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2022 Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in New York

39 Colleges
$22,656 Avg Salary
$27,015 Avg Student Debt

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

In 2019-2020, 2,073 degrees and certificates were awarded to film, video and photographic arts students who went to a New York college or university. This makes it the #46 most popular major in the state.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor's Degree Schools in New York to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 39 schools in New York to see which ones were the most popular bachelor's degree programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Film, Video & Photographic Arts program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for film majors pursuing a bachelor's degree.

#1

New York University

New York, NY

Our 2022 rankings named New York University the most popular school in New York for film, video and photographic arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

About 52% of the students majoring in film at the school are women while 48% are male.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, film majors at NYU accumulate an average of around $20,920 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $929.

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#2

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means School of Visual Arts is a great place for film, video and photographic arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. SVA is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

Women make up 54% of the film majors at the school.

Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $1,063.

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Out of the 39 schools in New York that were part of this year’s ranking, Rochester Institute of Technology landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 137 students majoring in film at RIT, 37% are male and 63% are female.

When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $382.

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#4

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Ithaca College. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. Ithaca is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Ithaca.

Women make up 44% of the film majors at the school.

When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $452.

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#5

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Brooklyn College. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. Brooklyn College is a large public school located in the large city of Brooklyn.

Of the 101 students majoring in film at Brooklyn College, 59% are male and 41% are female.

The average amount in student loans that film majors at Brooklyn College take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $18,355.

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#6

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. University at Buffalo is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Buffalo.

About 35% of the students majoring in film at the school are women while 65% are male.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, film majors at University at Buffalo accumulate an average of around $23,432 in student debt.

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#7

The New School

New York, NY

The New School came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York ranking. Located in the large city of New York, New School University is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Women make up 63% of the film majors at the school.

Film majors at New School University take out an average of $29,355 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $612.

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#8

Pratt Institute - Main

Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute - Main ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools in New York list. Pratt Institute is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Brooklyn.

About 52% of the students majoring in film at the school are women while 48% are male.

Film majors at Pratt Institute take out an average of $24,864 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $962, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for film, video and photographic arts students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 63 students majoring in film at Syracuse, 59% are male and 41% are female.

The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $605, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Purchase College

Purchase, NY

With a ranking of #9, Purchase College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for film, video and photographic arts students working on their bachelor’s degree. Purchase College is a small public school located in the large suburb of Purchase.

Of the 63 students majoring in film at Purchase College, 43% are male and 57% are female.

The average amount in student loans that film majors at Purchase College take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $22,794. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $392, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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

Explore all the Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 622
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.

Majors Similar to Film

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 25 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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