Film in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Film Programs in Pennsylvania


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Pennsylvania graduates receive degrees in film. In other words, every year an estimated 553 film professionals graduate from Pennsylvania's 21 film schools.

Top Schools

University of Pennsylvania, which is located in Philadelphia, is the top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a film program. It received a ranking of 4th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Pennsylvania graduated 12 students from its film program. University of Pennsylvania charged in-state students $40,514 in tuition fees per year.

Swarthmore College, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a film program. It is located in Swarthmore. 6 students graduated with degree in film from Swarthmore College in 2010. The tuition rate at Swarthmore College was $39,600 per year.

Carnegie Mellon University, which is located in Pittsburgh, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a film program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Carnegie Mellon University film program. Tuition at Carnegie Mellon University was $42,136 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Pennsylvania film school, average tuition will be $22,733 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,700 per year to $42,136 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Pennsylvania film schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $42,136 per year
  2. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $40,514 per year
  3. Swarthmore College - located in Swarthmore, students are charged $39,600 per year

The film schools in Pennsylvania that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Westmoreland County Community College - located in Youngwood, students are charged $2,700 per year
  2. Bucks County Community College - located in Newtown, students are charged $3,742 per year
  3. Du Bois Business College - located in Du Bois, students are charged $9,930 per year

A film degree from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

The Pennsylvania counties with the largest populations of film professional are:

  1. Bucks County - 210 film professionals
  2. Allegheny County - 210 film professionals
  3. Lackawanna County - 40 film professionals

Salary

film professionals in Pennsylvania make an average of $37,707 per year. In 2010, however, some Pennsylvania film professional earned as little as less than $16,190 per year or as much as more than $66,710 per year. The following counties in Pennsylvania have the highest average salaries for film professionals:

  1. Bucks County - $40,410 per year
  2. Allegheny County - $37,045 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $33,810 per year

Film professionals in the following counties in Pennsylvania make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Lackawanna County - $29,860 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $32,110 per year
  3. Warren County - $32,110 per year

The film professionals with highest average salaries in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Camera Operator - $41,350 per year
  2. Camera Equipment Repairer - $36,770 per year
  3. Exhibit Designer - $35,000 per year

The film professionals with lowest average salaries in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Camera Equipment Repairer - $36,770 per year
  2. Exhibit Designer - $35,000 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in film in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Film in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Film in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Film in Pennsylvania

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,591 miles from location Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park PA 51.8091 36% 45,185
5,442 miles from location Temple University Philadelphia PA 75.8549 37% 36,507
5,697 miles from location University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh PA 43.8628 30% 28,328
5,443 miles from location University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA 95.86 61% 24,599
5,443 miles from location Drexel University Philadelphia PA 75.5984 11% 22,493
5,697 miles from location Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA 83.6678 28% 11,197
5,435 miles from location Bucks County Community College Newtown PA 11.0775 n/a 11,009
5,675 miles from location Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood PA 11.809 n/a 7,089
5,700 miles from location Point Park University Pittsburgh PA 58.4171 24% 3,985
5,442 miles from location The Art Institute of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 24.176 95% 3,616
5,460 miles from location DeSales University Center Valley PA 29.8107 26% 3,150
5,700 miles from location The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 26.5885 92% 2,765
5,467 miles from location Muhlenberg College Allentown PA 74.6995 29% 2,517
5,442 miles from location The University of the Arts Philadelphia PA 63.206 39% 2,403
5,696 miles from location Chatham University Pittsburgh PA 27.4159 30% 2,219
5,451 miles from location Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr PA 75.3812 33% 1,771
5,451 miles from location Swarthmore College Swarthmore PA 84.8071 41% 1,525
5,701 miles from location La Roche College Pittsburgh PA 55.3725 33% 1,356
5,692 miles from location Douglas Education Center Monessen PA 31.8497 n/a 354
5,640 miles from location Du Bois Business College Du Bois PA 29.0911 n/a 254
5,510 miles from location Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School Lebanon PA 26.1357 n/a 101
 

Curious what studying Film gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture + 540 $41,350 20.0%
2
Set and Exhibit Designers + 340 $35,000 -22.7%
3
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers + 50 $36,770
 

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