“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.
Tufts University offers 4 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 79 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 47 Bachelor's degrees, 24 Master's degrees, and 8 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Williams College Williamstown, MA||7 : 1||2,150|
|Tufts University Medford, MA||14 : 1||11,878|
|Framingham State University Framingham, MA||28 : 1||5,456|
|Lesley University Cambridge, MA||30 : 1||4,510|
|Amherst College Amherst, MA||7 : 1||1,839|
|Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams, MA||17 : 1||1,507|
|Salem State University Salem, MA||24 : 1||7,706|
|Westfield State University Westfield, MA||25 : 1||5,795|
|University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston, MA||23 : 1||15,989|
|Simmons University Boston, MA||28 : 1||6,535|
|Springfield College Springfield, MA||16 : 1||3,110|
|College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee, MA||24 : 1||1,495|
|Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing, MA||39 : 1||1,674|
|Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA||77 : 1||11,352|
|Holyoke Community College Holyoke, MA||41 : 1||4,849|
|Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA||49 : 1||3,674|
|Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA||54 : 1||4,932|