Graduates earn 53 degrees from American Academy of Art


About 84.9 percent of the 53 degrees and certificates handed out by American Academy of Art in 2017-18 were to students in visual and performing arts programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Chicago conferred 45 bachelor's degrees in visual and performing arts programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in painting. Data shows the school gave out 17 bachelor's degrees in painting, followed by 17 bachelor's degrees in illustration and 7 bachelor's degrees in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects.

The academy enrolled 260 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Painting
17
17
Illustration
17
17
Graphic Design
4
4
Drawing
3
3
Commercial and Advertising Art
2
2
Photography
2
2
Visual and Performing Arts total
45
45
84.9
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
7
7
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
7
7
13.2
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
1
1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
1
1
1.9

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