California Producers and Directors: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Producers And Directors in California

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Fast Facts for Producers And Directors in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, San Diego and Oxnard
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Riverside, San Jose and Bakersfield
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Francisco, San Diego and Santa Ana

Salaries for Producers And Directors in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Santa Barbara, Oxnard and San Francisco

Schools for Producers And Directors in California are listed below.

Selected Directing Schools in California

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  • Degrees: Bachelor
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  • Programs: Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BS)
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  • Programs: Master of Arts Strategic Communication
  • Degrees: Master

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  • Programs: MA in Digital Media Communications
  • Degrees: Master
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More California Directing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
California Institute of the Arts Valencia Masters 1,324
Pepperdine University Malibu Doctorate & First Professional 7,582
University of California-San Diego La Jolla Doctorate & First Professional 27,020
University of Southern California Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 33,408

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Producers And Directors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Producers And Directors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Producers And Directors relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Fresno 170 $66700 0.65
Oxnard 160 $56390 0.7
Thousand Oaks 160 $56390 0.7
Ventura 160 $56390 0.7
Riverside 180 $75680 0.18
San Bernardino 180 $75680 0.18
Ontario 180 $75680 0.18
Sacramento 340 $55940 0.52
Roseville 340 $55940 0.52
Arden 340 $55940 0.52
Arcade 340 $55940 0.52
Salinas 60 $38750 0.46
San Diego 610 $63290 0.59
Carlsbad 610 $63290 0.59
Los Angeles 20130 $95300 4.71
Long Beach 20130 $95300 4.71
Anaheim 20130 $95300 4.71
Santa Cruz 30 $66270 0.51
Watsonville 30 $66270 0.51
Santa Maria 480 $73860 3.47
Santa Barbara 480 $73860 3.47
Santa Rosa 40 $64600 0.31
San Francisco 0 $79140 0
Oakland 0 $79140 0
Hayward 0 $79140 0
San Jose 230 $89030 0.3
Sunnyvale 230 $89030 0.3
Santa Clara 230 $89030 0.3
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