Visual & Performing Arts at Columbia College Chicago
Columbia is located in Chicago, Illinois and approximately 6,769 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 837 visual and performing arts majors received their bachelor's degree from Columbia.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Visual & Performing Arts section at the bottom of this page.
Columbia Visual & Performing Arts Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Visual & Performing Arts
- Master’s Degree in Visual & Performing Arts
Columbia Visual & Performing Arts Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the visual and performing arts progam at Columbia 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 and performing arts major at Columbia is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for 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.
|Most Focused Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools||33|
|Most Focused Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools||70|
|Most Focused Visual & Performing Arts Schools||86|
|Best Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools||296|
|Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools||333|
In 2021, 42 students received their master’s degree in visual and performing arts from Columbia. This makes it the #104 most popular school for visual and performing arts master’s degree candidates in the country.
Visual & Performing Arts Student Demographics at Columbia
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the visual and performing arts majors at Columbia College Chicago.
Columbia Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Program
About 54% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in visual and performing arts at Columbia are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% more racial-ethnic minorities in its visual and performing arts bachelor's program than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor's in visual and performing arts.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||104|
|Hispanic or Latino||131|
Columbia Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a master's in visual and performing arts.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||5|
|Hispanic or Latino||2|
Columbia also has a doctoral program available in visual and performing arts. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Concentrations Within Visual & Performing Arts
Visual & Performing Arts majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Columbia College Chicago. A concentration may not be available for your level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|Design & Applied Arts||271|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||234|
|Drama & Theater Arts||155|
|Arts & Media Management||102|
|Fine & Studio Arts||32|
Careers That Visual & Performing Arts Grads May Go Into
A degree in visual and performing 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 IL, the home state for Columbia College Chicago.
|Occupation||Jobs in IL||Average Salary in IL|
|High School Teachers||43,720||$72,370|
|Art, Drama, and Music Professors||3,940||$68,360|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Beyond My Ken under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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