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Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Massachusetts

869 Film students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Film, Video & Photographic Arts major is the 47th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors in Massachusetts

Film majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 783
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 34
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 19
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 19
Master’s Degree 18
Associate’s Degree 13
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a film major is more popular with women than with men.

Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of film majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.5%
  • Black or African American: 4.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.9%
  • White: 63.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 9.9%
  • Other Races: 7.5%
Film, Video & Photographic Arts Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Film, Video & Photographic Arts Grads in Massachusetts

12,130 people in the state and 340,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to film.

Film, Video & Photographic Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Film, Video & Photographic Arts Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, film grads earn an average of $70,480. Nationwide, they make an average of $78,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 27 colleges in Massachusetts that offer film degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Emerson College

Boston
460 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
4,573 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $43,668. The student loan default rate of 1.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,087 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. 88% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.27 years to complete their degree at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
7,199 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,500 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 6.50% which is lower than average.

#4

Tufts University

Medford
35 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
11,586 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 64%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. It takes the average student 4.07 years to graduate.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

91% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.14 years. 79% of the teachers are full time.

#6

Hampshire College

Amherst
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,191 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,173. The full-time teacher rate is 77%. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

#7

Lesley University

Cambridge
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,838 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 23%. The student loan default rate is 3.00% which is lower than average. In their early career, Lesley grads earn an average salary of $32,200.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
40 Total Students

An average student at NESOP will pay a net price of $35,752. 4 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
8,513 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $19,516. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
5,800 Total Students

68% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.11 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.10%.

Film, Video & Photographic Arts Careers in MA

Some of the careers film majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 16% $79,170
Communications Professors 12% $74,780
Photographers 12% $46,770
Film and Video Editors 11% $61,350
Producers and Directors 11% $61,810
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators 5% $38,110

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to film.

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Music 1,691
Fine & Studio Arts 1,125
Design & Applied Arts 975
Drama & Theater Arts 551
Arts & Media Management 291
General Visual & Performing Arts 223
Dance 130
Other Visual Art 28

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