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Film Schools In Massachusetts

There are 17 accredited film schools in Massachusetts for faculty who teach film classes to choose from. The trends in Massachusetts' 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. Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Brandeis University

    415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Clark University

    950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-1477

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Emerson College

    120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-4624

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Fitchburg State University

    160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Greenfield Community College

    One College Dr, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Hampshire College

    893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Holyoke Community College

    303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    621 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5882

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Mount Holyoke College

    50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075-1489

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. The New England Institute of Art

    10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445-7295

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
  14. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-9702

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  15. Smith College

    Elm St, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  16. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  17. Wellesley College

    106 Central St, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481-8203

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Film Employment

Massachusetts 760
National 82,430

Of all of the film professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Massachusetts

830 620 700 2,120 760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, film is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 70 less film professionals working in Massachusetts than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of film has shrunk by 8% in Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts

$49,050 $47,473 $44,080 $26,382 $40,905
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by film professionals is decreasing in Massachusetts. In 2006 film professionals made a mean salary of $49,050 per year, and in 2010 they made $40,905 per year.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Massachusetts

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Thus, film professionals' salaries declined by 20% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Massachusetts state, within the field of film, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid film professionals earn 233% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

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In Massachusetts, film professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited film schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In Massachusetts, there were 320 graduates in 2006. And there were 416 graduates from film courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 30% percent increase in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. Most of these graduates, or 79%, earned an bachelor's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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