Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has three film schools within its city limits. Emory University, the highest ranked school in the city with a film program, has a total student population of 12,930. It is the 30th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Georgia. To learn more about film programs in Atlanta, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of film professors at Emory University such as Matthew Bernstein, David Cook, Nina Martin, David Pratt, and Eddy Von Mueller.
Film students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 480 employed actors earning an average salary of $*. Producers and directors in this area earn $82,600/yr and there are 2,290 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by producers and directors, and 0/1000 are held by actors.
Of the 3 film schools in Atlanta, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Atlanta comes out as the most expensive ($36,852/yr) for film students, with Georgia State University as the lowest, reported at only $12,611/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|