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56 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in film. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 27% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 26.8% of film graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Film Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 students earned their graduate certificate in film. This makes it the 137th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

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 Graduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for film majors with their graduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for film students who are graduate certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in film. About 67.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 18
Women 38
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Film

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 21
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 7
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film Graduate Certificate Students

There are 19 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in film. Learn more about the most popular 19 below:

#1

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for film students seekinga graduate certificate is George Washington University. Each year, around 27,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their graduate certificate in film from GWU. Of these students, 71% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

The New School

New York, New York
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The New School comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in film. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,710 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their graduate certificate in film from New School University. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#3

American Film Institute Conservatory

Los Angeles, California
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is American Film Institute Conservatory. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their graduate certificate in film from American Film Institute. About 44% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Oregon. Each year, around 22,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 graduate certificates were handed out to film majors at UO. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in film. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in film from Pitt. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#5

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in film. Roughly 48,000 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in film from U-M. Of these students, 50% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York, New York
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

The Graduate Center, CUNY comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in film. Each year, around 8,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,930 per year.

The film program at The Graduate Center, CUNY awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in film. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in film from UC.

#8

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in film. 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, 2 people received their graduate certificate in film from UMass Amherst. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 572
Design & Applied Arts 169
Fine & Studio Arts 89
Arts & Media Management 45
Other Visual Art 32

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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