Are there any good 50-50 schools for students majoring in the Visual and Performing Arts? Unfortunately, I can’t say since I don’t really know much about what defines a quality music program or which schools have the best reputation in theater or dance. Just from the little I’ve read, I suspect that the category is too broad to be meaningful to students seriously interested in one of the art disciplines.
What I can tell you is which 50-50 schools have the highest percentage or absolute number of their graduates with majors in the Visual and Performing Arts. The table below lists the top 50 50-50 schools in terms of percentage of graduates with Performing and Visual Arts majors and absolute number of such graduates. Thirteen schools appear on both lists. Nine of the schools have a Carnegie Classification of “Schools of art-music and design.”
Resources for Visual and Performing Arts Majors
For those who are looking for more information about the Visual and Performing Arts, you might start with the following resources:
Performing and Visual Arts College Fair The National Association for College Admissions Counseling hosts 20 Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs nationwide each fall.
Creative Kid College Coach This blog is by a college counselor who specializes in the students pursuing the arts.
ArtsBridge Another blog by a college counseling group that specializes in the arts. Be sure to check out their FAQ section.
CollegeXpress This is a general college search website but has some good articles for those interested in the visual and performing arts.
Majoring In Music.com The website title says it all. Definitely the place to start if you’re interested in music.
Dance-Colleges.com Listing and ranking of dance schools. Can’t tell the source of the rankings or who is responsible for the website.
National Unified Auditions Holds auditions annually for over 20 colleges overs undergraduate B.F.A. programs in theatre.
50 Great Affordable Colleges for Art and Music Worth reading just for the brief descriptions of each college.
National Portfolio Day Offers students opportunity to discuss portfolio with colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Teen Life Guide to Performing & Visual Arts Includes articles, fair schedules, and college listings.
50-50 Schools with the Most Graduates with Visual and Performing Arts Majors