Cinematography and Film/Video Production

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#1

#1 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Chapman University
Orange, CA

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

91

SAT Score

1,220–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$45,033

Median Starting Salary

$54,633

#2

#2 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston Salem, NC

Acceptance Rate

32%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

1,120–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$11,251

Median Starting Salary

$55,173

#3

#3 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

New York University
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

54

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$29,499

Median Starting Salary

$48,239

#4

#4 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

73

SAT Score

1,060–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$45,976

Median Starting Salary

$53,969

#5

#5 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

1,110–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$32,151

Median Starting Salary

$52,076

#6

#6 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

116

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$36,808

Median Starting Salary

$45,934

#7

#7 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$23,935

Median Starting Salary

$54,028

#8

#8 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,210–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$13,108

Median Starting Salary

$47,101

#9

#9 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

53

SAT Score

1,320–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$52,815

Median Starting Salary

$51,822

#10

#10 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

940–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$47,862

Median Starting Salary

$51,893

#11

#11 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus
Madison, NJ

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,040–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$21,408

Median Starting Salary

$51,203

#12

#12 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,290–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$39,600

Median Starting Salary

$50,983

#13

#13 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,280–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$43,651

Median Starting Salary

$53,877

#14

#14 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$53,617

Median Starting Salary

$50,252

#15

#15 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Baylor University
Waco, TX

Acceptance Rate

46%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,270–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$45,988

Median Starting Salary

$53,901

#16

#16 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Acceptance Rate

25%

Annual Degrees Awarded

23

SAT Score

1,220–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$14,003

Median Starting Salary

$48,173

#17

#17 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,060–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$17,250

Median Starting Salary

$50,948

#18

#18 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

Acceptance Rate

25%

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$55,225

Median Starting Salary

$55,032

#19

#19 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

970–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$43,545

Median Starting Salary

$56,250

#20

#20 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$15,456

Median Starting Salary

$49,290

#21

#21 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,140–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$27,937

Median Starting Salary

$50,440

#22

#22 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

910–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$28,717

Median Starting Salary

$50,605

#23

#23 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

The University of Montana
Missoula, MT

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

990–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$16,361

Median Starting Salary

$49,227

#24

#24 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Ohio University-Main Campus
Athens, OH

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,110–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$20,207

Median Starting Salary

$52,405

#25

#25 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

78

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$22,058

Median Starting Salary

$42,187

#26

#26 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

New York Film Academy
Burbank, CA

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

137

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$47,059

Median Starting Salary

$51,847

#27

#27 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,490–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$18,279

Median Starting Salary

$44,809

#28

#28 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

School of Visual Arts
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

1,220–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$59,053

Median Starting Salary

$51,847

#29

#29 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

American University
Washington, DC

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

24

SAT Score

1,310–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$41,369

Median Starting Salary

$53,620

#30

#30 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Asbury University
Wilmore, KY

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,080–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$21,506

Median Starting Salary

$54,659

#31

#31 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,120–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$19,587

Median Starting Salary

$53,867

#32

#32 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

860–1,040

Est. Net Price *

$45,280

Median Starting Salary

$61,633

#33

#33 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Acceptance Rate

39%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,100–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$13,017

Median Starting Salary

$47,443

#34

#34 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$10,384

Median Starting Salary

$48,408

#35

#35 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$13,267

Median Starting Salary

$48,785

#36

#36 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$16,551

Median Starting Salary

$51,458

#37

#37 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

890–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$19,252

Median Starting Salary

$49,749

#38

#38 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Governors State University
University Park, IL

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

830–1,060

Est. Net Price *

$9,833

Median Starting Salary

$49,524

#39

#39 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier, VT

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$51,847

#40

#40 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$35,616

Median Starting Salary

$51,847

#41

#41 Best College for Cinematography and Film/Video Production in the U.S.

National University
San Diego, CA

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

750–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$30,527

Median Starting Salary

$49,867

*The estimated net prices above are College Raptor’s estimate. Please contact the college financial aid office for actual net cost figures.

About Cinematography and Film/Video Production

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 Masters degree. On average, 49% percent of men and 51% 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 Median Starting Salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Cinematography and Film/Video Production is $39,600.

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Careers

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 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary and Producers and Directors 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

These are the highest paying careers for Cinematography and Film/Video Production majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Cinematography and Film/Video Production majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
927
Female Students
475 (51%)
Male Students
452 (48%)

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