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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the New England Region

25 Colleges
$23,350 Avg Salary
$24,983 Avg Student Debt

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

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, film, video and photographic arts was ranked #72 in the country. In fact 16,756 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

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 New England Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 25 schools in the New England Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the New England Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for film majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools

Our 2021 rankings named New England School of Photography the best school in the New England Region for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the small city of Waltham, NESOP is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

While working on their degree, film majors at NESOP accumulate an average of around $12,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $125, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Fairfield University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the New England Region list. Located in the large suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

Film majors at Fairfield U take out an average of $25,651 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $266.

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Emerson College

Boston, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Emerson College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the New England Region list. Emerson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

After completing their degree, film graduates from Emerson carry an average student debtload of $21,500. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $223.

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Endicott College

Beverly, MA

Out of the 25 schools in the New England Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Endicott College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Beverly, Endicott is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Massachusetts Amherst is a great place for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Tufts University

Medford, MA

With a ranking of #6, Tufts University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Tufts is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Medford.

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Yale University

New Haven, CT

With a ranking of #7, Yale University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the midsize city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Boston University

Boston, MA

With a ranking of #8, Boston University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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University of Rhode Island 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. Located in the large suburb of Kingston, URI is a public college with a large student population.

After completing their degree, film graduates from URI carry an average student debtload of $24,026. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $249.

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With a ranking of #10, Southern New Hampshire University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester.

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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 New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 869
Connecticut 196
New Hampshire 125
Maine 21
Rhode Island 102
Vermont 101

One of 9 majors within the area of study, film, video and photographic arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

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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