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Film Schools in Illinois

There are nine schools in the state of Illinois offering film programs. 623 students graduated with degrees from Illinois film schools in 2010. 556 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 53 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 825 students graduate from film programs in this state per year. This accounts for 6% of film students who US schools graduate. More specifically, nine students graduated with certificates in film, 556 with a bachelor's level degree, 53 with a degree at the master's level, and five with a doctorate level degree.

Nine film schools are located in this Great Lakes state. Of these, three schools are public, while six schools are private. Private film school tuition varies from $17,388 to $42,041, while tuition at a public film school varies from $10,468 to $12,053.

Average tuition for programs in film is $25,565. While the highest tuition for film programs, which is $42,041 every year, is at the University of Chicago, the lowest tuition in Illinois, which is $10,468 per year, is at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Schools in this state offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in film.

Film Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

On average, 825 students graduate from film programs in this state per year. This accounts for 6% of film students who US schools graduate. More specifically, nine students graduated with certificates in film, 556 with a bachelor's level degree, 53 with a degree at the master's level, and five with a doctorate level degree.

Film Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 2
  • Certificate 2008: 10
  • Certificate 2009: 4
  • Certificate 2010: 9
  • Bachelor 2006: 453
  • Bachelor 2007: 464
  • Bachelor 2008: 982
  • Bachelor 2009: 618
  • Bachelor 2010: 556
  • Master 2006: 13
  • Master 2007: 10
  • Master 2008: 28
  • Master 2009: 30
  • Master 2010: 53
  • Doctorate 2006: 1
  • Doctorate 2007: 1
  • Doctorate 2008: 8
  • Doctorate 2009: 5
  • Doctorate 2010: 5

Film Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in Illinois offer a total of 18 film programs. Of these programs, 44.4% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Film Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 8
  • Master: 7
  • Doctorate: 2

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture — Salary by Percentile

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22800
  • 25th Percentile: 31660
  • Median: 42080
  • 75th Percentile: 67710
  • 90th Percentile: 79410

Film and Video Editors — Salary by Percentile

Film and Video Editors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23900
  • 25th Percentile: 39000
  • Median: 55130
  • 75th Percentile: 70840
  • 90th Percentile: 104820

Motion Picture Projectionists — Salary by Percentile

Motion Picture Projectionists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18940
  • 25th Percentile: 20630
  • Median: 22420
  • 75th Percentile: 24220
  • 90th Percentile: 28740

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture — Employment Trend

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 39330
  • Median Salary 2007: 38530
  • Median Salary 2008: 31720
  • Median Salary 2009: 34270
  • Median Salary 2010: 42080
  • Total Employed 2006: 860
  • Total Employed 2007: 680
  • Total Employed 2008: 540
  • Total Employed 2009: 560
  • Total Employed 2010: 720

Film and Video Editors — Employment Trend

Film and Video Editors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 60320
  • Median Salary 2007: 50780
  • Median Salary 2008: 57320
  • Median Salary 2009: 53420
  • Median Salary 2010: 55130
  • Total Employed 2006: 720
  • Total Employed 2007: 580
  • Total Employed 2008: 850
  • Total Employed 2009: 610
  • Total Employed 2010: 550

Motion Picture Projectionists — Employment Trend

Motion Picture Projectionists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18770
  • Median Salary 2007: 18630
  • Median Salary 2008: 22870
  • Median Salary 2009: 22150
  • Median Salary 2010: 22420
  • Total Employed 2006: 300
  • Total Employed 2007: 310
  • Total Employed 2008: 410
  • Total Employed 2009: 380
  • Total Employed 2010: 370

Illinois vs National Film Employment

Illinois vs National Film Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 3.555% (1640)

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1. The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago

350 N Orleans St
Chicago, IL 60654-1593
(312) 280-3500

The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago is 0.8 miles from the center of the city and AI offers one program in film. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering film programs.

2. Columbia College - Chicago

600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
(312) 663-1600

Columbia College-Chicago is in the center of Chicago. Columbia offers three programs in film. Specifically, it offers one film certificate to students, one degree at the bachelor's level in film, and one film degree at the master's level. Overall, 11,922 students pursue degrees in 56 Columbia College-Chicago programs. This school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in film.

3. The University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1234

The University of Chicago offers three film programs. More specifically, this university offers students one film degree at the bachelor's level, one degree at the master's level in film, and one degree at the doctorate level in film. This large university is 6.3 miles from the heart of downtown. This university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. The U of C is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering film programs.

4. The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

1000 Plaza Drive Ste. 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4913
(847) 619-3450

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg offers one film program and it is 2.3 miles from the center of the city. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering film.

5. Governors State University

1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484
(708) 534-5000

Governors State University is located in the suburbs of University Park, Illinois and it offers one program in film. This school is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. This public school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in film.

6. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is located in a rural setting. It offers two programs in film. Specifically, this big university offers students one bachelor's level degree in film and one master's level degree in film. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in film.

7. DePaul University

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8000

DePaul University is located in the center of Chicago. DePaul offers two programs in film. More specifically, this school offers one film degree at the bachelor's level to students and one film degree at the master's level. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering film programs.

8. The University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-7000

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers three programs in film. More specifically, students are offered two bachelor's level degrees in film by it and one master's level degree in film. This university is near the center of the city. This university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. UIC is the biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering film in terms of programs.

9. Northwestern University

633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3741

Northwestern University offers two programs in film. Out of those, it offers one master's level film degree to students and one doctorate level degree in film. This university, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Evanston, IL. This university is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering film.