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General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 1,285 students earned their Visual Arts degrees in CA.

In terms of popularity, General Visual & Performing Arts is the 102nd most popular major in the state out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Visual & Performing Arts Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 661
Bachelor’s Degree 484
Master’s Degree 100
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 22
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 16
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 16
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

In California, a visual arts major is more popular with women than with men.

General Visual & Performing Arts Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of visual arts majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 13.4%
  • Black or African American: 3.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 31.1%
  • White: 30.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 12.5%
  • Other Races: 9.0%
General Visual & Performing Arts Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Visual & Performing Arts Grads in California

66,420 people in the state and 452,670 in the nation are employed in jobs related to visual arts.

General Visual & Performing Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for General Visual & Performing Arts Jobs in California

Visual Arts grads earn an average of $70,260 in the state and $58,370 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 98 colleges in California that offer visual arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

135 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
37,887 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 85% are considered full time.

#2

Academy of Art University

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

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. This private school has an average net price of $32,131.

#3

Victor Valley College

Victorville
90 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,231 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.20%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $20,400 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

77 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
15,972 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 46% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $37,800 after graduation. The average student takes 4.96 years to complete their degree at CSUSM.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
#6

Golden West College

Huntington Beach
70 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,621 Total Students

A typical student attending Golden West College will pay a net price of $4,475. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 62% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,400 a year.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
1,144 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.22 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,000 after earning their degree at this institution. 7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#8

Citrus College

Glendora
64 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,136 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $3,542.

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,095 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,000 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,451. Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
47,310 Total Students

The average student takes 4.18 years to complete their degree at USC. Graduates earn an average $53,800 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

General Visual & Performing Arts Careers in CA

Some of the careers visual arts majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Fine Artists 15% $65,190
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 15% $100,050
Multimedia Artists and Animators 10% $84,740
Artists 8% $60,490
Graphic Designers 7% $56,810
Art Directors 7% $118,660
Photographers -4% $46,790

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to visual arts.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Fine & Studio Arts 6,630
Design & Applied Arts 4,680
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4,428
Music 3,615
Drama & Theater Arts 3,415
Dance 490
Arts & Media Management 290
Other Visual Art 101

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