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2022 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in New York

33 Colleges
$22,656 Avg Salary
$27,015 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor's Degree School for You

In 2019-2020, 2,073 degrees and certificates were awarded to film, video and photographic arts students who went to a New York college or university. This makes it the #46 most popular major in the state.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in New York to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 33 schools in New York to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2022 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York

The colleges and universities below are the best for film majors pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Top 10 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools

#1

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Our 2022 rankings named Colgate University the best school in New York for film, video and photographic arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the town of Hamilton, Colgate is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#2

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Hamilton College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best film, video and photographic arts schools in New York. Hamilton is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Clinton.

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#3

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Vassar College. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. Located in the large suburb of Poughkeepsie, Vassar is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#4

Barnard College

New York, NY

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Barnard College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best film, video and photographic arts schools in New York. Barnard is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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#5

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Out of the 33 schools in New York that were part of this year’s ranking, Syracuse University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the midsize city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $605, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rochester Institute of Technology landed the #6 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree film, video and photographic arts programs. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $382.

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#7

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

Ithaca College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. Ithaca is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Ithaca.

When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $452.

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#8

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

With a ranking of #8, Binghamton University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. Binghamton University is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Vestal.

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#9

New York University

New York, NY

New York University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

On average, film graduates from NYU take out $20,920 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $929.

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#10

Wagner College

Staten Island, NY

Wagner College landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree film, video and photographic arts programs. Wagner is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Staten Island.

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Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 622
Maryland 136
New Jersey 131
District of Columbia 122
Delaware 18

One of 10 majors within the area of study, film, video and photographic arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Film

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 39,860
Design & Applied Arts 36,854
Music 27,047
Drama & Theater Arts 18,124
General Visual & Performing Arts 6,359

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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