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Schools Offering Film Programs in Wisconsin

Around 0.1% of Wisconsin's graduates graduate from film degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 83 film professionals graduate from Wisconsin's 2 film schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Wisconsin with a film program is University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which is located in Milwaukee. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. 45 students graduated with a degree in film from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was $8,151 per year.

The second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a film program is Madison Media Institute. Madison Media Institute, which was ranked 77th in the country in 2010, is located in Madison. In 2010, Madison Media Institute graduated 38 students from its film program. Madison Media Institute charged in-state students $17,268 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Wisconsin's film schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $12,710 per year, though tuition can range from $17,268 per year to $8,151 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Wisconsin film schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Madison Media Institute - located in Madison, students are charged $17,268 per year
  2. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $8,151 per year

The following Wisconsin film schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $8,151 per year
  2. Madison Media Institute - located in Madison, students are charged $17,268 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs film graduates in Wisconsin pursue include camera operator, camera equipment repairer, and actor. Wisconsin had 470 film professionals in 2010. of these film professionals were exhibit designers, 200 were camera operators, and 50 were camera equipment repairers. The following counties have the largest number of Wisconsin film professionals:

  1. Milwaukee County - 230 film professionals
  2. Columbia County - 110 film professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 960 film professionals will be working in Wisconsin. This would require the number of film professional to grow by 9%.


On average, film professionals earn $35,175 per year. In 2010, however, some Wisconsin film professional earned as little as less than $18,600 per year or as much as more than $67,370 per year. The following counties in Wisconsin have the highest average salaries for film professionals:

  1. Milwaukee County - $44,905 per year
  2. Columbia County - $38,110 per year

The Wisconsin counties with the lowest average salary for film professionals are:

  1. Columbia County - $38,110 per year
  2. Milwaukee County - $44,905 per year

The film professionals with highest average salaries in Wisconsin were:

  1. Exhibit Designer - $50,930 per year
  2. Camera Equipment Repairer - $49,000 per year
  3. Camera Operator - $40,770 per year

The film professionals with lowest average salaries in Wisconsin were:

  1. Camera Operator - $40,770 per year
  2. Actor - per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Wisconsin statistics regarding a career in film. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Wisconsin
  • Bachelor's Degree in Film in Wisconsin

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Set and Exhibit Designers n/a $50,930
Actors 220 n/a -15.4%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 200 $40,770 -33.3%
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 50 $49,000

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