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Film Schools In Utah

There are 4 accredited film schools in Utah 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 Utah, which encompasses film training at the following levels:


  1. Brigham Young University

    Main Campus, Provo, Utah 84602

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Salt Lake Community College

    4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Utah

    201 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9008

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. The Art Institute of Salt Lake City

    121 W Election Rd - Ste 100, Draper, Utah 84020

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Utah Vs. National Film Employment

Utah 400
National 82,430

Of all of the film professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Utah.

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Utah

480 580 290 700 400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Utah, the field of film is shrinking. 80 less film professionals were working in Utah in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Utah, this field has shrunk by 17% in four years. This decline 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 Utah

$31,013 $30,923 $32,780 $31,660 $30,237
$40,990 $43,308 $44,832 $45,796 $46,619
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by film professionals is decreasing in Utah. The mean salary for film professionals in 2006 was $31,013 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $30,237 per year.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Utah

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90th percentile

Thus, film professionals' salaries declined by 3% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. There is a 189% 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 Utah.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Utah

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In Utah, 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 Utah


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited film schools in Utah is decreasing. In 2006 there were 131 film graduates from film courses in Utah and in 2010 there were 122 graduates.

Thus there was a 7% percent decrease in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in Utah. A majority of these graduates, or 57%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Utah

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