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General Visual & Performing Arts at Boston University

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General Visual & Performing Arts at Boston University

What traits are you looking for in a visual arts school? To help you decide if Boston University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's visual arts program.

Boston U is located in Boston, Massachusetts and approximately 33,720 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 students received a bachelor's degree in visual arts from Boston U.

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.

Boston U General Visual & Performing Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts

Boston U General Visual & Performing Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the visual arts progam at Boston U compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The visual arts major at Boston U 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
Best General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 13

Visual Arts Student Demographics at Boston U

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

Boston U General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Program

50% Women
The visual arts program at Boston U awarded 2 bachelor's degrees in 2018-2019. About 50% of these degrees went to men with the other 50% going to women.

Boston U 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 Boston University with a bachelor's in visual arts.

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

Boston U 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 MA, the home state for Boston University.

Occupation Jobs in MA Average Salary in MA
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 6,190 $99,540
Graphic Designers 5,680 $64,010
Art Directors 1,310 $97,810
Photographers 1,220 $65,090
Multimedia Artists and Animators 610 $71,210


*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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