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General Visual & Performing Arts at Academy of Art University

If you are interested in studying general visual and performing arts, you may want to check out the program at Academy of Art University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Academy of Art University is located in San Francisco, California and approximately 9,812 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 students received a bachelor's degree in visual arts from Academy of Art University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General Visual & Performing Arts section at the bottom of this page.

Academy of Art University General Visual & Performing Arts Degrees Available

  • Associate’s Degree in Visual Arts
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts
  • Master’s Degree in Visual Arts

Online Classes Are Available at Academy of Art University

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Academy of Art University does offer online courses in visual arts for the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Academy of Art University General Visual & Performing Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the visual arts progam at Academy of Art University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The visual arts major at Academy of Art University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Visual & Performing Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular General Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools 3
Most Popular General Visual & Performing Arts Schools 6
Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools 9
Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools 13
Best General Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools 19
Most Focused General Visual & Performing Arts Schools 25
Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 34
Most Focused General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 54
Most Focused General Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools 54

In 2019, 53 students received their master’s degree in visual arts from Academy of Art University. This makes it the #3 most popular school for visual arts master’s degree candidates in the country.

Visual Arts Student Demographics at Academy of Art University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the visual arts majors at Academy of Art University.

Academy of Art University General Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Program

64% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 36% of visual arts associate's degrees went to men and 64% went to women.

Academy of Art University Gender Breakdown of General Visual & Performing Arts Associate's Degree Grads

Academy of Art University does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in visual arts graduates 2% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Academy of Art University with a associate's in visual arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Visual & Performing Arts Majors at Academy of Art University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 2
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Academy of Art University General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Program

51% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 49% of visual arts bachelor's degrees went to men and 51% went to women. The typical visual arts bachelor's degree program is made up of only 42% men. So male students are more repesented at Academy of Art University since its program graduates 7% more men than average.

Academy of Art University Gender Breakdown of General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Academy of Art University with a bachelor's in visual arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Visual & Performing Arts Majors at Academy of Art University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 9
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

Academy of Art University General Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Program

66% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 students earned a master's degree in visual arts from Academy of Art University. About 66% of these graduates were women and the other 34% were men.

Academy of Art University Gender Breakdown of General Visual & Performing Arts Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Academy of Art University with a master's in visual arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Visual & Performing Arts Majors at Academy of Art University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 8
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Academy of Art University also has a doctoral program available in visual arts. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Visual Arts Grads May Go Into

A degree in visual arts can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for Academy of Art University.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Graphic Designers 29,320 $61,100
Multimedia Artists and Animators 10,760 $87,960
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9,710 $115,460
Art Directors 7,620 $127,630
Photographers 6,060 $52,720

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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