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Fine & Studio Arts at University of Iowa

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Fine & Studio Arts at University of Iowa

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

Iowa is located in Iowa City, Iowa and has a total student population of 30,318. Of the 5,998 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Iowa in 2021, 123 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.

Iowa Fine & Studio Arts Degrees Available

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

Iowa Fine & Studio Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks Fine Arts programs across the country. The following shows how Iowa 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 Fine Arts major at Iowa 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 368

In 2021, 33 students received their master’s degree in Fine Arts from Iowa. This makes it the #17 most popular school for Fine Arts master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 1 student who received their doctoral degrees in Fine Arts, making the school the #38 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Fine Arts Graduates from Iowa Make?

The median salary of Fine Arts students who receive their bachelor's degree at Iowa is $30,057. This is 24% higher than $24,186, which is the national average for all Fine Arts bachelor's degree recipients.


Fine Arts Student Demographics at Iowa

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

Iowa Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Program

66% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 34% of Fine Arts bachelor's degrees went to men and 66% went to women. The typical Fine Arts bachelor's degree program is made up of only 28% men. So male students are more repesented at Iowa since its program graduates 6% more men than average.


About 68% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at Iowa 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 University of Iowa with a bachelor's in Fine Arts.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 84
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Iowa Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Program

45% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 33 Fine Arts majors earned their master's degree from Iowa. Of these graduates, 55% were men and 45% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 28% men graduate in Fine Arts each year. Iowa does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 27% more men than average.


Of the students who received a Fine Arts master's degree from Iowa, 61% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 20
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Iowa also has a doctoral program available in Fine Arts. In 2021, 1 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 IA, the home state for University of Iowa.

Occupation Jobs in IA Average Salary in IA
High School Teachers 13,010 $56,510
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,110 $80,700
Photographers 510 $30,180
Art Directors 220 $75,110
Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers 170 $44,390


*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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