Art Schools In Virginia

There are 40 accredited art schools in Virginia for faculty who teach art classes to choose from. The trends in Virginia's art academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in art includes art training at the following levels:

  • Art Certificate
  • Associates degree in Art
  • Bachelors degree in Art
  • Masters degree in Art
  • PhD degree in Art


Schools

  1. Averett University

    420 W Main St, Danville, Virginia 24541

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  2. Bluefield College

    3000 College Dr, Bluefield, Virginia 24605

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  3. Bridgewater College

    402 E College St, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812-1599

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  4. College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795

    33 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Emory and Henry College

    30461 Garnand Drive, Emory, Virginia 24327-0947

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  6. Eastern Mennonite University

    1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802-2462

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  7. Ferrum College

    215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000

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  8. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Hampden-Sydney College

    College Road, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943-0128

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  10. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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  11. Hollins University

    7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24020

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  12. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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  13. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

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  14. Lynchburg College

    1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113

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  15. Mary Baldwin College

    New & Frederick St, Staunton, Virginia 24401

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  16. University of Mary Washington

    1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401-5300

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  17. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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  18. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  19. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

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  20. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

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  21. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  22. Randolph-Macon College

    204 Henry St, Ashland, Virginia 23005-5505

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  23. Randolph College

    2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503-1555

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  24. University of Richmond

    28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, Virginia 23173

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  25. Roanoke College

    221 College Lane, Salem, Virginia 24153-3794

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  26. Sweet Briar College

    134 Chapel Drive, Sweet Briar, Virginia 24595-9998

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  27. Tidewater Community College

    121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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  28. Virginia Intermont College

    1013 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia 24201

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  29. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

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  30. Virginia Western Community College

    3093 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, Virginia 24015

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  31. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  32. University of Virginia-Main Campus

    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  33. Virginia Union University

    1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

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  34. Virginia Wesleyan College

    1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599

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  35. Washington and Lee University

    204 West Washington Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116

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  36. The Art Institute of Washington

    1820 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22209-1802

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  37. The Art Institute of Washington-Northern Virginia

    21000 Atlantic Blvd Ste 100, Sterling, Virginia 20166

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  38. The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

    4500 Main St Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Art Employment

Virginia 1,510
National 78,930

Of all of the art professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Virginia.

Employment Growth for Art professionals In Virginia

1,500 1,360 1,160 1,200 980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of art professionals is shrinking in Virginia. 520 less art professionals were working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 35% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for art professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of art professionals has shrunk by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Art VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$43,103 $54,317 $58,907 $58,353 $49,728
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Art
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of art professionals is declining, the salaries paid to art professionals are increasing in Virginia. The mean salary for art professionals in 2006 was $43,103 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $49,728 per year.

Salary percentiles for Art professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$27,208
25th percentile
$37,168
50th percentile
$48,508
75th percentile
$62,112
90th percentile
$72,215

Thus, there was a 13% growth in art professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 165% pay differential between the highest paid art professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of art in Virginia.

Average Salaries for Art professionals and related professions in Virginia

Animation
$50,660
Art
$55,308
Design
$49,902
Drafting
$49,528
Film
$48,155
Graphic Design
$51,900
Visual Communications
$46,192
Web Design
$51,900

In Virginia, art professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Art programs available for each degree type for all schools in Virginia

associate
9
bachelor
70
master
8
doctor
2
Certificate
1
Total90

As the number of art professionals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 40 accredited art schools in Virginia state is increasing. In 2006 there were 1,144 art graduates from art courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 1,275 graduates.

This represents a 11% increase in the number of art degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 78%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in art.

Art Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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