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2021 Most Popular Online General Visual & Performing Arts Schools

31 Colleges
$24,577 Avg Salary
$26,968 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 5,720 people earned a degree or certificate in general visual and performing arts, making the major the #142 most popular in the United States.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Online General Visual & Performing Arts Schools ranking. This report analyzed 31 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online visual arts programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

Our analysis found Full Sail University to be the most popular school for general visual and performing arts students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the suburb of Winter Park, Full Sail University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

On average, visual arts graduates from Full Sail University take out $19,500 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $202.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Columbus State Community College is a great place for general visual and performing arts students pursuing an online degree. Located in the large city of Columbus, Columbus State is a public school with a very large student population.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means San Jacinto Community College is a great place for general visual and performing arts students pursuing an online degree. Located in the suburb of Pasadena, San Jacinto College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#4

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

The excellent online programs at Academy of Art University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best general visual and performing arts schools in the United States. Located in the large city of San Francisco, Academy of Art University is a private for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their degree, visual arts majors at Academy of Art University accumulate an average of around $31,000 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $322.

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#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The excellent online programs at University of Florida helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best general visual and performing arts schools in the United States. UF is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville.

Visual Arts majors at UF take out an average of $15,361 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $159, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Visual & Performing Arts Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, visual arts majors at Grand Canyon University accumulate an average of around $22,547 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $234.

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Northern Virginia Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general visual and performing arts students. It came in at #7 on the list. Northern Virginia Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Annandale.

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Community College of Baltimore County ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Visual & Performing Arts Schools list. Located in the suburb of Baltimore, CCBC is a public school with a large student population.

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Harrisburg Area Community College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general visual and performing arts programs. HACC is a large public school located in the city of Harrisburg.

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East Mississippi Community College ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Visual & Performing Arts Schools list. EMCC is a small public school located in the remote area of Scooba.

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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 31 schools only.

  • 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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