Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has five film schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a film program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about film programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of film professors at Boston University such as Chris Anderson, Bob Arnold, Edward Barron, Jon Bernstein, Christopher Bowen, and Keith Brown.
Film students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 1,250 employed actors earning an average salary of $*. Producers and directors in this area earn $69,880/yr and there are 1,630 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.965 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by producers and directors, and 0.741/1000 are held by actors.
Of the 5 film schools in Boston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for film students, with Massachusetts College of Art and Design as the lowest, reported at only $15,161/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|