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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

57 Colleges
$23,258 Avg Salary
$33,417 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. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 57 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

Top 10 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools

#1

American University

Washington, DC

Our 2021 rankings named American University the best school in the Middle Atlantic Region for film, video and photographic arts students. The American University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

After completing their degree, film graduates from The American University carry an average student debtload of $43,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $486, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Vassar College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Vassar is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Poughkeepsie.

On average, film graduates from Vassar take out $19,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $197.

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#3

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

The excellent programs at Ithaca College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best film, video and photographic arts schools in the Middle Atlantic Region . Located in the small suburb of Ithaca, Ithaca is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their degree, film majors at Ithaca accumulate an average of around $24,500 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $254, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rochester Institute of Technology. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. RIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rochester.

The average amount in student loans that film majors at RIT take out is $27,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 57 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a very large student population.

Film majors at Penn State University Park take out an average of $27,000 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Maryland - College Park did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Film majors at UMCP take out an average of $23,229 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $241, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

New York University

New York, NY

With a ranking of #7, New York University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

After completing their degree, film graduates from NYU carry an average student debtload of $95,030. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $1,094, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

With a ranking of #8, Stevenson University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Stevenson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Stevenson.

The average amount in student loans that film majors at Stevenson take out is $27,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick ranked #9 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Rutgers University - Newark landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best film, video and photographic arts programs. Located in the large city of Newark, Rutgers Newark is a public college with a fairly large 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 Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 2,073
Pennsylvania 622
Maryland 136
New Jersey 131
District of Columbia 122
Delaware 18

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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