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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Minnesota

9 Colleges
$22,667 Avg Salary
$19,015 Avg Student Debt

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

With 210 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, film, video and photographic arts is the #89 most popular major in Minnesota.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. 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 Minnesota to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 9 schools in Minnesota to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Minnesota

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

Top Minnesota Schools in Film

Our analysis found University of Minnesota - Twin Cities to be the best school for film, video and photographic arts students who want to pursue a degree in Minnesota. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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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Out of the 9 schools in Minnesota that were part of this year’s ranking, Minnesota State University - Mankato landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the city of Mankato, Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public school with a large student population.

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#3

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Carleton College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Minnesota list. Located in the distant town of Northfield, Carleton is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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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Out of the 9 schools in Minnesota that were part of this year’s ranking, Minnesota State University - Moorhead landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Moorhead, Minnesota State University - Moorhead is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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

Out of the 9 schools in Minnesota that were part of this year’s ranking, Saint Cloud State University landed the # 5 spot on the list. St. Cloud State University is a large public school located in the city of Saint Cloud.

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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Minneapolis College of Art and Design ranked #6 on this year’s Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Minnesota list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, MCAD is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

On average, film graduates from MCAD take out $26,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

With a ranking of #7, Century College did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Century College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake.

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Dakota County Technical College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Minnesota ranking. Located in the rural area of Rosemount, DCTC is a public school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #9, Minneapolis Community and Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for film, video and photographic arts students. Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Minneapolis.

After completing their degree, film graduates from Minneapolis Community and Technical College carry an average student debtload of $10,959. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $114, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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

Explore all the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

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

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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