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

35 Colleges
$20,659 Avg Salary
$28,774 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.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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.

The Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Southeast Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 35 schools in the Southeast 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 Southeast Region

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

Top 10 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools

#1

Valencia College

Orlando, FL

Our 2021 rankings named Valencia College the best school in the Southeast Region for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the city of Orlando, Valencia College is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, film majors at Valencia College accumulate an average of around $12,000 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $125.

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#2

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Out of the 35 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Clemson University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Clemson.

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#3

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Florida State University is a great place for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, film majors at Florida State accumulate an average of around $41,918 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 $474.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Southeast Region list. UNCSA is a small public school located in the city of Winston-Salem.

Film majors at UNCSA take out an average of $27,000 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#5

Belmont University

Nashville, TN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Belmont University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Southeast Region list. Belmont is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Nashville.

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#6

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Florida Institute of Recording Sound and Technology landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best film, video and photographic arts programs. Located in the large city of Orlando, F.I.R.S.T. Institute is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Savannah College of Art and Design landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best film, video and photographic arts programs. SCAD is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Savannah.

After completing their degree, film graduates from SCAD carry an average student debtload of $54,618. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $620, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

John Brown University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Southeast Region list. JBU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Siloam Springs.

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With a ranking of #10, University of North Carolina at Wilmington did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the midsize city of Wilmington, UNCW is a public college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, film majors at UNCW accumulate an average of around $22,469 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $233.

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Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges by State

Explore the best film, video and photographic arts schools for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 768
Florida 1,500
Virginia 256
North Carolina 255
Tennessee 236
South Carolina 115
Kentucky 35
Louisiana 50
Arkansas 82
Mississippi 4
West Virginia 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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