There are many schools that offer programs in cinema production at the associate's, bachelor's and master's degree levels. There are many job prospects that range from lower-level jobs, like grip and gaffer, to more prestigious directing and producing positions.
10 Schools with Cinema Production Programs
The following list is a sample of schools that have programs in cinema production at multiple degree levels:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|Arizona State University||Phoenix, AZ||4-year, Public||Bachelor's and Master's||Undergraduate: $10,158 in-state; $24,548 out-of-state
Graduate: $11,304 in-state; $27,790 out-of-state
|Miami Dade College||Miami, FL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||In-state: $2,834; Out-of-state: $9,661|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||Minneapolis, MN||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||In-state: $13,790; Out-of-state: $22,210|
|University of Central Florida||Orlando, FL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||In-state: $6,368; Out-of-state: $22,467|
|Houston Community College System||Houston, TX||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-district: $1,632
|New York University||New York, NY||4-year, Private||Bachelor's and Master's||Undergraduate: $47,750
|Florida State University||Tallahassee, FL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's and Master's|| Undergraduate: $6,507 in-state; $21,673 out-of-state
Graduate: $11,543 in-state; $25,975 out-of-state
|Valencia Community College||Orlando, FL||4-year, Public||Associate's||In-state: $2,474; Out-of-state: $9,383|
|City College of San Francisco||San Francisco, CA||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-state: $1,598; Out-of-state: $7,554|
|University of Southern California||Los Angeles, CA||4-year, Private||Bachelor's and Master's||Undergraduate: $50,277
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for cinema production schools:
- A prospective student should consider their career goals, since many programs offer specializations in areas such as editing, lighting and sound.
- Would-be filmmakers need substantially more education and may benefit from the instruction received in either a bachelor's or a master's degree program.
- Schools located in areas of the country where there is an established film production industry offer students a chance of securing a high quality internship.
Individuals interested in studying cinema production will have no problem finding schools that offer degrees at various levels. Since there are many job options in the film industry, it is important for one to consider their professional goals before choosing a program.