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Film Schools In Tennessee

There are 10 accredited film schools in Tennessee for faculty who teach film classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of film and film training in Tennessee, which includes film training at the following levels:


  1. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Columbia State Community College

    1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, Tennessee 38401

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Memphis College of Art

    1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38104-2764

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Pellissippi State Community College

    10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37933-0990

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  5. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

    17 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Nossi College of Art

    590 Cheron Rd, Madison, Tennessee 37115

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Watkins College of Art Design & Film

    2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37228

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville

    100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3439

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Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Film Employment

Tennessee 860
National 82,430

Of all of the film professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Tennessee

330 380 420 710 860
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, film is a growing field. In 2010 there were 530 more film professionals working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. Thus, in Tennessee, this field has grown by 161% in four years. This growth is faster 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 Tennessee

$40,577 $30,358 $26,003 $19,508 $19,008
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by film professionals is decreasing in Tennessee. In 2006 film professionals made a mean salary of $40,577 per year, and in 2010 they made $19,008 per year.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Tennessee

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Thus, there was a 113% decline in film professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Tennessee state, within the field of film, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid film professionals earn 140% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Computer Animation

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of film professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited film schools in Tennessee state is also increasing. In 2006, 36 students graduated from film courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 51 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 42%. Most of these graduates, or 73%, earned an bachelor's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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