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Film Schools
In Costa Mesa, California

Film faculty can choose to work at only one film school in Costa Mesa. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in film in the city of Costa Mesa, which encompasses film training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Costa Mesa Vs. California Film Employment

Costa Mesa 670
California 6,170

Of the 6,170 film professionals employed in California, 670 work in Costa Mesa. Between 2006 and 2010, in Costa Mesa, there has been a 347% growth in the number of film professionals. Overall employment in Costa Mesa has decreased.

Costa Mesa Vs. California Film employment growth

34,820 24,540 22,650 5,630 6,170
150 570 630 700 670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Costa Mesa

Film VS. All professions salaries in Costa Mesa

$53,970 $58,457 $55,877 $55,440 $44,030
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film in Costa Mesa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Costa Mesa

Salaries for film professionals in Costa Mesa have decreased. In 2010 Costa Mesa film professionals earned an average yearly salary of $44,030. Four years earlier in 2006, film professionals in Costa Mesa made an average salary of $53,970 per year. This decline is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Costa Mesa.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Costa Mesa

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Costa Mesa film professionals earn a median yearly salary of $41,053. The 10% of film professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $27,070 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 165% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Costa Mesa

Computer Animation

On average film professional salaries in Costa Mesa are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Film schools in Costa Mesa


There is only one accredited film school in the city. Many of Costa Mesa's film professionals are graduates of this school.

Film Programs Offered In Costa Mesa


There are a total of 6 degree and certificate programs in film offered by Costa Mesa's film schools.

Student Completed Film Degrees In Costa Mesa


Approximately 55 students completed film courses in 2010.

Film Faculty Salaries in Costa Mesa, California

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