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Schools Offering Film Programs in North Carolina


Each year, approximately 0.1% of North Carolina graduates receive degrees in film. In other words, every year an estimated 214 film professionals graduate from North Carolina's 11 film schools.

Top Schools

University of North Carolina-Wilmington, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in North Carolina that has a film program. It is located in Wilmington. 82 students graduated with a degree in film from University of North Carolina-Wilmington in 2010. University of North Carolina-Wilmington charged in-state students $5,322 in tuition fees per year.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in North Carolina that has a film program. It is located in Winston Salem. 55 students graduated with degree in film from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2010. Tuition at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was $6,453 per year.

Living Arts College, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in North Carolina that has a film program. It is located in Raleigh. 15 students graduated with degree in film from Living Arts College in 2010. Students at Living Arts College paid $19,260 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of North Carolina's film schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $4,155 per year, though tuition can range from $19,260 per year to $1,422 per year. In 2010, the film schools that charged the highest tuition rates in North Carolina were:

  1. Living Arts College - located in Raleigh, students are charged $19,260 per year
  2. University of North Carolina School of the Arts - located in Winston Salem, students are charged $6,453 per year
  3. University of North Carolina-Wilmington - located in Wilmington, students are charged $5,322 per year

The lowest tuition rates at North Carolina film schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Randolph Community College - located in Asheboro, students are charged $1,422 per year
  2. Catawba Valley Community College - located in Hickory, students are charged $1,855 per year
  3. Piedmont Community College - located in Roxboro, students are charged $1,857 per year

A film degree from a North Carolina school... what next?

Camera operator, camera equipment repairer, and actor are the professions of choice for a majority of film graduates in North Carolina. 1,090 film professionals were working in North Carolina in 2010. Of these, 210 were exhibit designers. In addition, 420 were camera operators, and were camera equipment repairers. The largest populations of North Carolina film professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Anson County - 150 film professionals
  2. Guilford County - 80 film professionals
  3. Franklin County - 80 film professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of film professionals is expected to grow by 5% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,650 film professionals working in North Carolina then. Of these 1,650 film professionals, the government predicts that 450 will be exhibit designers, 370 will be camera operators, and 100 will be camera equipment repairers.

Salary

On average, film professionals earn a salary of $27,228 per year in North Carolina state. In 2010, however, some North Carolina film professional earned as little as less than $16,540 per year or as much as more than $66,770 per year. Film professionals in the following North Carolina counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Chatham County - $47,980 per year
  2. Franklin County - $41,890 per year
  3. Davie County - $38,110 per year

The following counties in North Carolina have the lowest average salaries for film professional:

  1. Guilford County - $31,990 per year
  2. Anson County - $37,045 per year
  3. Davie County - $38,110 per year

The film professionals with highest average salaries in North Carolina were:

  1. Camera Operator - $37,330 per year
  2. Camera Equipment Repairer - $37,000 per year
  3. Exhibit Designer - $34,580 per year

The film professionals with lowest average salaries in North Carolina were:

  1. Exhibit Designer - $34,580 per year
  2. Actor - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in film in North Carolina and to compare salaries with various related fields such as design or art, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Film in North Carolina
  • Bachelor's Degree in Film in North Carolina
  • Master's Degree in Film in North Carolina
  • Certificate in Film in North Carolina

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,533 miles from location University of North Carolina-Wilmington Wilmington NC 71.9817 38% 12,924
5,537 miles from location Cape Fear Community College Wilmington NC 12.0971 n/a 9,001
5,736 miles from location Catawba Valley Community College Hickory NC 11.2229 n/a 5,528
5,759 miles from location Western Piedmont Community College Morganton NC 13.5299 n/a 3,322
5,654 miles from location Randolph Community College Asheboro NC 10.4415 n/a 3,044
5,613 miles from location Piedmont Community College Roxboro NC 12.1911 n/a 2,874
5,827 miles from location Haywood Community College Clyde NC 19.1878 n/a 2,342
5,474 miles from location Carteret Community College Morehead City NC 9.34196 n/a 1,872
5,774 miles from location McDowell Technical Community College Marion NC 11.0913 n/a 1,556
5,680 miles from location University of North Carolina School of the Arts Winston Salem NC 68.7436 60% 872
5,585 miles from location Living Arts College Raleigh NC 22.3212 n/a 346
 

Curious what studying Film gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in North Carolina

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers + n/a $37,000
2
Actors + 460 n/a
3
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture + 420 $37,330 50.0%
4
Set and Exhibit Designers + 210 $34,580 16.7%
 

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