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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Associate's Degree Schools

29 Colleges
$17,300 Avg Salary
$11,893 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 40,751 people earned a degree or certificate in fine and studio arts, making the major the #31 most popular in the United States.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Fine & Studio Arts Associate's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 29 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for Fine Arts majors pursuing a associate's degree.

Top 10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Associate's Degree Schools

Our analysis found Fashion Institute of Technology to be the best school for fine and studio arts students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Located in the city of New York, FIT SUNY is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from FIT SUNY take out $13,396 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $125, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of New York, BMCC is a public college with a very large student population.

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#3

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Century College is a great place for fine and studio arts students working on their associate’s degree. Century College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Austin Community College District is a great place for fine and studio arts students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large city of Austin, Austin Community College District is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at Austin Community College District take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $10,382.

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#5

Pratt Institute - Main

Brooklyn, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Pratt Institute - Main. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Brooklyn, Pratt Institute is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#6

Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

Full Sail University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree fine and studio arts programs. Located in the large suburb of Winter Park, Full Sail University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Fine & Studio Arts Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

While working on their Associate's Degree, Fine Arts majors at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles accumulate an average of around $15,294 in student debt.

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CUNY Queensborough Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Bayside, QCC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Monroe Community College

Rochester, NY

Monroe Community College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree fine and studio arts programs. Monroe Community College is a large public school located in the large suburb of Rochester.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at Monroe Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $14,436.

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Northern Michigan University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for fine and studio arts students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Northern Michigan University is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Marquette.

After completing their Associate's Degree, Fine Arts graduates from Northern Michigan University carry an average student debtload of $16,723.

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Fine & Studio Arts by Region

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One of 9 majors within the area of study, fine and studio arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Fine Arts

Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jorge Royan.

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