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Fine & Studio Arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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Fine & Studio Arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design

If you plan to study fine and studio 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 approximately 796 students attend the school each year. Of the 154 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2019, 23 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.

MCAD Fine & Studio Arts Degrees Available

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

MCAD Fine & Studio Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks Fine Arts programs across the country. The following shows how MCAD performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The Fine Arts major at MCAD 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
Most Focused Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools 18
Most Focused Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 32
Most Focused Fine & Studio Arts Schools 47
Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools 96
Best Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools 114
Best Value Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools 186
Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 226
Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools 241
Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Schools 290
Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 317
Best Value Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 375
Best Value Fine & Studio Arts Schools 411

In 2019, 11 students received their master’s degree in Fine Arts from MCAD. This makes it the #96 most popular school for Fine Arts master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of MCAD Fine Arts Graduates

The median salary of Fine Arts students who receive their bachelor's degree at MCAD is $20,900. This is less than $22,700, which is the national average of all Fine Arts majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.

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Fine Arts Student Demographics at MCAD

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

MCAD Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Program

65% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 23 Fine Arts students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from MCAD, about 35% were men and 65% were women. The typical Fine Arts bachelor's degree program is made up of only 29% men. So male students are more repesented at MCAD since its program graduates 5% more men than average.

MCAD Gender Breakdown of Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 70% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in Fine 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 Fine Arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fine & Studio Arts Majors at Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 16
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

MCAD Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Program

91% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 9% of Fine Arts master's degrees went to men and 91% went to women.

MCAD Gender Breakdown of Fine & Studio 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 Fine Arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fine & Studio Arts Majors at Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

MCAD also has a doctoral program available in Fine Arts. In 2019, 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 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
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2,030 $78,950
Art Directors 960 $95,300
Photographers 770 $54,150
Multimedia Artists and Animators 300 $61,550

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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