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General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in Massachusetts

223 students earned Visual Arts degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, General Visual & Performing Arts is the 115th most popular major in the state out of a total 312 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Visual & Performing Arts Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 156
Master’s Degree 62
Associate’s Degree 3
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 2
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 2

Gender Distribution

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

General Visual & Performing Arts Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 10.3%
  • Black or African American: 4.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.3%
  • White: 58.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.5%
  • Other Races: 11.7%
General Visual & Performing Arts Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Visual & Performing Arts Grads in Massachusetts

There are 15,340 people in the state and 452,670 people in the nation working in visual arts jobs.

General Visual & Performing Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for General Visual & Performing Arts Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, visual arts grads earn an average of $65,090. Nationwide, they make an average of $58,370.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 13 colleges in Massachusetts that offer visual arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge
110 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,566 Total Students

The 0.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at Harvard. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $15,561.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
8,513 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $39,500 after graduation. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#3

Lesley University

Cambridge
21 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,838 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $32,289. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
21,627 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $54,400 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 77% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 74%.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
6,217 Total Students

45% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Graduates earn an average $37,900 after graduation.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,452 Total Students

The average student takes 4.33 years to complete their degree at MCLA. In their early career, MCLA grads earn an average salary of $28,100. The student loan default rate is 7.10% which is lower than average.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
2,556 Total Students

An average student at Stonehill will pay a net price of $34,380. The full-time teacher rate is 63%. 99% of students get financical aid.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,696 Total Students

45% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,181. In their early career, BCC grads earn an average salary of $25,700.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

In their early career, Boston U grads earn an average salary of $49,200. The 1.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. 70% of the teachers are full time.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
3,152 Total Students

17% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $21,848. The student loan default rate of 7.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

General Visual & Performing Arts Careers in MA

Some of the careers visual arts majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 16% $79,170
Photographers 12% $46,770
Artists 10% $60,910
Craft Artists 10% $38,650
Multimedia Artists and Animators 3% $67,570
Graphic Designers 3% $60,530
Art Directors 3% $90,910
Fine Artists 3% $47,120

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Music 1,691
Fine & Studio Arts 1,125
Design & Applied Arts 975
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 869
Drama & Theater Arts 551
Arts & Media Management 291
Dance 130
Other Visual Art 28

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