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Film Schools In Alabama

Film classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited film schools in Alabama. The trends in Alabama's film academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in film includes film training at the following levels:


  1. Community College of the Air Force

    100 S Turner Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36114-0011

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Birmingham Southern College

    900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35254

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. John C Calhoun State Community College

    6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, Alabama 35671

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Film Employment

Alabama 150
National 82,430

Of all of the film professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Alabama.

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Alabama

510 360 190 460 150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of film professionals is shrinking in Alabama. There were 360 less film professionals working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 71% 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 Alabama

$19,427 $34,015 $36,900 $31,432 $29,567
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alabama, as the number of film professionals is declining, the salaries earned by film professionals are increasing. Film professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $19,427 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $29,567 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Alabama

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Thus, there was a 34% growth in film professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Alabama, 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 125%

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Alabama

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In Alabama, 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 Alabama


As the number of film professionals is decreasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited film schools in Alabama state is decreasing. In 2006, 83 students graduated from film courses in Alabama. And in 2010, 35 students graduated.

This represents a 58% decrease in the number of film degree or certificate school graduates in Alabama state. 67% of these graduates received a associate's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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