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Fine & Studio Arts Schools in California

6,630 students earned Fine Arts degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Fine & Studio Arts is the 24th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Fine & Studio Arts Majors in California

Fine Arts majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,853
Associate’s Degree 1,917
Master’s Degree 452
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 352
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 36
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 36
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 36
Post-Master’s Certificate 13
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 13
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7

Gender Distribution

In California, a Fine Arts major is more popular with women than with men.

Fine & Studio Arts Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of Fine Arts majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 16.3%
  • Black or African American: 2.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 31.6%
  • White: 31.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.7%
  • Other Races: 11.3%
Fine & Studio Arts Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Fine & Studio Arts Grads in California

There are 156,990 people in the state and 1,344,090 people in the nation working in Fine Arts jobs.

Fine & Studio Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Fine & Studio Arts Jobs in California

In this state, Fine Arts grads earn an average of $70,260. Nationwide, they make an average of $58,370.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 184 colleges in California that offer Fine Arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

417 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
37,466 Total Students

In their early career, CSULB grads earn an average salary of $36,500. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,982. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

367 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,280 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $8,234. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1.

353 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
35,400 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $42,200 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 74% of students receive it.

288 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
40,212 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.70%.

256 Degrees in Major Awarded
197 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,500 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 84% get financial aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $26,277.

200 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
35,303 Total Students

28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,287. The student loan default rate is 2.90% which is lower than average.

156 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,537 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $14,171. Of all the students who attend this school, 64% get financial aid.

145 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
19,700 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.70%.

#9

Academy of Art University

San Francisco
140 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
10,616 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 63% of students receive it. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $32,131. It takes the average student 5.10 years to graduate.

137 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
28,036 Total Students

94% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $4,175. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1.

Fine & Studio Arts Careers in CA

Some of the careers Fine Arts majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Curators 18% $60,640
Museum Technicians and Conservators 18% $45,370
Fine Artists 15% $65,190
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 15% $100,050
Multimedia Artists and Animators 10% $84,740
Artists 8% $60,490
High School Teachers 7% $82,670
Art Directors 7% $118,660
Photographers -4% $46,790
Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers -4% $38,110

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to Fine Arts.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Design & Applied Arts 4,680
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4,428
Music 3,615
Drama & Theater Arts 3,415
General Visual & Performing Arts 1,285
Dance 490
Arts & Media Management 290
Other Visual Art 101

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