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2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

5 Colleges
$17,800 Avg Salary
$29,150 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Visual & Performing Arts School for You

General Visual & Performing Arts is the #142 most popular major in the country with 5,720 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. 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.

The Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 5 schools in the Rocky Mountains 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 Rocky Mountains Region

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

Top Rocky Mountains Region Schools in Visual Arts

#1

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Our 2021 rankings named University of Utah the best school in the Rocky Mountains Region for general visual and performing arts students. U of U is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City.

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The excellent programs at The University of Montana helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best general visual and performing arts schools in the Rocky Mountains Region . University of Montana is a large public school located in the small city of Missoula.

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#3

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT

Out of the 5 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Salt Lake Community College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Salt Lake Community College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Located in the city of Colorado Springs, UCCS is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, visual arts graduates from UCCS take out $29,150 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 $303.

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#5

Dixie State University

Saint George, UT

Out of the 5 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Dixie State University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Dixie State College is a large public school located in the city of Saint George.

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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 Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 34
Utah 12
Montana 10
Wyoming 0

One of 9 majors within the area of study, general visual and performing arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

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 5 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).
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