Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

Studio Arts Requirements

The studio arts degree program is well-suited for students who are primarily interested in developing their artistic skills to prepare for graduate study or for a professional career in the visual arts, either as a practicing artist or in a related field.

Working in studios equipped with professional tools and equipment, students discover a variety of processes and techniques. They develop the critical abilities to evaluate artistic work and create their own personal direction through the exchange of ideas on contemporary art with practising artists. Typically, students choose one discipline or combine disciplines in: Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia (Video, Performance, and Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Installation.

Studio Arts Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Studio Arts degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Studio Arts degrees have experience in is Art Teacher, followed by Graphic Designer, Craft Artist, Sculptor, Photographer, Painting, Coating & Decorating Worker, Psychologist, Model Maker, Architect, and Exhibit Designer.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Art Teacher 2.9% 0.1% 32.8×
Graphic Designer 4.0% 1.4% 2.8×
Craft Artist 2.7% 0.3% 10.1×
Sculptor 2.0% 0.0% 107.5×
Photographer 2.2% 0.8% 2.8×
Painting, Coating & Decorating Worker 1.7% 0.0% 41.0×
Psychologist 0.9% 0.2% 3.8×
Model Maker 1.5% 0.0% 55.1×
Architect 0.8% 0.3% 2.2×
Exhibit Designer 1.7% 0.0% 99.8×

Studio Arts Salary

Studio Arts graduates earn on average $29k, putting them in the 5th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $19k
Median (average earners) $29k
75th (top earners) $38k

Studio Arts Underemployment

Studio Arts graduates are not very well employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Proportion of graduates
Jobs that don't require college 69%
Part-Time 35%
Low-paying 26%

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