California Institute of the Arts Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at California Institute of the Arts

We calculated a salary score for each of California Institute of the Arts's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at California Institute of the Arts to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for California Institute of the Arts Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Dance 44 90% 90% $27,000 $22,420 44
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 42 98% 98% $27,000 $22,330 42
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 36 87% 87% $27,000 $24,730 36
Music 33 85% 85% $25,000 $24,620 33

Salary Scores for California Institute of the Arts Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 26 96% 96% $93,620 $27,050 26
Fine and Studio Arts 46 94% 94% $83,000 $30,410 46
Music 19 89% 89% $41,000 $21,510 19

Most Recent Reviews

S. 7/28/2020

This school is expensive and does not allow for much interdisciplinary study at a high level. The BFA Film program is extremely niche and experimental. It does not prepare students to work in the film industry with any specialized skill set. The film education (technically speaking) is general. The school indulges poor mental health and impracticality. This program has ties to the art world, not the film industry. It is most relevant if you want to be a video artist in that sense, though don't expect to make... Read More

S 10/15/2018

The BFA program is not supportive of a career in the film industry and tends to look down on any sort of commercial film-making. You are forced to watch a number of very boring experimental films made by the faculty and their friends. Tensions around "ethics" of artistic choices are high. The school as a whole is structurally rigid and does not allow for taking quality classes outside of your discipline (such as acting or dance). The non-art academics were also often not of quality. Self-indulgent poor mental... Read More