Top Cinematography and Film/Video Production Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

Cinematography and Film/Video Production programs prepare individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the making and producing of films and videos. Includes instruction in theory of film, film technology and equipment operation, film production, film directing, film editing, cinematographic art, film audio, techniques for making specific types of films and/or videos, media technologies, computer image making, multi-media production, and the planning and management of film/video operations.

Students majoring in Cinematography and Film/Video Production can be awarded a degree up to a Postbaccalaureate certificate. On average, 57% percent of men and 43% percent of women make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Out of all the US states, California is where degrees in Cinematography and Film/Video Production are most popular. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Cinematography and Film/Video Production is $39,600.

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See where Cinematography and Film/Video Production is the most popular major in the U.S.
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Top Colleges for Cinematography and Film/Video Production

The top ranked institutions for Cinematography and Film/Video Production majors include Emerson College, New York University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with 355 students receiving degrees in Cinematography and Film/Video Production at Emerson College. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Cinematography and Film/Video Production Majors

Majoring in Cinematography and Film/Video Production, your education could lead you towards different careers. Cinematography and Film/Video Production majors go on to pursue jobs including Producers and Directors and Film and Video Editors which are in high demand. Some of the top paying jobs for Cinematography and Film/Video Production majors include Producers and Directors, Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary and Film and Video Editors.

Top Paying Careers for Cinematography and Film/Video Production

  1. Producers and Directors   (Median Wage: $79,000)
  2. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $75,940)
  3. Film and Video Editors   (Median Wage: $62,680)
  4. Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film   (Median Wage: $49,230)
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