Alberta, VA has three film schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. School of Communication Arts, the highest ranked school in this group with a film program, has a total student population of 346. It is the 3595th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about film programs in Alberta, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of film professors at School of Communication Arts such as Andy Spain.
Film students from Alberta 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.
Alberta lies in Brunswick county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 68,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $15.53/hr average worker wage, and a $32,290 average annual salary.
Of the 3 film schools with a 100-mile radius of Alberta, 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 Piedmont Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,243/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alberta|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||56.2 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||62.8 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||77.5 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||91.2 miles|