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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at University at Buffalo

Every film, video and photographic arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the film program at University at Buffalo stacks up to those at other schools.

University at Buffalo is located in Buffalo, New York and has a total student population of 32,347. In the 2019-2020 academic year, 78 students received a bachelor's degree in film from University at Buffalo.

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.

University at Buffalo Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film
  • Doctorate Degree in Film

University at Buffalo Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the film progam at University at Buffalo compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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 University at Buffalo 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 Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 35
Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 49
Most Focused Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools 258

In 2020, 3 students received their master’s degree in film from University at Buffalo. This makes it the #60 most popular school for film master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in film, making the school the #8 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of University at Buffalo Film Graduates

The median salary of film students who receive their bachelor's degree at University at Buffalo is $27,474. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 23% higher than the national average of $22,250 for all film bachelor's degree recipients.


Film Student Demographics at University at Buffalo

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the film majors at University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program

35% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 78 film students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2019-2020 from University at Buffalo, about 65% were men and 35% were women.


About 54% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in film at University at Buffalo are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 42
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

University at Buffalo also has a doctoral program available in film. In 2020, 1 students 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 University at Buffalo.

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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