Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has three film schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. DePauw University, the highest ranked school in this group with a film program, has a total student population of 2,396. It is the 126th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about film programs in Indianapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of film professors at DePauw University such as Jeremy Jones.
Film students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 240 employed actors earning an average salary of $*. Producers and directors in this area earn $51,250/yr and there are 380 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.432 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by producers and directors, and 0.280/1000 are held by actors.
Of the 3 film schools with a 100-mile radius of Indianapolis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, DePauw University comes out as the most expensive ($22,344/yr) for film students, with Cincinnati State Technical and Community College as the lowest, reported at only $11,026/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|