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2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the New England Region

8 Colleges
$19,867 Avg Salary
$27,909 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Visual & Performing Arts School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, general visual and performing arts was ranked #142 in the country. In fact 5,720 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

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 the New England Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 8 schools in the New England Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the New England Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for visual arts majors pursuing a .

Top New England Region Schools in Visual Arts

Our analysis found Northeastern University to be the best school for general visual and performing arts students who want to pursue a degree in the New England Region . Located in the city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

The excellent programs at Stonehill College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best general visual and performing arts schools in the New England Region . Stonehill is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Easton.

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#3

Boston University

Boston, MA

The excellent programs at Boston University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best general visual and performing arts schools in the New England Region . Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the New England Region list. UMass Dartmouth is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize suburb of North Dartmouth.

On average, visual arts graduates from UMass Dartmouth take out $30,635 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $318.

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#5

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Champlain College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the New England Region list. Champlain is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Burlington.

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Lesley University

Cambridge, MA

Lesley University ranked #6 on this year’s Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the New England Region list. Lesley is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge.

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Bennington College

Bennington, VT

Bennington College ranked #7 on this year’s Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the New England Region list. Located in the town of Bennington, Bennington is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Johnson State College

Johnson, VT

Johnson State College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general visual and performing arts students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the rural area of Johnson, Johnson State College is a public school with a small student population.

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Best General Visual & Performing Arts Colleges by State

Explore the best general visual and performing arts schools for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 223
Connecticut 0
New Hampshire 8
Maine 6
Vermont 76

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

Majors Similar to Visual Arts

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 8 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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