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Fine & Studio Arts at James Madison University

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Fine & Studio Arts at James Madison University

If you are interested in studying fine and studio arts, you may want to check out the program at James Madison University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

JMU is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia and has a total student population of 21,594. Of the 5,002 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in 2021, 132 of them were fine and studio arts majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Fine & Studio Arts section at the bottom of this page.

JMU Fine & Studio Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts

JMU Fine & Studio Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the Fine Arts progam at JMU 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 Fine Arts major at JMU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Fine & Studio 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 Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 64
Most Focused Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 174

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in Fine Arts from JMU. This is the #252 most popular school for Fine Arts master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of JMU Fine Arts Graduates

The median salary of Fine Arts students who receive their bachelor's degree at JMU is $33,065. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 37% higher than the national average of $24,186 for all Fine Arts bachelor's degree recipients.


Fine Arts Student Demographics at JMU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the Fine Arts majors at James Madison University.

JMU Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Program

78% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The Fine Arts program at JMU awarded 132 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 22% of these degrees went to men with the other 78% going to women.


About 70% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at JMU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor's in Fine Arts.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 93
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

JMU also has a doctoral program available in Fine Arts. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Fine Arts Grads May Go Into

A degree in Fine 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 James Madison University.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
High School Teachers 26,830 $68,770
Photographers 860 $37,420
Art Directors 510 $91,770
Multimedia Artists and Animators 480 $65,430


*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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