Film Schools In California

There are 78 accredited film schools in California for faculty who teach film classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in film in the state of California, which encompasses film training at the following levels:

  • Film Certificate
  • Associates degree in Film
  • Bachelors degree in Film
  • Masters degree in Film
  • PhD degree in Film


Schools

  1. Academy of Art University

    79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105

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  2. Allan Hancock College

    800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399

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  3. American Film Institute Conservatory

    2021 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, California 90027-1625

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  4. Antelope Valley College

    3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, California 93536-5426

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  5. Art Center College of Design

    1700 Lida St, Pasadena, California 91103

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  6. Brooks Institute

    1321 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, California 93108

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  7. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  8. California State University-Sacramento

    6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694

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  9. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

    21 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. University of California-Davis

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. University of California-Los Angeles

    405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. University of California-Riverside

    900 University Ave, Riverside, California 92521

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. University of California-Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, California 93106

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. University of California-Santa Cruz

    1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064-1011

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. California Institute of the Arts

    24700 W McBean Pky, Valencia, California 91355-2397

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  17. College of the Canyons

    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899

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  18. Chabot College

    25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545

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  19. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  20. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

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  21. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  22. Claremont McKenna College

    500 E 9th St, Claremont, California 91711-6400

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  23. Columbia College Hollywood

    18618 Oxnard St, Tarzana, California 91356-1411

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  24. El Camino College-Compton Center

    1111 East Artesia Blvd., Compton, California 90221-5393

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  25. Cosumnes River College

    8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799

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  26. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897

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  27. De Anza College

    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, California 95014

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  28. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

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  29. El Camino Community College District

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

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  30. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  31. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  32. Fresno Pacific University

    1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709

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  33. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  34. Gavilan College

    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, California 95020

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  35. Lake Tahoe Community College

    One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

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  36. Laney College

    900 Fallon St, Oakland, California 94607

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  37. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  38. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096

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  39. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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  40. Loyola Marymount University

    One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659

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  41. College of Marin

    835 College Ave, Kentfield, California 94904-2590

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  42. MiraCosta College

    One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899

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  43. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  44. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  45. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

    1499 N. State S., San Jacinto, California 92583-2399

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  46. Napa Valley College

    2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa, California 94558-6236

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  47. National University

    11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1011

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  48. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  49. Otis College of Art and Design

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045-3505

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  50. Pacific Union College

    One Angwin Ave, Angwin, California 94508-9707

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  51. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  52. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  53. Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California 90263

    55 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  54. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  55. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  56. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  57. San Diego City College

    1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787

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  58. San Francisco Art Institute

    800 Chestnut St, San Francisco, California 94133-2299

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  59. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

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  60. College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402-3784

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  61. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

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  62. Santa Monica College

    1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628

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  63. Sierra College

    5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397

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  64. San Bernardino Valley College

    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410-2798

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  65. Solano Community College

    4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197

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  66. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  67. West Los Angeles College

    9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California 90230-3519

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  68. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  69. Woodbury University

    7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, California 91510-7846

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  70. Yuba College

    2088 N Beale Rd, Marysville, California 95901

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  71. Stanford University

    Stanford, California 94305

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  72. The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles

    2900 31st St, Santa Monica, California 90405-3035

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  73. Los Angeles Film School

    6363 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, California 90028-7318

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  74. The Art Institute of California-Orange County

    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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  75. Video Symphony EnterTraining Inc

    266 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91502

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  76. The Art Institute of California-Sacramento

    2850 Gateway Oaks Dr-Ste 100, Sacramento, California 95833

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  77. The Art Institute of California_??_??_Sunnyvale

    1120 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, California 94086

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  78. Providence Christian College

    1539 East Howard Street, Pasadena, California 91104

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Cities

  1. Film Schools in Los Angeles, CA6 Schools
  2. Film Schools in San Francisco, CA4 Schools
  3. Film Schools in Sacramento, CA4 Schools
  4. Film Schools in Pasadena, CA3 Schools
  5. Film Schools in Santa Barbara, CA3 Schools
  6. Film Schools in Riverside, CA3 Schools
  7. Film Schools in Santa Monica, CA2 Schools
  8. Film Schools in Burbank, CA2 Schools
  9. Film Schools in Fresno, CA2 Schools
  10. Film Schools in San Jacinto, CA1 Schools
  11. Film Schools in San Mateo, CA1 Schools
  12. Film Schools in Malibu, CA1 Schools
  13. Film Schools in Irvine, CA1 Schools
  14. Film Schools in Angwin, CA1 Schools
  15. Film Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  16. Film Schools in Fairfield, CA1 Schools
  17. Film Schools in Torrance, CA1 Schools
  18. Film Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  19. Film Schools in Hayward, CA1 Schools
  20. Film Schools in Cypress, CA1 Schools
  21. Film Schools in Santa Ana, CA1 Schools
  22. Film Schools in Napa, CA1 Schools
  23. Film Schools in Long Beach, CA1 Schools
  24. Film Schools in Fullerton, CA1 Schools
  25. Film Schools in Oakland, CA1 Schools
  26. Film Schools in Orange, CA1 Schools
  27. Film Schools in Berkeley, CA1 Schools
  28. Film Schools in Cupertino, CA1 Schools
  29. Film Schools in Claremont, CA1 Schools
  30. Film Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  31. Film Schools in Santa Maria, CA1 Schools
  32. Film Schools in Gilroy, CA1 Schools
  33. Film Schools in Monterey Park, CA1 Schools
  34. Film Schools in Lancaster, CA1 Schools
  35. Film Schools in Santa Cruz, CA1 Schools
  36. Film Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  37. Film Schools in Saratoga, CA1 Schools
  38. Film Schools in Oceanside, CA1 Schools
  39. Film Schools in Monterey, CA1 Schools
  40. Film Schools in Davis, CA1 Schools
  41. Film Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  42. Film Schools in Sunnyvale, CA1 Schools
  43. Film Schools in Rocklin, CA1 Schools
  44. Film Schools in San Diego, CA1 Schools
  45. Film Schools in Marysville, CA1 Schools
  46. Film Schools in San Bernardino, CA1 Schools
  47. Film Schools in South Lake Tahoe, CA1 Schools
  48. Film Schools in Compton, CA1 Schools
  49. Film Schools in Stanford, CA1 Schools
  50. Film Schools in Los Altos Hills, CA1 Schools
  51. Film Schools in Culver City, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Film Employment

California 6,170
National 82,430

Of all of the film professionals that work in the US, approximately 15% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Film professionals In California

34,820 24,540 22,650 5,630 6,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of film professionals is shrinking in California. In California, 28,650 less film professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 82% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for film professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of film professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Film VS. All Professions salaries in California

$41,970 $41,783 $40,488 $55,890 $40,962
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of film professionals is declining, the salaries paid to film professionals are decreasing in California. Film professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $41,970 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $40,962 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in California

10th percentile
$19,782
25th percentile
$24,362
50th percentile
$34,628
75th percentile
$51,235
90th percentile
$72,198

Thus, there was a 2% decline in film professionals' salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of California, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of film. The pay differential between the highest paid film professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 265%

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in California

Art
$72,362
Computer Animation
$74,560
Design
$62,608
Film
$40,962

In California, film professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Film programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
60
bachelor
34
master
18
doctor
2
Certificate
80
Total194

As the number of film professionals is decreasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 78 accredited film schools in California state is increasing. In California, there were 2,329 graduates in 2006. And there were 2,622 graduates from film courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 13% percent increase in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in California. Most of these graduates, or 41%, earned a undergraduate certificate in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in California

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