Film Schools Offering Accredited Cinema Production Programs 'at home'

Film & Cinema Production Schools Offering Accredited Programs

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Film & Cinema Production Career Outlook

Some of the careers, a cinema production degree hold can opt are:
  • Assistant directors and production assistants
  • Electrical, lighting, and sound workers
  • Makeup, hair, and wardrobe workers
  • Cinematographers
  • Actor, director, producer
  • Sound editor, Composers and designers
  • Jobs in Major film studios & Television studios
  • Movie critic
  • Special effects advisor
  • Casting director
BLS’ career outlook data within the film and cinema industry indicates percentage division of professions.
  • Producers and directors: 3%
  • Film and video editors: 1%
  • Camera operators: 6%
Based on the above data by BLS, there is an expected increase in demand of film and cinema professionals between 2012 -2022.

Expected Salary

The salary varies by degree level, years of experience and the specific job segment within film production industry.

As par U.S. Bureau of Statistics in May 2013, the median hourly salaries are as.
  • Producers: $33.40
  • Writers: $27.77
  • Archivists: $23.61
According to BLS' 2012 reports, average annual income for
  • Producers and directors is $92,390
  • Film and video editors is $64,060
  • Camera operators is $49,010
Following table gives a researched based data about careers in film production.

Occupation Employment Median hourly wage
Actors 16,640 $15.88
Audio and video equipment technicians 12,840 $20.37
Producers and directors 10,540 29.12
Writers and authors 3,770 28.5
Music directors and composers 2,840 26.07
Set and exhibit designers 2,760 18.69
Multimedia artists and animators 1,390 28.8
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 670 11.9
Film and video editors 540 30.33
Makeup artists, theatrical and performance 310 23.3

source: Bureau of labour statistics on film production

Film Production Classes at Home

Students are now given privilege to enjoy earning film production degree at home. Accredited schools and colleges have now started offering film and cinema production classes online. This helps working professionals to start a new career and to enhance production skills, while maintain the current job.

Earn Accredited Cinema Production Degree

Each state has regional accreditation bodies for film schools, colleges and universities, along with national accrediting bodies to accredit a school, based on certain standards and quality education.

All film schools listed on are regionally and nationally accredited by different accrediting bodies, approved by US department of education, the Council for Higher Education Association (CHEA), and the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).

National bodies for accrediting film schools

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Regional agencies for cinema production schools

  • Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

Film Production Training Courses

Degree Level Courses Taught
Associate degree courses
Introductory film technology
Digital media and motion graphics
Introduction to film lighting
Editing fundamentals
Set design
Bachelor in cinema production courses
Film history
Cinematography fundamentals
Sound for film
Digital editing and post-production
Master in film production courses
Film criticism
Narrative theory
Line production
Visual design and story boarding
Doctoral degrees in film studies Editing techniques
Audio design
Basics of post-production
Narrative screenwriting
Set management and production

Financial Aid

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