Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two film schools within its city limits. The Art Institute of Tucson, the highest ranked school in the city with a film program, has a total student population of 346. It is the 2732nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Film students from Tucson schools who go on to become filmmakers, producers, directors, film directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,780 people working as producers and directors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,870. Also, Actors make on average $0 per year and there are about 39,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are 110 employed actors earning an average salary of $*. Producers and directors in this area earn $44,250/yr and there are 220 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by producers and directors, and 0/1000 are held by actors.
Of the 2 film schools in Tucson, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($25,117/yr) for film students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|