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Film Schools In North Carolina

North Carolina has 11 accredited film schools where film faculty who teach film classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of film and film training in North Carolina, which includes film training at the following levels:


  1. Cape Fear Community College

    411 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910

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  2. Carteret Community College

    3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557-2989

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  3. Catawba Valley Community College

    2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602-0699

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  4. Haywood Community College

    185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, North Carolina 28721-9901

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  5. McDowell Technical Community College

    54 College Drive, Marion, North Carolina 28752-8728

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  6. University of North Carolina School of the Arts

    1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27117-2189

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  7. University of North Carolina-Wilmington

    601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5963

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  8. Piedmont Community College

    1715 College Dr, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573

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  9. Randolph Community College

    629 Industrial Pk Ave, Asheboro, North Carolina 27205

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  10. Western Piedmont Community College

    1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, North Carolina 28655-4511

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  11. Living Arts College

    3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27614-7076

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Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Film Employment

North Carolina 1,090
National 82,430

Of all of the film professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of North Carolina.

Employment Growth for Film professionals In North Carolina

460 750 640 1,050 1,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Film is a growing field in North Carolina. In 2010 there were 630 more film professionals working in North Carolina than there were in 2006. Thus, in North Carolina, this field has grown by 137% in four years. This growth is faster than the change in the number of film professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of film professionals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Film VS. All Professions salaries in North Carolina

$33,800 $31,478 $39,323 $30,520 $27,228
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of film professionals is growing, the salaries paid to film professionals are decreasing in North Carolina. In 2006 film professionals made a mean salary of $33,800 per year, and in 2010 they made $27,228 per year.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in North Carolina

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This represents a 24% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 122% pay differential between the highest paid film professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of film in North Carolina.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Computer Animation

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina


As the number of film professionals is increasing in North Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited film schools in North Carolina state is decreasing. In 2006, 210 students graduated from film courses in North Carolina. And in 2010, 159 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina by 24%. 47% of these graduates received a associate's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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