Visual Arts Degree Profile

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Visual Arts degrees are associated with the areas of fine arts and humanities. Graduates must be creative and intelligent and tend to specialize in design or technology art. Usually, visual arts curricula are designed around creating and maintaining a professional portfolio.Visual Art

Common Specialized Degree Programs

Art Technology
Creative Arts
Fine Arts
Foundational Art and Design
Graphic Design
Interactive Design/Media
Interdisciplinary Art and Design
Interior Design
Liberal Arts
Average Salary

Entry level $35,000 to $52,000 mid-career

Degree Programs

Certificates of Completion, which take about eight weeks to a year to complete, or a 60 credit hour of study associate’s degree is satisfactory for entry-level work, however a bachelor’s degree is preferred for entry-level work from a completion of between 120 and 128 credit hours depending on the university. Master’s degrees and doctoral degrees are preferred for mid-level work entry.

Top Visual Arts Universites
(According to online polls, 2010)

College of Visual Arts
Academy of Art University
University of North Texas
Clemson University

Main Courses of Study in College: History of Art, Studio Work

Recommended High School AP Classes

Art History
Studio Art
Careers Obtained with Visual Art Degrees

Animation Specialist
Art Director
Art Teacher
College Professor
Craft Artist
Graphic Designer
Interactive Design/Media Specialist
Interior Designer
Multimedia Artist
Print Maker
Notable Visual Art ProfessionalsSalvador Dali

Andy Warhol, Artist
Ansel Adams, Artist and Photographer
Annette Messager, Artist
Gustav Klimt, Artist
Joseph Cornell, Artist
Louise Bourgeois, Artist
Norman Rockwell, Artist
Salvador Dalí, Artist
William de Kooning, Artist

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