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General Visual & Performing Arts at George Mason University

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General Visual & Performing Arts at George Mason University

Every general visual and performing arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the visual arts program at George Mason University stacks up to those at other schools.

GMU is located in Fairfax, Virginia and approximately 37,863 students attend the school each year. Of the 5,866 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in 2019, 76 of them were general visual and performing arts majors.

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.

GMU General Visual & Performing Arts Degrees Available

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

GMU General Visual & Performing Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the visual arts progam at GMU 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 GMU 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 15

In 2019, 4 students received their master’s degree in visual arts from GMU. This makes it the #15 most popular school for visual arts master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Visual Arts Graduates from GMU Make?

The median salary of visual arts students who receive their bachelor's degree at GMU is $31,100. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 18% higher than the national average of $26,400 for all visual arts bachelor's degree recipients.

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Visual Arts Student Demographics at GMU

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

GMU General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Program

66% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 76 students who earned a bachelor's degree in General Visual & Performing Arts from GMU in 2018-2019, 34% were men and 66% were women.

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

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% 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 George Mason University with a bachelor's in visual arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Visual & Performing Arts Majors at George Mason University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 16
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 30
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

GMU General Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Program

50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 4 students who graduated with a master’s in visual arts from GMU in 2019, 50% were men and 50% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 42% men graduate in visual arts each year. GMU does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 8% more men than average.

GMU Gender Breakdown of General Visual & Performing Arts Master's Degree Grads

In the visual arts master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 50% of degree recipients. That is 7% better than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Visual & Performing Arts Majors at George Mason University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 2
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

GMU 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 VA, the home state for George Mason University.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Graphic Designers 5,000 $60,540
Photographers 860 $37,420
Art Directors 510 $91,770
Multimedia Artists and Animators 480 $65,430

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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