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Preparing students for lifelong careers as makers, creators and leaders.

Value of a Fine Arts Degree

What will you do with that fine arts degree?


Fine Arts grads are integral to the success of consulting businesses, community centers, hospitals, religious organizations, park systems, mayors offices, neuroscience labs, technology firms, senior centers, veterans facilities 

…and the list goes on. 

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

At Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, students partner with world-class faculty to produce collaborative work with community impact as part of a thriving arts incubator. We deliver a student experience as transformative as art itself, preparing students for lifelong careers as makers, creators and leaders.


    Whether it's your first visit or you are already a fan of THE best college town, admitted students are invited to join us for OHIO Up Close, an in-depth look at academics, campus, and Athens.


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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  
5. Artists and Other Cultural Workers: A Statistical Portrait, DATE, Accessed at