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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Pennsylvania

13 Colleges
$21,180 Avg Salary
$25,495 Avg Student Debt

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

Film, Video & Photographic Arts is the #86 most popular major in Pennsylvania with 622 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best 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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. This report analyzed 13 schools in Pennsylvania to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Pennsylvania

Check out the film programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Pennsylvania State University - University Park the best school in Pennsylvania for film, video and photographic arts students. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the city of University Park.

The average amount in student loans that film majors at Penn State University Park take out is $27,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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Out of the 13 schools in Pennsylvania that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that film majors at Pitt take out is $21,250. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $221, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Out of the 13 schools in Pennsylvania that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Pennsylvania landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#4

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Messiah University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Pennsylvania list. Located in the suburb of Mechanicsburg, Messiah is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#5

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Temple University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Pennsylvania list. Temple is a fairly large public school located in the city of Philadelphia.

While working on their degree, film majors at Temple accumulate an average of around $23,000 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $239.

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#6

Marywood University

Scranton, PA

Marywood University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best film, video and photographic arts programs. Located in the small city of Scranton, Marywood is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#7

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Pennsylvania list. Drexel is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

While working on their degree, film majors at Drexel accumulate an average of around $25,025 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $260.

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#8

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

Muhlenberg College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best film, video and photographic arts programs. Muhlenberg is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Allentown.

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#9

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

DeSales 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. DeSales is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Center Valley.

While working on their degree, film majors at DeSales accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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#10

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA

With a ranking of #10, Point Park University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Point Park is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that film majors at Point Park take out is $27,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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

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

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

One of 9 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 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 13 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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