Best Colleges with Art Studies Degrees in the U.S.

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“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.

The Best Art Studies Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ

Mesa Community College offers 1 Art Studies Degree program. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 1,055 students graduated in the study area of Art Studies with students earning 1,055 Certificates degrees.

2 Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ

Glendale Community College offers 1 Art Studies Degree program. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,030 students graduated in the study area of Art Studies with students earning 1,030 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
3 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ

Chandler-Gilbert Community College offers 1 Art Studies Degree program. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 668 students graduated in the study area of Art Studies with students earning 668 Certificates degrees.

4 Tufts University Medford, MA

Tufts University offers 2 Art Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 136 students graduated in the study area of Art Studies with students earning 87 Bachelor's degrees, and 49 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
5 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 3 Art Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Art Studies with students earning 1 Doctoral degree.

Based on 64 Reviews
6 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 2 Art Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 145 students graduated in the study area of Art Studies with students earning 135 Bachelor's degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

Based on 128 Reviews
7 Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, AZ

Estrella Mountain Community College offers 1 Art Studies Degree program. It's a large public college in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 519 students graduated in the study area of Art Studies with students earning 519 Certificates degrees.

8 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 2 Art Studies Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 68 students graduated in the study area of Art Studies with students earning 52 Bachelor's degrees, and 16 Master's degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
9 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 2 Art Studies Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 17 students graduated in the study area of Art Studies with students earning 17 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
10 Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix, AZ

Paradise Valley Community College offers 1 Art Studies Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a large city. In 2015, 484 students graduated in the study area of Art Studies with students earning 484 Certificates degrees.

List of Art Studies Schools in the U.S.

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  • Associate's
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  • Doctoral
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Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Mesa Community College Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
2/5
39 : 1 21,491
Glendale Community College Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ
2/5
40 : 1 19,871
Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ
2/5
49 : 1 14,654
Tufts University Tufts University Medford, MA
5/5
11 : 1 11,137
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
3/5
7 : 1 43,651
Estrella Mountain Community College Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, AZ
2/5
42 : 1 9,303
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
Paradise Valley Community College Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix, AZ
2/5
36 : 1 8,684
Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ
2/5
36 : 1 10,083
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Brown University Brown University Providence, RI
5/5
12 : 1 9,458
University Logo University of Georgia Athens, GA
3/5
18 : 1 36,130
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
11 : 1 23,883
Williams College Williams College Williamstown, MA
5/5
7 : 1 2,171
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
Rice University Rice University Houston, TX
5/5
10 : 1 6,719
Georgetown University Georgetown University Washington, DC
5/5
13 : 1 18,459
Arizona State University-Tempe Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe, AZ
3/5
27 : 1 51,984
University of Iowa University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
3/5
13 : 1 30,844
Vassar College Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
5/5
9 : 1 2,435
California State University-Northridge California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA
2/5
32 : 1 41,548

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Getting an Art Studies Degree Online

Schools offering online Art Studies degrees

Online Art Studies degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 1,055 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Art Studies degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Mesa Community College 1055 0 0 0 0
Chandler-Gilbert Community College 668 0 0 0 0
Phoenix College 395 0 0 0 0
Rio Salado College 210 0 0 0 0
SUNY Empire State College 0 9 124 0 0
How many schools offer online Art Studies degrees?
  • 4 Certificates
  • 9 Associate's
  • 4 Bachelor's
  • 4 Master's

What degrees do people get in Art Studies?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 247 Colleges 1,822 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 658 Colleges 12,441 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 52 Colleges 5,305 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 3 Colleges 7 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 110 Colleges 662 Graduates

Art Studies Degree Overview

When it comes to choosing a Art Studies degree, there are many choices for a traditional degree as well as higher education possibilities. The most common path for those earning a degree in Art Studies can look for a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most commonplace Art Studies degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Art Studies degree that people get is a certificate. While a bachelor's degree has more popularity, it isn't uncommon for a certificate as well. Although a doctoral degree is offered at some schools, getting an advanced degree is not very common. When it comes to finding the right degree for you, find what would be a good match to your goals and flexibility as well as looking into what school options are available in order for you to earn your degree.

Average cost of college for a Art Studies degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$2,587 Public In-State
$6,687 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$8,060 Public In-State
$29,582 Private In-State
$18,674 Public Out-of-State
$29,596 Private Out-of-State
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