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2022 Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in Pennsylvania

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

14 Colleges
$41,061 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$22,656 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor's Degree School for You

In 2019-2020, 622 degrees and certificates were awarded to film, video and photographic arts students who went to a Pennsylvania college or university. This makes it the #86 most popular major in the state.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Our analysis looked at 14 schools in Pennsylvania to see which bachelor's degree programs offered the best value experiences for film students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Pennsylvania

Check out the film bachelor's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

Top 10 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools

#1

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Our analysis found Temple University to be the best value school for film, video and photographic arts students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Pennsylvania. Temple is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

Temple undergraduate students pay an average of $16,970 in in-state tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that film majors at Temple take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $24,301. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $406.

Full Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Temple University Report

Out of the 14 schools in Pennsylvania that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Pitt undergraduate students pay an average of $19,678 in in-state tuition and fees each year. While working on their Bachelor's Degree, film majors at Pitt accumulate an average of around $21,496 in student debt.

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#3

Lafayette College

Easton, PA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Lafayette College is a great value for film, video and photographic arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. Lafayette is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Easton.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Lafayette are $54,992 per year.

Lafayette did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Pennsylvania list.

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#4

La Roche University

Pittsburgh, PA

Out of the 14 schools in Pennsylvania that were part of this year’s ranking, La Roche University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Pittsburgh, La Roche is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at La Roche are $30,320 per year.

Full Film, Video & Photographic Arts at La Roche University Report

#5

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, PA

Out of the 14 schools in Pennsylvania that were part of this year’s ranking, Messiah University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Mechanicsburg, Messiah is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Messiah are $37,180 a year.

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#6

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

DeSales University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Pennsylvania list. DeSales is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Center Valley.

DeSales undergraduate students pay an average of $39,500 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

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#7

Marywood University

Scranton, PA

Marywood University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in the city of Scranton, Marywood is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Marywood undergraduate students pay an average of $36,928 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

Full Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Marywood University Report

#8

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for film, video and photographic arts students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at UPenn are $60,042 per year.

UPenn also made our Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Pennsylvania list, coming in at #1.

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#9

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

Muhlenberg College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Pennsylvania list. Muhlenberg is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Allentown.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Muhlenberg are $54,600 a year.

Muhlenberg also claimed a spot on our Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Pennsylvania list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Full Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Muhlenberg College Report

#10

Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA

Lycoming College landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value bachelor’s degree film, video and photographic arts programs. Lycoming is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Williamsport.

Lycoming undergraduate students pay an average of $42,714 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

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Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
New York 2,073
Maryland 136
New Jersey 131
District of Columbia 122
Delaware 18

One of 10 majors within the area of study, film, video and photographic arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 39,860
Design & Applied Arts 36,854
Music 27,047
Drama & Theater Arts 18,124
General Visual & Performing Arts 6,359

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 schools only.

  • 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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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