Film Schools In Pennsylvania

There are 21 accredited film schools in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, which encompasses film training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. DeSales University

    2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034-9568

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  2. The Art Institute of Philadelphia

    1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-5198

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  3. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1328

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  4. Bryn Mawr College

    101 N Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010

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  5. Bucks County Community College

    275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-4106

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  6. Carnegie Mellon University

    5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Chatham University

    Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

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  8. Douglas Education Center

    130 7th St, Monessen, Pennsylvania 15062

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  9. Drexel University

    3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    88 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Du Bois Business College in Du Bois

    Main Campus, One Beaver Dr, Du Bois, Pennsylvania 15801

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  11. La Roche College

    9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237-5898

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  12. Muhlenberg College

    2400 Chew Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104

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  13. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

    201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1589

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. University of Pennsylvania

    1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6303

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. The University of the Arts

    320 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-4901

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  16. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

    4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Point Park University

    201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984

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  18. Swarthmore College

    500 College Ave, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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  19. Temple University

    1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. Westmoreland County Community College

    145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, Pennsylvania 15697-1895

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  21. Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School

    833 Metro Dr, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Film Employment

Pennsylvania 930
National 82,430

Of all of the film professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Pennsylvania.

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Pennsylvania

1,210 1,350 1,700 1,850 930
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Pennsylvania, film is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 280 less film professionals working in Pennsylvania than there were in 2006. This represents a 23% 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 Pennsylvania

$30,840 $33,285 $32,220 $30,765 $37,707
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by film professionals is increasing in Pennsylvania. In 2006 film professionals made a mean salary of $30,840 per year, and in 2010 they made $37,707 per year.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$22,373
25th percentile
$27,557
50th percentile
$32,187
75th percentile
$43,433
90th percentile
$64,343

Thus, film professionals' salaries grew by 18% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Pennsylvania state, within the field of film, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid film professionals earn 188% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Art
$52,860
Computer Animation
$50,180
Design
$49,751
Film
$37,707

Film professionals in Pennsylvania earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
6
bachelor
18
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
3
Total29

The number of students graduating from the 21 accredited film schools in Pennsylvania is increasing. In 2006, 527 students graduated from film courses in Pennsylvania. And in 2010, 560 students graduated.

Thus there was a 6% percent increase in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania. 62% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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