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Film Schools In Minnesota

There are 11 accredited film schools in Minnesota 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 Minnesota, which encompasses film training at the following levels:


  1. Augsburg College

    2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

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  2. Central Lakes College-Brainerd

    501 West College Drive, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401-3900

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  3. Carleton College

    One North College Street, Northfield, Minnesota 55057-4001

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  4. Dakota County Technical College

    1300 145th Street East, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068-2999

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  5. Hennepin Technical College

    9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  6. The Art Institutes International Minnesota

    15 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

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  7. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

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  8. Minneapolis College of Art and Design

    2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

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  9. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

    1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779

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  10. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  11. Saint Cloud State University

    720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

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Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Film Employment

Minnesota 800
National 82,430

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

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Minnesota

960 640 670 890 800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, the field of film is shrinking. 160 less film professionals were working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of film professionals has shrunk by 17%. 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 Minnesota

$29,580 $28,185 $30,180 $31,550 $30,320
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
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 Minnesota. In 2006 film professionals made a mean salary of $29,580 per year, and in 2010 they made $30,320 per year.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Minnesota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 2%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Minnesota, 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 178%

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Minnesota

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In Minnesota, 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 Minnesota


As the number of film professionals is decreasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited film schools in Minnesota state is increasing. In Minnesota, there were 141 graduates in 2006. And there were 242 graduates from film courses in 2010.

This represents a 72% increase in the number of film degree or certificate school graduates in Minnesota state. A majority of these graduates, or 47%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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