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Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Virginia

In 2018-2019, 735 students earned their Fine Arts degrees in VA.

In terms of popularity, Fine & Studio Arts is the 50th most popular major in the state out of a total 292 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Fine & Studio Arts Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 672
Master’s Degree 45
Associate’s Degree 11
Post-Master’s Certificate 6
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 6
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

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

Fine & Studio Arts Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.9%
  • Black or African American: 13.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.3%
  • White: 62.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.1%
  • Other Races: 7.8%
Fine & Studio Arts Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Fine & Studio Arts Grads in Virginia

33,680 people in the state and 1,344,090 in the nation are employed in jobs related to Fine Arts.

Fine & Studio Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Fine & Studio Arts Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a Fine Arts grad in the state is $59,950, compared to a typical salary of $58,370 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 35 colleges in Virginia that offer Fine Arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

118 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at VCU. 81% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $34,400 after graduation.

#2

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
110 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,751 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 63% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $21,281.

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,639 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,281.

65 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
24,176 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.61 years to graduate. The 6.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, Old Dominion grads earn an average salary of $35,500.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
9,335 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,400 a year. 86% of students get financical aid.

#6

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg
52 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
34,683 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $20,964. Of all the students who attend this school, 67% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
8,817 Total Students

80% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $43,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
4,727 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.70%. 66% of the teachers are full time.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
307 Total Students

The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at Ai Virginia Beach. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,900 after earning their degree at this institution. 52% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 76% of students receive it.

Fine & Studio Arts Careers in VA

Some of the careers Fine Arts majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Photographers 14% $32,820
Curators 13% $60,920
Art Directors 13% $79,420
Museum Technicians and Conservators 12% $42,250
High School Teachers 12% $63,990
Archivists 9% $53,290
Multimedia Artists and Animators 8% $63,570
Artists 6% $68,020
Fine Artists 5% $59,130

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Design & Applied Arts 892
Music 626
Drama & Theater Arts 443
General Visual & Performing Arts 260
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 256
Other Visual Art 134
Dance 95
Arts & Media Management 73

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