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

27 Colleges
$24,081 Avg Salary
$27,676 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.

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

The Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Southwest Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 27 schools in the Southwest Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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

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 analysis found KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts to be the best school for film, video and photographic arts students who want to pursue a degree in the Southwest Region . Located in the large city of Dallas, KD Conservatory is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Southern Methodist University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Southwest Region list. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#3

University of Houston

Houston, TX

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Houston is a great place for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the large city of Houston, U of H is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#4

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Texas State University is a great place for film, video and photographic arts students. Texas State is a very large public school located in the city of San Marcos.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Arizona State University - Skysong is a great place for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#6

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best film, video and photographic arts programs. Arizona is a very large public school located in the large city of Tucson.

On average, film graduates from Arizona take out $21,500 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $223.

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With a ranking of #7, Oral Roberts University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the city of Tulsa, ORU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#8

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

With a ranking of #8, Texas Christian University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. TCU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Fort Worth.

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Arizona State University - Tempe ranked #9 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Southwest Region list. Located in the medium-sized city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, film graduates from ASU - Tempe take out $21,968 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $228.

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Texas A&M University - Commerce came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Southwest Region ranking. Texas A&M Commerce is a large public school located in the distant town of Commerce.

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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 Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 183
Arizona 431
Oklahoma 188
New Mexico 208

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 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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