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Doctor’s Degrees in General Visual & Performing Arts

14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in visual arts. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 21% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 7.1% of visual arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Visual Arts Majors

In 2018-2019, 14 doctor's degrees were awarded to visual arts majors. This earns it the #205 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in visual arts at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,315
Associate’s Degree 1,563
Master’s Degree 373
Basic Certificate 343
Undergraduate Certificate 111
Doctor’s Degree 14
Graduate Certificate 1

Earnings of Visual Arts Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

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Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in visual arts. About 71.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4
Women 10
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Visual Arts

The racial-ethnic distribution of visual arts doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 10
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Visual Arts Doctor's Degree Students

There are 5 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in visual arts. Learn more about the most popular 5 below:

#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Tech University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for visual arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to visual arts majors at Texas Tech. About 75% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Each year, around 7,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,000 per year.

The visual arts program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for visual arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - San Diego. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in visual arts from UCSD.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Ohio University - Athens Campus comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in visual arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,444 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in visual arts from OHIO Athens.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to visual arts that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 1,402
Fine & Studio Arts 238
Drama & Theater Arts 88
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 47
Design & Applied Arts 25

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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