Artists held about 221,900 jobs in 2008. About 60 percent were self-employed. Employment was distributed as follows:
Art directors 84,200
Multimedia artists and animators 79,000
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors and illustrators 23,600
Craft artists 13,600
Artists and related workers, all other 21,500
Of the artists who were not self-employed, many worked for advertising and related services; newspaper, periodical, book, and software publishers; motion picture and video industries; specialized design services; and computer systems design and related services. Some self-employed artists offered their services to advertising agencies, design firms, publishing houses, and other businesses.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
General Admissions for New Freshman: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
Transfer Student: Applicants meeting the general transfer requirement for admission (2.0 cumulative GPA) will receive an art application from the School of Art. A portfolio must be submitted for review.
Minimum 125 total credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division hours. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and a 2.50 GPA in the major. Students are required to plan and execute independently a senior project exhibition that is presented for review to a fine arts faculty committee. The senior project includes a written proposal and an artist’s statement. Students should work closely with their fine arts faculty advisor on all aspects of the senior project.
STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES: Travel to: New York, London and Paris, and Tunisia
Study Abroad in Florence, Italy; Semester in Italy or the Summer Art and Culture trip
There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
ACCREDITATION: National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Art History Club; Ceramics Club; Glass Club; Undergraduate Art Club
Art Education (M.A.), Art History (M.A.), Business Administration (M.B.A.), Visual Communication Design (M.A. and M.F.A.)