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Film Schools In Virginia

There are 5 accredited film schools in Virginia 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 Virginia, which includes film training at the following levels:


  1. Regent University

    1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Hollins University

    7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24020

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Richmond

    28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, Virginia 23173

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. The Art Institute of Washington

    1820 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22209-1802

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Film Employment

Virginia 500
National 82,430

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

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Virginia

1,070 1,530 1,390 1,320 500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of film professionals is shrinking in Virginia. In Virginia, 570 less film professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 53% decline in the field. 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 Virginia

$37,877 $31,035 $32,398 $32,448 $48,155
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of film professionals is declining, the salaries earned by film professionals are increasing. Film professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $37,877 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $48,155 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Virginia

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This represents a growth in salaries of 21%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Virginia, 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 268%

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Virginia

Computer Animation

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of film professionals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited film schools in Virginia state is increasing. In 2006 there were 6 film graduates from film courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 43 graduates.

Thus there was a 617% percent increase in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 71%, earned an bachelor's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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