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Film, Video & Photographic Arts at University of Pennsylvania

If you plan to study film, video and photographic arts, take a look at what University of Pennsylvania has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 26,552. Of the 3,499 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2021, 28 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.

UPenn Film, Video & Photographic Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film

UPenn Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings

The film major at UPenn 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.

Film Student Demographics at UPenn

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

UPenn Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Program

61% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 28 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in film from UPenn. About 39% were men and 61% were women.


About 68% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in film at UPenn 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 of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's in film.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 19
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UPenn 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 PA, the home state for University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 5,050 $80,740
Producers and Directors 2,700 $76,050
Photographers 1,740 $34,790
Communications Professors 1,280 $76,720
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators 870 $46,350


*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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