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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
growing 155%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 8.28%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
declining -2.54%
Average Wage
growing 2.65%
People in Workforce
growing 5.13%
Average Employee Age
growing 0.6%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Multimedia and the types of students that study this field. Platt College-San Diego awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Platt College-San Diego and The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Multimedia. Tuition costs for Multimedia majors are, on average, $8,052 for in-state public colleges, and $37,436 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Multimedia programs are Private for-profit, 4-year or above 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 Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills .


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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 40.7, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Visual & Performing Arts degrees, and White students earn the majority (652) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Multimedia field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Multimedia majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Multimedia majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Equipment Selection, and Management of Material 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 Multimedia 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 Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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