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General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in New York

675 students earned Visual Arts degrees in New York in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, General Visual & Performing Arts is the 100th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of General Visual & Performing Arts Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 319
Bachelor’s Degree 296
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 39
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 39
Master’s Degree 17
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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

General Visual & Performing Arts Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 8.0%
  • Black or African American: 12.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 28.3%
  • White: 41.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 5.5%
  • Other Races: 3.9%
General Visual & Performing Arts Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Visual & Performing Arts Grads in New York

There are 49,180 people in the state and 452,670 people in the nation working in visual arts jobs.

General Visual & Performing Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for General Visual & Performing Arts Jobs in New York

In this state, visual arts grads earn an average of $74,240. Nationwide, they make an average of $58,370.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 46 colleges in New York that offer visual arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,035 Total Students

46% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,772.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
25,500 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $6,526. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,800 after earning their degree at this institution. 27 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
16,972 Total Students

89% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

#4

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz
48 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
7,757 Total Students

83% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.70%. Most students complete their degree in 4.29 years.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,040 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 45%. 89% of students get financical aid.

#6

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta
44 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
6,528 Total Students

In their early career, SUNY Oneonta grads earn an average salary of $33,800. The average student takes 4.22 years to complete their degree at SUNY Oneonta. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,121 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,200 a year. 19% of the teachers are full time. 68% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
25,230 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,389. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 29% are considered full time. 24 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,691 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,000 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,123.

#10

Purchase College

Purchase
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
4,157 Total Students

In their early career, Purchase College grads earn an average salary of $27,100. 80% of students get financical aid. 38% of the teachers are full time.

General Visual & Performing Arts Careers in NY

Some of the careers visual arts majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 17% $78,520
Fine Artists 10% $0
Artists 9% $68,200
Graphic Designers 8% $59,840
Art Directors 8% $108,470
Multimedia Artists and Animators 7% $79,630
Photographers -6% $43,210

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Design & Applied Arts 4,739
Fine & Studio Arts 3,839
Drama & Theater Arts 3,157
Music 2,587
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2,073
Arts & Media Management 679
Dance 465
Other Visual Art 456

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