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Art Studies is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Fine Arts

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    High

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    $47k

    Fine Arts

    People that pursue a fine arts degree possess an artistic flair, prefer collaborating with other creative people, and are often comfortable working on their own.

    If you are a creative person, a degree in the fine arts will allow you to explore your creativity to a greater extent and will expose you to present and past artistic styles and techniques. It will also give you valuable feedback on your work from your teachers and peers, which will help improve your work and expose you to new ideas.

    Fine art is created more for aesthetic value rather than for practical purposes. For example, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree will offer students specializations in things like: design, writing, dance, acting, drawing, animation, graphic design, illustration, visual arts, interior design, music, media, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture.

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  • Art History

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    High

    Avg Grad Salary:

    $59k

    Art History

    Individuals with a degree in art history have completed the academic study of the history and development of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, filmmaking, and architecture.

    For most people, the above description of the field suggests that an art history major leads to a job in an art gallery. And some people believe that those who earn this degree are eccentrics destined for significant periods of unemployment. The truth is that studying art history can do much more than develop an appreciation for art. While this degree is undeniably specialized, its components typically leave graduates with advanced – and transferrable – abilities in aesthetics and creative expression; memory, analytics, and pattern recognition; critical thinking; and non-verbal communication; as well as interpersonal skills.

    Only about seven percent of art history graduates who find full-time employment enter the arts, design, or culture industries. This may be due to the fact that many jobs directly related to art history generally require education beyond an undergraduate degree. However, because the process of earning the degree cultivates a wide spectrum of knowledge, graduates are found in what might be considered a surprising array of business sectors and occupations.

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  • Ceramics

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    $46k

    Ceramics

    Ceramics degree courses and programs teach the creative art of sculpture, usually with clay. The typical curriculum aims to develop both technical skill and artistic style and is composed of some classroom lectures and many hands-on studio hours.

    These are some of the fundamental topics covered:

    • Use of a pottery wheel
    • Glazing, decorating, and firing pieces
    • Mold-making and casting
    • Ceramics / clay chemistry
    • Testing materials
    • Wheel throwing
    • Hand building
    • Kiln operation

    The curriculum at some schools includes opportunities to participate in student competitions and exhibitions and to engage with visiting professional potters, sculptors, and other artists.

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  • Multimedia Arts

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    Avg Grad Salary:

    $47k

    Multimedia Arts