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Film Schools In Missouri

There are 5 accredited film schools in Missouri 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 Missouri, which encompasses film training at the film bachelors degree level.


  1. Kansas City Art Institute

    4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64111-1874

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Missouri Western State University

    4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64507

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Stephens College

    1200 E Broadway, Columbia, Missouri 65215

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Washington University in St Louis

    One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63130-4899

    14 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Webster University

    470 E Lockwood Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63119-3194

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Film Employment

Missouri 1,260
National 82,430

Of all of the film professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Missouri state.

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Missouri

1,210 530 560 1,190 1,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of film professionals is growing in Missouri. In Missouri, 50 more film professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of film professionals has grown by 4%. This growth is slower 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 Missouri

$24,115 $38,250 $41,485 $35,395 $34,382
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to film professionals are growing in Missouri. Film professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $24,115 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $34,382 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Missouri

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This represents a growth in salaries of 30%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Missouri state, within the field of film, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid film professionals earn 216% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Missouri

Computer Animation

Film professionals in Missouri earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited film schools in Missouri is increasing. In Missouri, there were 68 graduates in 2006. And there were 74 graduates from film courses in 2010.

This represents a 9% increase in the number of film degree or certificate school graduates in Missouri state. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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