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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

9 Colleges
$23,000 Avg Salary
$24,013 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.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

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 Rocky Mountains Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 9 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

Top Rocky Mountains Region Schools in Film

Our analysis found University of Colorado Boulder to be the best school for film, video and photographic arts students who want to pursue a degree in the Rocky Mountains Region . Located in the medium-sized city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, film graduates from CU - Boulder take out $20,500 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $213.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Brigham Young University - Provo. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Provo.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Out of the 9 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Utah landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public college with a very large student population.

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The excellent programs at Community College of Aurora helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best film, video and photographic arts schools in the Rocky Mountains Region . Community College of Aurora is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Aurora.

The average amount in student loans that film majors at Community College of Aurora take out is $15,625. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $162.

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Out of the 9 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region that were part of this year’s ranking, The University of Montana landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the city of Missoula, University of Montana is a public college with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that film majors at University of Montana take out is $25,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, Montana State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the remote town of Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, film graduates from MSU Bozeman take out $25,000 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Weber State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Located in the city of Ogden, WSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Utah Valley University 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. Located in the city of Orem, UVU is a public college with a very large student population.

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Boise State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. Boise State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Boise.

While working on their degree, film majors at Boise State accumulate an average of around $29,340 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $304.

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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 Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 225
Utah 231
Idaho 15
Montana 99
Wyoming 7

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

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 9 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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