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Schools Offering Film Programs in Colorado

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Colorado students graduate with degrees in film. In other words, every year an estimated 189 film professionals graduate from Colorado's 5 film schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado that has a film program is Colorado College. Colorado College, which was ranked 22nd in the country in 2010, is located in Colorado Springs. 5 students graduated with a degree in film from Colorado College in 2010. Colorado College charged in-state students $38,898 in tuition fees per year.

University of Colorado Boulder, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a film program. It is located in Boulder. In 2010, 100 students graduated from University of Colorado Boulder film program. The tuition rate at University of Colorado Boulder was $8,511 per year.

The third-ranked school in Colorado with a film program is The Art Institute of Colorado, which is located in Denver. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. 32 students graduated with degree in film from The Art Institute of Colorado in 2010. The tuition rate at The Art Institute of Colorado was $17,532 per year.


Film schools in Colorado, charge students an average tuition of $14,126 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $38,898 per year, or as little as $2,625 per year. In 2010, the following Colorado film schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Colorado College - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $38,898 per year
  2. The Art Institute of Colorado - located in Denver, students are charged $17,532 per year
  3. University of Colorado Boulder - located in Boulder, students are charged $8,511 per year

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

  1. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
  2. Community College of Aurora - located in Aurora, students are charged $3,064 per year
  3. University of Colorado Boulder - located in Boulder, students are charged $8,511 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs film graduates in Colorado pursue include camera operator, camera equipment repairer, and actor. In 2010, there were 680 film professional working in Colorado, including 50 exhibit designers, 340 camera operators, and 40 camera equipment repairers. The Colorado counties with the largest populations of film professional are:

  1. Adams County - 430 film professionals
  2. Boulder County - 40 film professionals
  3. Larimer County - 40 film professionals


film professionals in Colorado earn $31,803 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Film professional in Colorado had varying salaries from $17,470 to $74,290 per year in 2010. On average film professional earn the most in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Adams County - $46,980 per year

The film professionals with highest average salaries in Colorado were:

  1. Camera Operator - $45,390 per year
  2. Exhibit Designer - $43,240 per year
  3. Camera Equipment Repairer - $38,580 per year

On average, the lowest paid film professionals in Colorado were:

  1. Camera Equipment Repairer - $38,580 per year
  2. Actor - per year

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Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in film and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as design or art.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Film in Colorado
  • Bachelor's Degree in Film in Colorado
  • Certificate in Film in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 340 $45,390 0.0%
Actors 250 n/a
Set and Exhibit Designers 50 $43,240
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 40 $38,580

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