Film Schools In Washington DC

In Washington DC, there are 4 accredited schools where film classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of film and film training in Washington DC, which includes film training at the following levels:

  • Film Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Film
  • Masters degree in Film


  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Gallaudet University

    800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002-3695

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Film Employment

Washington DC 920
National 82,430

Of all of the film professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Washington DC

460 570 390 1,050 920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, the field of film is growing. 460 more film professionals were working in Washington DC in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 100% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for film professionals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of film professionals working around the nation.

Film VS. All Professions salaries in Washington DC

$40,420 $40,133 $41,683 $41,090 $42,763
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by film professionals is increasing in Washington DC. The mean salary for film professionals in 2006 was $40,420 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $42,763 per year.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Washington DC

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 5% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 208% pay differential between the highest paid film professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of film in Washington DC.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Computer Animation

In Washington DC, 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 Washington DC


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited film schools in Washington DC is decreasing. In Washington DC, there were 90 graduates in 2006. And there were 82 graduates from film courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC by 9%. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an bachelor's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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