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The BA in the arts is an interdisciplinary degree program designed for students who are passionate about the arts and interested in combining knowledge about multiple arts disciplines. Students will gain an increased understanding of the theoretical, historical and cultural forces that shape the arts through an open-ended path for exploration and development of a range of skills that will be valuable for advanced study in multiple areas.
The major includes a common core for all students, and students choose a focus from:
Arts (BA in the Arts) (BA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
As the population in the state of Arizona grows, numerous arts organizations are developing to provide cultural and artistic experiences for our residents. These organizations will need and demand individuals with the necessary critical thinking skills who understand the impact the arts have on society and who will be passionate employees committed to the arts. This program will provide the skill set necessary for such careers as:
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes||2.5%||$64,200|
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||10.8%||$64,300|
|Artists and Related Workers, All Other||0.4%||$58,250|
|Audio and Video Equipment Technicians||11.9%||$41,780|
|Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture||2%||$48,080|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||2%||$64,620|
|Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio||9.1%||$69,100|
|Film and Video Editors||17.6%||$57,210|
|Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators||3.1%||$43,890|
|Multimedia Artists and Animators||6%||$63,630|
|Museum Technicians and Conservators||5.2%||$39,940|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.8%||$56,310|
|Sound Engineering Technicians||7.6%||$49,870|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).