Photographic and Film/Video Technology
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Photographic and film/video technology is a program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the operation and maintenance of camera and lighting equipment and the production of finished still, video, and film products under the supervision of photographers, directors, and editors. includes instruction in equipment setup and maintenance; lighting; power supplies; studio and film set tasks such as camera operator, grip, and best boy; plate and negative handling and development; laboratory procedures; and digital software applications.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in photographic and film/video technology at each level last year.
02004006008001K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year Certificate2-4 Year CertificateAssociate's DegreeBachelor's Degree
People with this bachelor's degree have gone to work in these careers
DesignersArtists and related workersManagers (specialized areas)Specialized media/broadcast te...Producers and directorsRetail salespersonsCustomer service representativ...Applications and systems softw...First-line supervisors of reta...Web developersPostsecondary teachersComputer support specialistsTelevision, video, and motion ...Wholesale and manufacturing sa...Service sales representativesSecretaries and administrative...Photographers
Communication Technologies majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all photographic and film/video technology graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 48% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 63% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in photographic and film/video technology earned in the last academic year, 50% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 55% of other programs.
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Photographic and Film/Video Technology doing?

New data from College Scorecard gives us a glimpse into the earnings and debt for recent graduates in their first year or two after leaving school. Shown is the distribution of the medians reported for all schools with graduates in the given program/award level.

Starting salaries by award level
$19K$21K$24K$0$10K$20K$30KBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeCertificate
Median cumulative federal loan amount
$10K$16K$34K$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50KBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeCertificate
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What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
$0$200K$44K
93,200
11.6%
11,600
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer photographic and film/video technology degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
Allan Hancock College
CA
6,701
37.4
$5,315
40%
23%
Amarillo College
TX
6,016
31.4
$5,670
49%
25%
American River College
CA
18,152
54.5
$6,834
38%
23%
Antelope Valley College
CA
9,120
53.6
$7,369
29%
29%
Austin Community College District
TX
24,069
43.0
$4,194
51%
8%
Bakersfield College
CA
13,844
40.7
$6,777
37%
24%
Bellevue College
WA
10,798
57.0
$7,477
69%
39%
Bossier Parish Community College
LA
3,755
30.5
$10,065
46%
13%
Canadian Valley Technology Center
OK
1,333
34.9
$5,055
Carteret Community College
NC
1,140
21.1
$10,190
53%
23%
Catawba Valley Community College
NC
3,213
23.8
$8,067
57%
26%
Central Technology Center
OK
204
5.1
Chabot College
CA
8,123
41.0
$6,531
43%
21%
Chaffey College
CA
13,688
53.0
$11,107
39%
28%
City College of San Francisco
CA
14,995
20.8
$5,850
55%
23%
College of DuPage
IL
17,010
63.3
$5,724
55%
21%
College of the Canyons
CA
13,032
70.3
$6,504
51%
18%
College of the Ozarks
MO
1,665
17.5
$13,077
66%
Columbia State Community College
TN
3,983
34.3
$6,517
59%
22%
Columbus State Community College
OH
19,433
58.7
$5,532
47%
14%
Explore similar programs

Photographic and Film/Video Technology is part of a larger collection of programs: Communications, including journalism, multimedia, film, and radio. Is there a different program that's close to Photographic and Film/Video Technology that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

Program
Graduates
Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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