Online Colleges for Film & TV Production

Students pursuing film and television degrees can find work as television, video or motion picture camera operators. They can also find jobs as cinematographers, directors or producers. However, the film and television fields are extremely competitive, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and an education accompanied by natural talent could increase the prospects of finding a job.

Multimedia artists and video editors have some of the highest opportunities for finding a job, as do those skilled in digital film and computer-generated imaging. Many of these areas are high paying. According to May 2009 BLS data, producers and directors earned mean annual wages of $86,870 while camera operators earned mean annual salaries approaching $50,000. Film and video editors averaged mean wages of $63,680, according to the BLS.

What is learned at film and television colleges

The BLS says that formal education in film and television can go a long way in making a successful career in the industry. There are technical, vocational and online film and television colleges that offer training in film editing and directing. Some schools offer advanced instruction in directing, editing, production design and cinematography. See online art colleges for more education options.

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