Norfolk, VA (population: 234,477) has one film school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Regent University has a total student population of 4,656. It is the 5495th highest ranked school in the USA and the 121st highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Film students from Norfolk 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 70 employed actors earning an average salary of $*. Producers and directors in this area earn $51,980/yr and there are 480 employed.
Norfolk lies in Norfolk county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.657 out of every 1000 jobs in Norfolk are held by producers and directors, and 0.089/1000 are held by actors.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Regent University ends up costing a student $18,449/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Norfolk|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||16.7 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||18.6 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||73.9 miles|