If you’re looking for exposure to the many creative possibilities in the visual arts while you get a meaningful general education in liberal arts and science, Visual Art may be right for you. Visual Art teaches students the traditional principles, methods, techniques and art historical background for building specialized roles in the field. Visual Art, the general degree option within the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, emphasizes personal expression and specialization for preparation to become a practicing artist, graphic designer or candidate for graduate programs.
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Put Your Degree to Work
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
Employment of art and design occupations is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations, adding about 16,700 new jobs. Employment will increase from about 773,100 jobs in 2014 to about 789,700 jobs in 2024. Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, television, and on smartphones. As companies continue to increase their digital presence, more art and design workers will be needed to help create visually appealing and effective layouts of websites and other media platforms. The median annual wage for art and design occupations was $43,100 in May 2014, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $35,540.