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Schools Offering Film Programs in Georgia

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Georgia students graduate with degrees in film. Thus, Georgia's 6 film schools put out approximately 320 film professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia that has a film program is Emory University. Emory University, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Atlanta. In 2010, Emory University graduated 18 students from its film program. Emory University charged in-state students $39,158 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Georgia that has a film program is University of Georgia. University of Georgia, which was ranked 15th in the country in 2010, is located in Athens. 10 students graduated with degree in film from University of Georgia in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia that has a film program is Georgia State University. Georgia State University, which was ranked 32nd in the country in 2010, is located in Atlanta. In 2010, 95 students graduated from Georgia State University film program. The tuition rate at Georgia State University was $8,698 per year.


Film schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $17,729 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,158 per year, or as little as $2,714 per year. In 2010, the film schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Georgia were:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Savannah College of Art and Design - located in Savannah, students are charged $29,570 per year
  3. The Art Institute of Atlanta - located in Atlanta, students are charged $17,496 per year

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

  1. Darton College - located in Albany, students are charged $2,714 per year
  2. Georgia State University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $8,698 per year
  3. University of Georgia - located in Athens, students are charged $8,736 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs film graduates in Georgia pursue include camera operator, camera equipment repairer, and actor. 1,260 film professionals were working in Georgia in 2010. Of these, 240 were exhibit designers. In addition, 340 were camera operators, and were camera equipment repairers. In Georgia, the largest numbers of film professional work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 560 film professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of film professionals in the state of Georgia will grow to 3,720. This would require a 26% growth in the field.


film professionals in Georgia make an average of $34,475 per year. However, Georgia film professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $24,250 per year to more than $81,630 per year in 2010. Film professionals in the following Georgia counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Barrow County - $46,830 per year

The film professionals with highest average salaries in Georgia were:

  1. Camera Equipment Repairer - $52,290 per year
  2. Exhibit Designer - $42,890 per year
  3. Camera Operator - $42,720 per year

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

  1. Camera Operator - $42,720 per year
  2. Actor - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia 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 Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Film in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Film in Georgia
  • Certificate in Film in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers n/a $52,290
Actors 680 n/a
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 340 $42,720 -57.5%
Set and Exhibit Designers 240 $42,890 166.7%

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