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2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in Illinois

2 Colleges
$22,350 Avg Salary
$41,514 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Visual & Performing Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 78 degrees and certificates were awarded to general visual and performing arts students who went to a Illinois college or university. This makes it the #189 most popular major in the state.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in Illinois ranking. This report analyzed 2 schools in Illinois to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in Illinois

The following schools top our list of the Best General Visual & Performing Arts Colleges.

Top Illinois Schools in Visual Arts

Our 2021 rankings named University of Illinois at Chicago the best school in Illinois for general visual and performing arts students. Located in the large city of Chicago, UIC is a public college with a very large student population.

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The excellent programs at School of the Art Institute of Chicago helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best general visual and performing arts schools in Illinois. School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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Best General Visual & Performing Arts Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best General Visual & Performing Arts Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 15
Ohio 207
Indiana 29
Wisconsin 123

General Visual & Performing Arts is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 40,751
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0.

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