Film, Video & Photographic Arts

2022 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Ohio

21 Colleges in Ohio
292 Film Degrees Awarded
$21,833 Avg Early-Career Salary
Film, Video & Photographic Arts is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #64 most popular degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual looked at 21 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Ohio ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 292 degrees in film, video and photographic arts during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Film, Video & Photographic Arts School

Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Ohio The film program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Film, Video & Photographic Arts rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for film, video and photographic arts schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Film, Video & Photographic Arts Rankings by Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Schools in Ohio ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Film, Video & Photographic Arts in Ohio

The schools below may not offer all types of film degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

10 Top Ohio Schools in Film

#1

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In OH

Oberlin College is a good option for students pursuing a degree in film, video and photographic arts. Oberlin is a small private not-for-profit college located in the town of Oberlin. A Best Schools rank of #161 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Oberlin is a great college overall.

There were about 24 film, video and photographic arts students who graduated with this degree at Oberlin in the most recent data year.

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#2

Denison University

Granville, OH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In OH

Denison University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in film, video and photographic arts. Located in the suburb of Granville, Denison is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #108 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Denison is a great university overall.

There were roughly 13 film, video and photographic arts students who graduated with this degree at Denison in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
17th Most Popular In OH

University of Dayton is a great decision for students pursuing a degree in film, video and photographic arts. Located in the midsize city of Dayton, UDayton is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #232 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UDayton is a great university overall.

There were about 4 film, video and photographic arts students who graduated with this degree at UDayton in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
14th Most Popular In OH

Miami University - Oxford is a wonderful decision for students interested in a degree in film, video and photographic arts. Located in the town of Oxford, Miami University - Oxford is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #301 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Miami University - Oxford is a great university overall.

There were approximately 5 film, video and photographic arts students who graduated with this degree at Miami University - Oxford in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in film, video and photographic arts from Miami University - Oxford

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
$21,500 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #186 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Ohio State is a great university overall.

There were about 27 film, video and photographic arts students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the film program make around $21,300 in the first couple years of their career.

More information about a degree in film, video and photographic arts from Ohio State University - Main Campus

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the large city of Cincinnati, UC is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #531 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UC is a great university overall.More information about a degree in film, video and photographic arts from University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

#7

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
17th Most Popular In OH

Located in the large suburb of Delaware, OWU is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #647 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means OWU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 2 film, video and photographic arts students who graduated with this degree at OWU in the most recent year we have data available.

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CCAD is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Columbus.

There were roughly 21 film, video and photographic arts students who graduated with this degree at CCAD in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the film program state that they receive average early career income of $23,300.

More information about a degree in film, video and photographic arts from Columbus College of Art and Design

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In OH

Located in the large suburb of Berea, Baldwin Wallace College is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #592 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Baldwin Wallace College is a great university overall.

There were roughly 9 film, video and photographic arts students who graduated with this degree at Baldwin Wallace College in the most recent data year.

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#10

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In OH

Located in the distant town of Gambier, Kenyon is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #174 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Kenyon is a great college overall.

There were roughly 8 film, video and photographic arts students who graduated with this degree at Kenyon in the most recent data year.

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Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 305 482
Illinois 299 680
Indiana 283 78
Wisconsin 267 107

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One of 10 majors within the Visual & Performing Arts area of study, Film, Video & Photographic Arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Film Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Film/Cinema/Media Studies 160
Film & Video Production 87
Photography 44
Other Film/Video & Photographic Arts 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 1,416
Music 1,157
Fine & Studio Arts 803
Drama & Theater Arts 527
Arts & Media Management 140
Dance 94
General Visual & Performing Arts 93
Other Visual Art 14
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 13

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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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