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Fine & Studio Arts at University of California - Santa Barbara

If you plan to study fine and studio arts, take a look at what University of California - Santa Barbara has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 99 Fine Arts majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.

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.

UCSB Fine & Studio Arts Degrees Available

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

UCSB Fine & Studio Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the Fine Arts progam at UCSB 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

Of the schools analyzed in this analysis, the Fine Arts program at UCSB was ranked #24 for overall quality. This puts the program in the top 10% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #5 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts 24
Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 43
Highest Paid Fine & Studio Arts Graduates 123
Best Value Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts 145
Most Focused Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts 534

In 2019, 8 students received their master’s degree in Fine Arts from UCSB. This makes it the #125 most popular school for Fine Arts master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 6 students who received their doctoral degrees in Fine Arts, making the school the #11 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UCSB Fine Arts Graduates

The median salary of Fine Arts students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $25,000. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 10% higher than the national average of $22,700 for all Fine Arts bachelor's degree recipients.

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Fine Arts Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the Fine Arts majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Program

75% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 99 Fine Arts students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from UCSB, about 25% were men and 75% were women.

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

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 11% more racial-ethnic minorities in its Fine Arts bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in Fine Arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fine & Studio Arts Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 41
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

UCSB Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Program

62% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 students earned a master's degree in Fine Arts from UCSB. About 62% of these graduates were women and the other 38% were men. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 29% men graduate in Fine Arts each year. UCSB does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 8% more men than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Fine & Studio Arts Master's Degree Grads

In the Fine Arts master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 50% of degree recipients. That is 31% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in Fine Arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fine & Studio Arts Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in Fine Arts. In 2019, 6 students 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
High School Teachers 112,960 $80,510
Multimedia Artists and Animators 10,760 $87,960
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9,710 $115,460
Art Directors 7,620 $127,630
Photographers 6,060 $52,720

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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