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Doctor’s Degrees in Film, Video & Photographic Arts

47 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A doctor's degree in film is offered at 16 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 11% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 21.3% of film graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Film Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 students earned their doctor's degree in film. This earns it the #150 spot on the list of the most popular doctor'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 Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for film majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in film. About 55.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 21
Women 26
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Film

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 29
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 4
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film Doctor's Degree Students

There are 16 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in film. Learn more about the most popular 16 below:

#1

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women

University of Southern California tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for film majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 48,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 doctor's degrees were handed out to film majors at USC.

#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Chicago comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in film. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in film from UChicago. Of these students, 71% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

University of California - Santa Barbara comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in film. Each year, around 26,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The film program at University of California - Santa Barbara awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Los Angeles. Roughly 44,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degrees were handed out to film majors at UCLA. About 50% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

New York University

New York, New York
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

New York University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in film. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

The film program at New York University awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwestern University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in film. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

The film program at Northwestern University awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 67% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in film. Each year, around 32,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

The film program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of California - Santa Cruz comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in film. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degrees were handed out to film majors at UC Santa Cruz.

#8

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University at Buffalo is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in film. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degrees were handed out to film majors at University at Buffalo.

#8

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Each year, around 43,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in film from UC Berkeley.

#8

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Kansas comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in film. Each year, around 27,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

The film program at University of Kansas awarded 2 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
1 Yearly Graduations

University of Iowa is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in film. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degrees were handed out to film majors at Iowa.

#12

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in film. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

The film program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Yale University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in film. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degrees were handed out to film majors at Yale.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 1,402
Fine & Studio Arts 238
Drama & Theater Arts 88
Design & Applied Arts 25
Dance 16

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.

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