Visual and Performing Arts

Visual arts covers everything from painting and photography to figure-drawing, modeling, sculpture and even anime. Emphasis is also placed on art history and theory.

There are dozens of careers a visual arts major can enter into. Here are just a few of the professions:

  • Cartoonist
  • Museum Director
  • Courtroom Sketch Artist
  • Cinematographer
  • Curator
  • Acting
  • Photographer
  • Painter
  • Fashion Designer
  • Gallery Director
  • Set Designer
  • Special Effects Consultant
  • Furniture Designer
  • Art Gallery Owner
  • Sculpter

To excel in any of these careers, students will need to minor in specialties or take additional classes in those specificities. Sometimes a graduate degree is also required. For most of these career choices, excessive math and science courses are not a typical requirement. This degree is very hands-on and project-based.

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Scholarships for Visual and Performing Arts Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Fine Arts Fellowship - Wabash College

Wabash College

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Fine Arts Fellowship - Wabash College

Wabash College

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

Varies
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Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Vectorworks

Up to $7,000 July 31, 2022 See Details
 

Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Vectorworks

award

Up to $7,000

deadline

July 31, 2022
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Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$6,640 June 15, 2022 See Details
 

Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$6,640

deadline

June 15, 2022
See Details
 

Iowa Center for the Arts Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$6,500 Varies See Details
 

Iowa Center for the Arts Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

award

$6,500

deadline

Varies
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Visual Arts Scholarship

Daemen College

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Visual Arts Scholarship

Daemen College

award

$5,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship - University of Evansville

University of Evansville

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship - University of Evansville

University of Evansville

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Creative Arts Scholarship - Green Mountain College

Green Mountain College

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Creative Arts Scholarship - Green Mountain College

Green Mountain College

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Art Scholarship - University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound

$5,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

Art Scholarship - University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound

award

$5,000

deadline

January 15, 2023
See Details
 

Visual Arts Endowment Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

Up to $4,000 Varies See Details
 

Visual Arts Endowment Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

award

Up to $4,000

deadline

Varies
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Adelphi University Talent Award

Adelphi University

Up to $9,500 Varies See Details
 

Adelphi University Talent Award

Adelphi University

award

Up to $9,500

deadline

Varies
See Details