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518 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
311 Master's Degrees Annually
#201 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 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 518
Master’s Degree 311
Associate’s Degree 132
Undergraduate Certificate 50
Graduate Certificate 32
Basic Certificate 17
Doctor’s Degree 11

What Other Visual Art Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, other visual art majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Other Visual Art Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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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

other visual art majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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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

A major in other visual art will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:

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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?

People with a other visual art degree often go into the following careers:

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?

518 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
59% Percent Women
32% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 518 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other visual art in 2019, making it rank #201 in popularity. The major attracts more women than men. About 59% of the recent graduates in this field are 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 36
Black or African American 57
Hispanic or Latino 42
White 278
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 61

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Other Visual Art. About 8.5% 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

The median starting salary of students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree in other visual art was $25,550 per year. These stats come from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $22,275 (25th percentile) and $30,175 (75th percentile).

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It’s important to note that just because the people reporting these salaries have a degree in other visual art, it does not mean that they are working in a job related to their degree.

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to other visual art is $82,560. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

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 degrees associated with other visual art may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

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 2018-2019 academic year, 107 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) 17 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 17 0
Master’s Degree 19 2
Post-Master’s 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 7 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 40,751
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720
Arts & Media Management 4,766
Dance 3,234
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 124

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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