Film Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 6 accredited film schools where film faculty who teach film classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the film academic community in Washington State, and the future trends in film training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Film
  • Bachelors degree in Film


  1. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

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  2. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  3. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  4. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  5. Northwest University

    5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98083-0579

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  6. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Film Employment

Washington State 920
National 82,430

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

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Washington State

1,060 1,330 1,190 1,130 920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of film professionals is shrinking in Washington State. 140 less film professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of film professionals has shrunk by 13%. This decline 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 State

$32,473 $36,340 $37,662 $37,350 $40,942
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
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 increasing in Washington State. The mean salary for film professionals in 2006 was $32,473 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $40,942 per year.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Washington State

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Thus, there was a 21% growth in film professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of film, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid film professionals earning 222% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Washington State

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In Washington State, 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 State


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited film schools in Washington State is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 61 graduates in 2006. And there were 49 graduates from film courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 20%. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an bachelor's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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