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What will you do with that fine arts degree? It turns out, quite a lot.

Value of a Fine Arts Degree

Get paid, get hired, and be happy
with the College of Fine Arts

Our liberating and demanding academics give graduates an optimistic and deliberate mindset. Their experiences here create an appetite for learning, and instill ambitious thinking so that they excel at creative problem solving. Our faculty stress continual practice and production, individual development, and push an exploratory process that embraces original thought. Students develop a clear voice and identity. And our purposeful and stimulating community means grads are poised to make meaningful and fulfilling contributions in the world.


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    The best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where students move their ideas into action. Here, you can make art, and make a living!



1. Daniel Grant, A Fine Arts Degree May be a Better Choice Than You Think, The Wall Street Journal, Novemeber 10, 2013
2. From the 2014 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) report called: Making It Work: The Education and Employment of Recent Arts Graduates. SNAPP is part of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research.
3. Center for Cultural Innovation for the National Endowment for the Arts, 2016 report.
4. National Endowment for the Art Research Note #103 - June 27, 2011, Artists Employment Projections through 2018. Accessed at arts.gov.