Film Schools In Iowa

Film classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited film schools in Iowa. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the film academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in film training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Film
  • Masters degree in Film
  • PhD degree in Film


  1. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Film Employment

Iowa 260
National 82,430

Of all of the film professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Iowa

240 170 220 230 260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, the field of film is growing. In Iowa, 20 more film professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Iowa, this field has grown by 8% in four years. 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 Iowa

$15,845 $39,910 $29,130 $27,477 $17,095
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Iowa, as the number of film professionals is growing, the salaries earned by film professionals are increasing. In 2006 film professionals made a mean salary of $15,845 per year, and in 2010 they made $17,095 per year.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Iowa

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Thus, film professionals' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Iowa, 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 212%

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Iowa

Computer Animation

In Iowa, 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 Iowa


As the number of film professionals is increasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited film schools in Iowa state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 65 film graduates from film courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 81 graduates.

Thus there was a 25% percent increase in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. A majority of these graduates, or 57%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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