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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in South Carolina

10 Colleges
$21,200 Avg Salary
$25,087 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 386 degrees and certificates were awarded to fine and studio arts students who went to a South Carolina college or university. This makes it the #38 most popular major in the state.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in South Carolina ranking. This report analyzed 10 schools in South Carolina to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in South Carolina

The colleges and universities below are the best for Fine Arts majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools

#1

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Our analysis found Clemson University to be the best school for fine and studio arts students who want to pursue a degree in South Carolina. Located in the suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Clemson accumulate an average of around $22,160 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $230.

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#2

Furman University

Greenville, SC

Out of the 10 schools in South Carolina that were part of this year’s ranking, Furman University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Greenville, Furman is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of South Carolina - Columbia is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Carolina is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.

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Out of the 10 schools in South Carolina that were part of this year’s ranking, Anderson University South Carolina landed the # 4 spot on the list. Anderson University South Carolina is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Anderson.

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#5

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend College of Charleston. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in South Carolina list. C of C is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Charleston.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from C of C take out $21,750 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $226.

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#6

Lander University

Greenwood, SC

With a ranking of #6, Lander University did quite well on this year’s best schools for fine and studio arts students. Lander University is a small public school located in the distant town of Greenwood.

After completing their degree, Fine Arts graduates from Lander University carry an average student debtload of $30,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $311, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of South Carolina - Upstate landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. USCU is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Spartanburg.

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Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

Winthrop University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in South Carolina list. Located in the small city of Rock Hill, Winthrop is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Coastal Carolina University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for fine and studio arts students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the city of Conway, Coastal Carolina University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of South Carolina - Aiken landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Located in the large suburb of Aiken, USCA is a public college with a small student population.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 924
Florida 1,437
Virginia 735
North Carolina 755
Tennessee 411
Kentucky 444
Louisiana 333
Alabama 402
Arkansas 197
Mississippi 140
West Virginia 148

Fine & Studio Arts is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

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 10 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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