 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Coast College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in film. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. The film program at Orange Coast College awarded 23 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 35% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
22 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Savannah Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in film. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their basic certificate in film from Savannah Tech. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

#17

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Yearly Graduations
59% Women

Pikes Peak Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in film. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The film program at Pikes Peak Community College awarded 22 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#19

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles, California
18 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles City College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in film. Each year, around 14,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their basic certificate in film from Los Angeles City College. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#20

Grossmont College

El Cajon, California
17 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grossmont College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in film. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The film program at Grossmont College awarded 17 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to film that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Design & Applied Arts 4,140
Fine & Studio Arts 830
Drama & Theater Arts 575
Music 441
General Visual & Performing Arts 343

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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