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Film Schools In Wisconsin

Wisconsin has 2 accredited film schools where film faculty who teach film classes can find employment. The trends in Wisconsin's film academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in film includes film training at the following levels:


  1. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0413

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Madison Media Institute

    2702 Agriculture Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53718

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Wisconsin Vs. National Film Employment

Wisconsin 470
National 82,430

Of all of the film professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Wisconsin state.

Employment Growth for Film professionals In Wisconsin

560 830 760 710 470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Film is a shrinking field in Wisconsin. There were 90 less film professionals working in Wisconsin in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 16% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for film professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of film professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Film VS. All Professions salaries in Wisconsin

$22,697 $28,503 $30,370 $32,225 $35,175
$43,308 $43,685 $45,556 $47,117 $48,374
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of film professionals is declining, the salaries paid to film professionals are increasing in Wisconsin. The mean salary for film professionals in 2006 was $22,697 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $35,175 per year.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Wisconsin

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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 35% growth in film professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Wisconsin, 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 154%

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Wisconsin

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In Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited film schools in Wisconsin is increasing. In 2006, 54 students graduated from film courses in Wisconsin. And in 2010, 83 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of film school degree or certificate graduates in Wisconsin by 54%. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in film.

Film Faculty Salaries in Wisconsin

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