The Best Online Film Schools 2021

The Best Online Film Schools 2021
1University of Massachusetts-AmherstAmherst, Massachusetts
2Abilene Christian UniversityAbilene, Texas
3Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix, Arizona
4Southern New Hampshire UniversityManchester, New Hampshire
5Arizona State University-TempeTempe, Arizona
6Full Sail UniversityWinter Park, Florida
7Academy of Art UniversitySan Francisco, California
8Wilmington UniversityNew Castle, Delaware

Successful Student has ranked the Best Online Film Schools in 2021. This ranking is designed for online students to make informed college and degree decisions.

This ranking is made up of accredited universities that offer online bachelor’s degrees in Film, including related degrees, such as Film Studies, Digital Cinematography, Screenwriting, and Digital Media: Film Production.

When choosing which film school to attend and what degree to pursue, online students have many great options.

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This Best Online Film Schools 2021 ranking was created using Successful Student's ranking algorithm. This algorithm uses the following data points to calculate a school's ranking placement:

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The Best Online Film Schools 2021

1.University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers an Online Bachelor of Arts Film And Media Studies degree.

  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Enrollment: 31,350
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 5%
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 77%
  • Retention Rate: 91%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $15,791
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: $14,014
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $90
  • Influence: 192.55

2.Abilene Christian University

Abilene, Texas

Abilene Christian offers the Online Bachelor of Science in Digital Media (Film Production) degree.

  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Enrollment: 5,292
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 2%
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Retention Rate: 79%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $36,250
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: $22,356
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $100
  • Influence: 17.3906

3.Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona

Grand Canyon University offers the Online Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film (Screenwriting; Production) degree.

  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Enrollment: 96,211
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 68%
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Retention Rate: 65%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $16,419
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: $10,175
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $99
  • Influence: 2.5904

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4.Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire offers the Online Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing And English: Screenwriting degree.

  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Enrollment: 113,514
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 93%
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Retention Rate: 65%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $30,756
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: $18,810
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $77
  • Influence: 6.84688

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5.Arizona State University-Tempe

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Tempe, Arizona

Arizona State University offers the online Bachelor of Arts in Film: Film and Media Studies degree.

The BA program in film with a concentration in film and media studies is an innovative program in the study of film, television and digital media.

The program provides students with the analytical, creative and communication skills to interpret and produce media texts, empowering them to be critical scholars, consumers and practitioners of media culture.

6.Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida

Full Sail University offers the online Bachelor of Science in Digital Cinematography degree.

7.Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California

Academy of Art University offers the Online Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing for Film, Television and Digital Media degree.

  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Enrollment: 9,812
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 43%
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 38%
  • Retention Rate: 73%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $23,112
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: $25,992
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $59
  • Influence: 15.202

8.Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware

Wilmington University offers the Online Bachelor of Science in Digital Filmmaking degree.

  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Enrollment: 14,730
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 54%
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 20%
  • Retention Rate: 60%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $11,430
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: $8,784
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $63
  • Influence: 1.67391