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

21 Colleges
$22,682 Avg Salary
$24,539 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.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. 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.

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 the Plains States Region ranking. This report analyzed 21 schools in the Plains States Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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

The following schools top our list of the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges.

Top 10 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools

Our 2021 rankings named University of Minnesota - Twin Cities the best school in the Plains States Region for film, video and photographic arts students. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

On average, film graduates from UMN Twin Cities take out $19,500 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $202.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Missouri - Columbia. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Plains States Region list. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a very large student population.

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#3

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Lindenwood University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Plains States Region list. Located in the small city of Saint Charles, Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Out of the 21 schools in the Plains States Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Nebraska - Lincoln landed the # 4 spot on the list. UNL is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lincoln.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Minnesota State University - Mankato. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Plains States Region list. Minnesota State University - Mankato is a large public school located in the small city of Mankato.

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University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best film, video and photographic arts programs. KU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Lawrence.

The average amount in student loans that film majors at KU take out is $24,481. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $254.

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#7

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best film, video and photographic arts programs. Iowa is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Iowa City.

While working on their degree, film majors at Iowa accumulate an average of around $23,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Carleton College

Northfield, MN

With a ranking of #8, Carleton College did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Carleton is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Northfield.

After completing their degree, film graduates from Carleton carry an average student debtload of $16,800. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $174, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Minnesota State University - Moorhead 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. Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Moorhead.

After completing their degree, film graduates from Minnesota State University - Moorhead carry an average student debtload of $22,760. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $236, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

With a ranking of #10, Saint Cloud State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Located in the small city of Saint Cloud, St. Cloud State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, film graduates from St. Cloud State University take out $26,130 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $271, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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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 Plains States region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 128
Minnesota 210
Kansas 75
Iowa 86
Nebraska 30
North Dakota 4
South Dakota 6

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 21 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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