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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region

42 Colleges
$22,973 Avg Salary
$38,643 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts School for You

Film, Video & Photographic Arts is the #72 most popular major in the country with 16,756 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 42 schools in the Far Western US Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges.

Top 10 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools

Our analysis found American Film Institute Conservatory to be the best school for film, video and photographic arts students who want to pursue a degree in the Far Western US Region . Located in the city of Los Angeles, American Film Institute is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

Film majors at American Film Institute take out an average of $148,474 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $1,730.

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#2

Chapman University

Orange, CA

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Chapman University is a great place for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the medium-sized city of Orange, Chapman is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

On average, film graduates from Chapman take out $78,927 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $904.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Southern California is a great place for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, film majors at USC accumulate an average of around $74,860 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $859, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of California - Santa Barbara. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region list. UCSB is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Santa Barbara.

On average, film graduates from UCSB take out $19,250 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $200, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Loyola Marymount University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region list. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

Film majors at Loyola Marymount take out an average of $47,448 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $538.

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University of California - Los Angeles came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. UCLA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Los Angeles.

Film majors at UCLA take out an average of $50,548 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $579, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public school with a very large student population.

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University of California - Davis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. It came in at #8 on the list. UC Davis is a very large public school located in the small suburb of Davis.

The average amount in student loans that film majors at UC Davis take out is $14,558. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $151.

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Seattle Pacific University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. It came in at #9 on the list. SPU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Seattle.

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#10

Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Seattle University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best film, video and photographic arts programs. Located in the large city of Seattle, Seattle U is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges by State

Explore the best film, video and photographic arts colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 4,428
Washington 148
Oregon 169
Nevada 80
Alaska 1

Film, Video & Photographic Arts is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 40,751
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720

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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