To date, we’ve asked 27 current and past film production students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

No matter the degree, there are some common factors that predict satisfaction.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a film production degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a film production degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are film production students compared to other degrees?

Overall, film production students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.0 out of 5. This is low compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, film production students rate their happiness similarly to students in Kinesiology, Physical Education and Related Studies and Business/Managerial Economics.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to film production

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Law and Related Legal Studies$61,863
Aerospace Engineering$97,107
Physical Education and Related Studies$47,431
Film Production$56,493
Kinesiology$47,266
Business/Managerial Economics$90,706
Journalism and Related Studies$70,105
Journalism$66,738
Registered Nursing$62,113

Let's break that down further.

Are film production students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.5 out of 5 stars
28 ratings
5 stars
25%
4 stars
29%
3 stars
25%
2 stars
14%
1 stars
7%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
2.8 out of 5 stars
29 ratings
5 stars
14%
4 stars
14%
3 stars
28%
2 stars
28%
1 stars
17%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in film production experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did film production graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what film production grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
2.6 out of 5 stars
28 ratings
5 stars
0%
4 stars
25%
3 stars
29%
2 stars
21%
1 stars
21%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were film production students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.0 out of 5 stars
27 ratings
5 stars
15%
4 stars
15%
3 stars
37%
2 stars
15%
1 stars
15%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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