Visual & Performing Arts at Emerson College
Emerson is located in Boston, Massachusetts and approximately 5,115 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 477 students received a bachelor's degree in visual and performing arts from Emerson.
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.
Emerson Visual & Performing Arts Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Visual & Performing Arts
- Master’s Degree in Visual & Performing Arts
Emerson Visual & Performing Arts Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the visual and performing arts progam at Emerson 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 and performing arts major at Emerson 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 Popular Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools||22|
|Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Schools||43|
|Most Focused Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools||69|
|Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools||85|
|Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools||92|
|Most Focused Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools||100|
|Best Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools||111|
|Most Focused Visual & Performing Arts Schools||121|
|Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools||175|
|Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools||393|
In 2021, 25 students received their master’s degree in visual and performing arts from Emerson. This makes it the #176 most popular school for visual and performing arts master’s degree candidates in the country.
Visual & Performing Arts Student Demographics at Emerson
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the visual and performing arts majors at Emerson College.
Emerson Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's in visual and performing arts.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||18|
|Hispanic or Latino||60|
Emerson Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Program
In the visual and performing arts master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 48% of degree recipients. That is 12% better than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Emerson College with a master's in visual and performing arts.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||6|
|Hispanic or Latino||5|
Emerson 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
The following visual and performing arts concentations are available at Emerson College. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Emerson College. A concentration may not be available for your level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||356|
|Drama & Theater Arts||143|
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 MA, the home state for Emerson College.
|Occupation||Jobs in MA||Average Salary in MA|
|High School Teachers||26,420||$80,020|
|Art, Drama, and Music Professors||6,190||$99,540|
|Producers and Directors||3,250||$70,480|
*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 McDonald & Gill under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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