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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 4.08%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
maintaining 0%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 5.67%
Average Wage
growing 4.11%
People in Workforce
growing 4.66%
Average Employee Age
declining 0.38%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Visual & Performaing Arts and the types of students that study this field. University of Central Florida awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Circle in the Square Theater School and Portland Actors Conservatory have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Visual & Performaing Arts. Tuition costs for General Visual & Performaing Arts majors are, on average, $6,470 for in-state public colleges, and $33,140 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Visual & Performaing Arts programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Visual & Performing Arts graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Visual & Performing Arts majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Visual & Performing Arts majors, by average wage, is Software publishing.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Visual & Performing Arts in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Visual & Performing Arts is 40.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Visual & Performing Arts degrees, and White students earn the majority (2,543) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Visual & Performaing Arts field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Visual & Performaing Arts majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Visual & Performaing Arts majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Operations Analysis, and Management of Financial Resources.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for General Visual & Performaing Arts majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Equipment Selection is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Speaking, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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