Waltham, MA (population: 60,722) has one art school within its city limits. Brandeis University has a total student population of 5,598. It is the 62nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Art students from Waltham schools who go on to become artists, animators, animation designers, animation artists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Craft artists make on average $33,070 per year and there are about 5,380 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 100 employed craft artists earning an average salary of $41,820. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $41,930/yr and there are 280 employed.
Waltham lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.167 out of every 1000 jobs in Waltham are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.060/1000 are held by craft artists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brandeis University ends up costing a student $23,738/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waltham|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||5.3 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||22.0 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||29.4 miles|