2021 Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate's Degree Schools
Finding the Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate's Degree School for You
In 2018-2019, 153,295 visual and performing arts students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #10 most popular in the country.
Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.
The Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 67 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.
2021 Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States
Top 10 Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate's Degree Schools
Our analysis found KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts to be the best school for visual and performing arts students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. KD Conservatory is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Dallas.Request Information
You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Sessions College for Professional Design. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Tempe, Sessions College is a private for-profit school with a small student population.Request Information
Out of the 67 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, New York Film Academy landed the # 3 spot on the list. New York Film Academy is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Burbank.Request Information
The excellent associate’s degree programs at Valencia College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best visual and performing arts schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Orlando, Valencia College is a public college with a very large student population.Request Information
You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Alexandria Technical & Community College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools list. ATCC is a small public school located in the town of Alexandria.Request Information
The New School did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for visual and performing arts students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. New School University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.Request Information
With a ranking of #7, CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for visual and performing arts students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large city of New York, BMCC is a public college with a fairly large student population.Request Information
Fashion Institute of Technology came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of New York, FIT SUNY is a public school with a medium-sized student population.Request Information
New England Institute of Technology landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree visual and performing arts programs. Located in the suburb of East Greenwich, New England Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.Request Information
Waukesha County Technical College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Pewaukee, WCTC is a public college with a medium-sized student population.Request Information
These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate's Degree Schools award.
|11||Century College||White Bear Lake, MN|
|12||Johnson County Community College||Overland Park, KS|
|13||Arapahoe Community College||Littleton, CO|
Visual & Performing Arts by Region
View the Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.
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Visual & Performing Arts Related Rankings by Major
Visual & Performing Arts Majors to Study
|Fine & Studio Arts||40,751|
|Design & Applied Arts||36,179|
|Drama & Theater Arts||17,726|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||16,756|
|General Visual & Performing Arts||5,720|
|Arts & Media Management||4,766|
|Other Visual Art||1,071|
|Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry||124|
Most Popular Majors Related to Visual & Performing Arts
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||547,539|
|English Language & Literature||59,299|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||34,386|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||32,172|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||16,252|
Notes and References
*These averages are for the top 25 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 Bonnielou2013.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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