VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
General Information:The Department of Visual and Performing Arts encompasses many majors and minors: Art History, Film Studies, Music, Studio Art, Gallery Management and Theater.
Art History analyses the evolution of art through the centuries, from Ancient times to modern world, focusing on its meaning within society.
The Film Studies minor enriches many academic subjects and majors with its critical and multicultural exploration of cinematic expression.
The Music Option offers opportunities for rigorous scholarships, performance, and interdisciplinary collaborations.
The Studio Art option, or Visual Art, emphasizes actual production of art, leading to many opportunities such as Graphic and Technical Design or Advertising.
Finally, the Theater Option provides the student with a theoretical/historical grounding in the art of the theater, and the opportunity to put theories into practice in performance situations.
Career Possibilities:Acquisition Specialist
Greeting Card Artist
Historical Preservation Coordinator
Video Game Designer
Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:M.A. Communication
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
Statistics:Median annual earnings of Art Directors: $61,850
Median annual earnings in advertising and related services: $67,340.
Median salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators: $35,260
Median salary of Multi-Media Artists and Animators: $43,980.
Median annual earnings in motion picture and video industries: $58,840. Earnings for self-employed artists vary widely. Many, however, find it difficult to rely solely on income earned from selling paintings or other works of art.
Employment in 2002 for artists and related occupations: 149,000
Projected Growth: Average (10-20%)
Projected Need for 2002-2012: 54,000 additional employees
UCCS Clubs:Filmmakers Club
Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)
Student Artist Connection
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