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General Visual & Performing Arts at Carnegie Mellon University

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General Visual & Performing Arts at Carnegie Mellon University

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

Carnegie Mellon is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and approximately 14,180 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 2 visual arts majors received their bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon.

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.

Carnegie Mellon General Visual & Performing Arts Degrees Available

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

Carnegie Mellon General Visual & Performing Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks visual arts programs across the country. The following shows how Carnegie Mellon performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The visual arts major at Carnegie Mellon 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 Value General Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools 12

In 2019, 3 students received their master’s degree in visual arts from Carnegie Mellon. This makes it the #21 most popular school for visual arts master’s degree candidates in the country.

Visual Arts Student Demographics at Carnegie Mellon

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

Carnegie Mellon General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Program

50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 2 students who earned a bachelor's degree in General Visual & Performing Arts from Carnegie Mellon in 2018-2019, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Carnegie Mellon Gender Breakdown of General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 7% more racial-ethnic minorities in its visual arts bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Visual & Performing Arts Majors at Carnegie Mellon University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Carnegie Mellon General Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Program

Of the 3 visual arts students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from Carnegie Mellon, about 100% were men and 0% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 42% men graduate in visual arts each year. Carnegie Mellon does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 58% more men than average.

Carnegie Mellon 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 Carnegie Mellon University with a master's in visual arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Visual & Performing Arts Majors at Carnegie Mellon University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Carnegie Mellon 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 PA, the home state for Carnegie Mellon University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Graphic Designers 8,710 $53,050
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 5,050 $80,740
Photographers 1,740 $34,790
Art Directors 1,110 $98,410
Multimedia Artists and Animators 470 $68,580

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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