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450 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
231 Master's Degrees Annually
#206 in Popularity
$82,560 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Other Visual Art Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other visual art graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 450
Master’s Degree 231
Associate’s Degree 115
Undergraduate Certificate 38
Graduate Certificate 33
Basic Certificate 23
Doctor’s Degree 20

What Other Visual Art Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to other visual art were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Other Visual Art Majors

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in other visual art should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

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  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • History and Archeology - Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

Skills for Other Visual Art Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to other visual art:

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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Abilities for Other Visual Art Majors

As you progress with your other visual art degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

What Can You Do With a Other Visual Art Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with other visual art:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 12.0% $69,960

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Visual Art?

450 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
60% Percent Women
33% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 450 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other visual art in 2018, making it rank #206 in popularity. This major is dominated by women with about 60% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other visual art majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Visual Art Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 28
Black or African American 48
Hispanic or Latino 48
White 260
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 41

Geographic Diversity

Other Visual Art appeals to people across the globe. About 5.6% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

How Much Do Other Visual Art Majors Make?

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

According to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education, students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other visual art have a median salary of $25,550 during the early years of their career. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $22,275 (25th percentile) and $30,175 (75th percentile).

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We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to other visual art so take that into consideration.

Salaries According to BLS

Other Visual Art majors often go into careers with median salaries of $82,560. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some careers associated with other visual art require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for other visual art careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 1.4%
Bachelor’s Degree 14.0%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 0.7%
Master’s Degree 50.9%
Post-Master’s Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level. 1.6%
Doctoral Degree 31.8%

Online Other Visual Art Programs

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 100 schools offered some type of other visual art program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 18 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 8 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 9 0
Bachelor’s Degree 5 0
Post-Baccalaureate 18 0
Master’s Degree 19 1
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 6 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Other Visual Art Worth It?

The median salary for a other visual art grad is $82,560 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 107% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $853,200 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other visual art.

Major Number of Grads
Fine & Studio Arts 41,431
Design & Applied Arts 37,428
Music 27,188
Drama & Theater Arts 17,242
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,684
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,302
Arts & Media Management 4,811
Dance 3,063
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 199

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