High Point, NC (population: 105,064) has eight film schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the highest ranked school in this group with a film program, has a total student population of 872. It is the 199th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about film programs in High Point, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of film professors at University of North Carolina School of the Arts such as Richard Clabaugh, Dona Cooper, Wayne Crawford, David Elkins, Steven Gonzales, and Renata Jackson.
Film students from High Point 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 Greensboro-High Point area alone, there are 50 employed actors earning an average salary of $*. Producers and directors in this area earn $*/yr and there are 100 employed.
High Point lies in Guilford county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Greensboro-High Point area has 349,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.78/hr average worker wage, and a $39,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.296 out of every 1000 jobs in High Point are held by producers and directors, and 0.141/1000 are held by actors.
Of the 8 film schools with a 100-mile radius of High Point, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of Communication Arts comes out as the most expensive ($25,171/yr) for film students, with Western Piedmont Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,437/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from High Point|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||16.0 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||53.9 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||92.4 miles|