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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at SUNY New Paltz

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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at SUNY New Paltz

If you are interested in studying film, video and photographic arts, you may want to check out the program at SUNY New Paltz. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

SUNY New Paltz is located in New Paltz, New York and approximately 7,489 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,919 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz in 2021, 9 of them were film, video and photographic arts majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Film, Video & Photographic Arts section at the bottom of this page.

SUNY New Paltz Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film

SUNY New Paltz Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks film programs across the country. The following shows how SUNY New Paltz performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The film major at SUNY New Paltz is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Film, Video & Photographic Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools 82
Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 88
Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 232

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in film from SUNY New Paltz. This is the #82 most popular school for film master’s degree candidates in the country.

Film Student Demographics at SUNY New Paltz

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the film majors at SUNY New Paltz.

SUNY New Paltz Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program

56% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 9 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Film, Video & Photographic Arts from SUNY New Paltz in 2020-2021, 44% were men and 56% were women.


About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in film at SUNY New Paltz are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 7% more racial-ethnic minorities in its film bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a bachelor's in film.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 5
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

SUNY New Paltz also has a doctoral program available in film. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Film Grads May Go Into

A degree in film can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for SUNY New Paltz.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Producers and Directors 26,110 $115,610
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11,530 $99,870
Film and Video Editors 4,590 $92,170
Photographers 4,090 $53,150
Communications Professors 3,080 $90,470


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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