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Visual & Performing Arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design

If you plan to study visual and performing arts, take a look at what Minneapolis College of Art and Design has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

MCAD is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has a total student population of 796. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 107 students received a bachelor's degree in visual and performing arts from MCAD.

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.

MCAD Visual & Performing Arts Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at MCAD

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

MCAD does offer online education options in visual and performing arts for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

MCAD Visual & Performing Arts Rankings

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

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 MCAD 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.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Visual & Performing Arts Graduate Certificate Schools 13
Most Focused Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools 29
Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Graduate Certificate Schools 37
Most Focused Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 43
Best Visual & Performing Arts Graduate Certificate Schools 52
Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Graduate Certificate Schools 81
Most Focused Visual & Performing Arts Schools 88
Best Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools 96
Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools 131
Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 160
Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools 160
Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools 186
Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 230
Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Schools 243
Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 246
Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Schools 302

In 2019, 36 students received their master’s degree in visual and performing arts from MCAD. This makes it the #131 most popular school for visual and performing arts master’s degree candidates in the country.

Visual & Performing Arts Student Demographics at MCAD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the visual and performing arts majors at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

MCAD Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Program

71% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 107 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in visual and performing arts from MCAD. About 29% were men and 71% were women.

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

About 69% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in visual and performing arts at MCAD 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 Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a bachelor's in visual and performing arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Visual & Performing Arts Majors at Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 74
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

MCAD Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Program

83% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 17% of visual and performing arts master's degrees went to men and 83% went to women.

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

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a master's in visual and performing arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Visual & Performing Arts Majors at Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 16
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

MCAD also has a doctoral program available in visual and performing arts. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Visual & Performing Arts

If you plan to be a visual and performing arts major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Design & Applied Arts 80
Fine & Studio Arts 34
General Visual & Performing Arts 18
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 18

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 MN, the home state for Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Occupation Jobs in MN Average Salary in MN
High School Teachers 20,940 $64,610
Managers 9,350 $128,590
Graphic Designers 6,190 $53,500
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2,030 $78,950
Interior Designers 1,550 $61,220

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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