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General Visual & Performing Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

If you are interested in studying general visual and performing arts, you may want to check out the program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

RPI is located in Troy, New York and approximately 7,528 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 students received a bachelor's degree in visual arts from RPI.

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.

RPI General Visual & Performing Arts Degrees Available

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

RPI General Visual & Performing Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the visual arts progam at RPI 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 visual arts major at RPI 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
Best General Visual & Performing Arts Doctor’s Degree Schools 1
Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Schools 85
Most Popular General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 126
Most Focused General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 146

In 2019, 0 student received their master’s degree in visual arts from RPI. This is the #30 most popular school for visual arts master’s degree candidates in the country.

Visual Arts Student Demographics at RPI

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the visual arts majors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

RPI General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Program

50% Women
Of the 4 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in visual arts from RPI in 2019, 50% were men and 50% were women. The typical visual arts bachelor's degree program is made up of only 42% men. So male students are more repesented at RPI since its program graduates 8% more men than average.

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

About 75% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in visual arts at RPI 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 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor's in visual arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Visual & Performing Arts Majors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

RPI also has a doctoral program available in visual arts. In 2019, 3 students 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 NY, the home state for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Graphic Designers 21,350 $64,840
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11,530 $99,870
Art Directors 8,320 $124,710
Photographers 4,090 $53,150
Multimedia Artists and Animators 2,060 $86,490


*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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