- Fulfill your creative potential
- Work alongside and get to know other creative individuals
- Learn cutting edge and innovative technical and conceptual skills
- Study with active professional designers and artists
- Define and solve problems critically and holistically
- National and international art related travel opportunities
- Create in first-rate labs and studios
- Explore art history and contemporary art
- Gain real-world experience with internships
- Interact with famous (!) visiting artists and designers
- Prepare for a satisfying and fulfilling (awesome!) career
- Love what you do for the rest of your life!
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of artists is expected to grow 12 percent through 2018
- A 2013 survey of CEOs by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that 74 percent said they would recommend a 21st-century liberal education. They are specifically interested in hiring creative thinkers.
- Businesses are in need of creative people. The MFA is being called the new MBA.
- Numerous studies have shown that studying art makes you smarter
- Art students develop cognitive abilities and forms of intelligence that complement training in other disciplines
- In 2013 Inside Higher Education found that businesses prefer to hire applicants with liberal arts degrees
- Entrepreneur magazine recently reported that companies are looking to hire artists to make sense of the "increasing complexity" in business environments
- Art helps the economy. Community arts organizations help create local jobs and lead to economic prosperity
Parents: Take a look at this Essay by Adriene Jenik, director, ASU School of Art!
Why study Visual Arts?
Art and social/political justice
What can you do with a major in visual arts
What to do with a fine arts degree
Nursing and Visual Arts
Why Study the Arts and the Humanities