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311 Master's Degrees Annually
11 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#178 in Popularity (Master's)
$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
Master’s Degree 311
Graduate Certificate 32
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?

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 Master’s Degree in Other Visual Art?

311 Master's Degrees Annually
69% Percent Women
24% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This major is dominated by women with about 69% 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 Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 23
Hispanic or Latino 27
White 104
International Students 96
Other Races/Ethnicities 46

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Other Visual Art. About 30.9% 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?

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

The median early-career salary of other visual art students with a master’s degree is $28,400 a year according to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $22,950 (25th percentile) and $34,750 (75th percentile).

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Note that some of these people may have jobs that are not directly related to a other visual art degree.

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 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
Music 8,012
Fine & Studio Arts 3,854
Design & Applied Arts 2,088
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2,066
Drama & Theater Arts 1,884
Arts & Media Management 1,166
General Visual & Performing Arts 388
Dance 243
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 2

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