“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” -- Rene Magritte
Experience, unfold, and demystify the mystery of art by entering an art studies degree program. You’ll study the theory of art, cultivate a deep appreciation for its various forms, and explore the possibilities that art inspires. This diverse field includes instruction on the visual arts and performing arts, art history, and practical studio artistry. Perspectives are brought in from all over the world and different cultures, from women in ancient Greece to modern American Indian artists.
An art studies degree lays the foundation for students who want to develop their own artistic mind and talents. While these programs don’t focus on “doing” art, they do typically include lessons on artistic fundamentals that support the development of your artistic portfolio. Many, many art studies graduates go into teaching. But starting a career in art is also an option. There are plenty of other arts-related careers, including gallery or museum work (owning/selling/curating), arts management, nonprofit arts administration, design (interior, industrial, floral, graphic, etc.), and film/theatre.
Northwestern University offers 2 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 9 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 5 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.
Northern Illinois University offers 2 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 25 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.
Illinois State University offers 2 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 70 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 66 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.
Eastern Illinois University offers 4 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 75 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 42 Master's degrees, and 33 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Northwestern University Evanston, IL||15 : 1||22,448|
|Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL||21 : 1||16,609|
|Bradley University Peoria, IL||17 : 1||5,929|
|Illinois State University Normal, IL||23 : 1||20,878|
|Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL||21 : 1||7,806|
|Western Illinois University Macomb, IL||16 : 1||7,624|
|Dominican University River Forest, IL||20 : 1||3,029|
|Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL||21 : 1||13,061|
|North Central College Naperville, IL||18 : 1||2,888|
|Augustana College Rock Island, IL||13 : 1||2,546|
|Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL||15 : 1||1,562|
|Wheaton College Wheaton, IL||14 : 1||3,004|
|Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL||13 : 1||1,629|
|Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL||25 : 1||7,423|
|Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL||27 : 1||3,623|
|North Park University Chicago, IL||23 : 1||2,892|
|Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL||22 : 1||3,453|
|Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL||34 : 1||4,317|
|Concordia University-Chicago River Forest, IL||21 : 1||6,205|
|Monmouth College Monmouth, IL||11 : 1||907|