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Undergraduate Certificates in Film, Video & Photographic Arts

766 Yearly Graduations
$16,100 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 85 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in film. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 37% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 14.9% of film graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Film Majors

In 2018-2019, 766 undergraduate certificates were awarded to film majors. This earns it the #49 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in film is $16,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $14,700 and the high is $16,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in film is $9,500. 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, $12,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,482.

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The median monthly payment of a film graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $99.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in film. About 59.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 454
Women 312
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Film

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 63
Hispanic or Latino 160
White 310
International Students 114
Other Races/Ethnicities 101
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Film Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 85 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in film. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

New York Film Academy

Burbank, California
154 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for film students seekingan undergraduate certificate is New York Film Academy. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,434 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,058 per year.

The film program at New York Film Academy awarded 154 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
76 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in film. Each year, around 23,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 people received their undergraduate certificate in film from CNM. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

45 Yearly Graduations
62% Women

Colegio de Cinematografía Artes y Television is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in film. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. The film program at Colegio de Cinematografía Artes y Television awarded 45 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

42 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. The film program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College awarded 42 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#5

Nashville Film Institute

Nashville, Tennessee
37 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nashville Film Institute is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in film. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 undergraduate certificates were handed out to film majors at Nashville Film Institute. About 11% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, Arizona
33 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Scottsdale Community College. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 undergraduate certificates were handed out to film majors at Scottsdale Community College. About 21% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Moore Norman Technology Center

Norman, Oklahoma
31 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moore Norman Technology Center is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in film. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The film program at Moore Norman Technology Center awarded 31 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 45% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles, California
22 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Los Angeles City College. Each year, around 14,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their undergraduate certificate in film from Los Angeles City College. About 50% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

New England School of Photography

Waltham, Massachusetts
19 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is New England School of Photography. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The film program at New England School of Photography awarded 19 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 37% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

17 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is William T McFatter Technical College. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. The film program at William T McFatter Technical College awarded 17 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in film. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 undergraduate certificates were handed out to film majors at OTC Mid Florida. Of these students, 56% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Nashville State Community College

Nashville, Tennessee
14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Nashville State Community College. Each year, around 7,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The film program at Nashville State Community College awarded 14 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 71% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Seattle Film Institute

Seattle, Washington
13 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Seattle Film Institute. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,240 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their undergraduate certificate in film from Seattle Film Institute. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#14

Community College of Aurora

Aurora, Colorado
11 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Aurora is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in film. Roughly 8,500 attend the school each year. The film program at Community College of Aurora awarded 11 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

11 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Southern Arkansas University Tech. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their undergraduate certificate in film from SAU Tech. Of these students, 27% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Pickens Technical College

Aurora, Colorado
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pickens Technical College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in film. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 undergraduate certificates were handed out to film majors at Pickens Technical College. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#14

Lansing Community College

Lansing, Michigan
11 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lansing Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in film. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The film program at Lansing Community College awarded 11 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 9% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
11 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for film majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Oklahoma City Community College. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. The film program at Oklahoma City Community College awarded 11 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 45% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cuyahoga Community College District comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in film. Each year, around 23,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 undergraduate certificates were handed out to film majors at Cuyahoga Community College District. Of these students, 30% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Liceo de Arte y Tecnologia

San Juan, Puerto Rico
9 Yearly Graduations
11% Women

Liceo de Arte y Tecnologia is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in film. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The film program at Liceo de Arte y Tecnologia awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Fine & Studio Arts 6,189
Design & Applied Arts 2,329
Drama & Theater Arts 809
Music 332
General Visual & Performing Arts 111

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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