Going To Film School? What’s A Degree In Film Worth?
Film school is as popular as ever and more and more universities are giving out degrees in film every year it seems. But will that degree in film actually get you a career. One educator claims that less than 1% of the graduates eventually become working filmmakers with at least one feature film under their belt. I’m not sure of the accuracy of that number but it is clear that the vast majority of graduates getting a degree in film end up in something other than filmmaking.
If Not A Degree In Film Then What?
Unlike in many professions where 100% of the practitioners are graduates in their field a very large percentage of working filmmakers do not have a degree in film. A goodly percentage aren’t even college graduates.
If you are interested in filmmaking and contemplating going to film school for a degree in film you may want to check out this article that discusses some of the pros and cons of a degree in film.
What’s your opinion? Tell me what you think a degree in film is worth.
- When ARE You Going To Get Started? (freefilmschool.org)