Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has one fine arts school within its city limits. Paradise Valley Community College has a total student population of 9,951. It is the 5329th highest ranked school in the USA and the 83rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about fine arts programs in Phoenix, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fine arts professors at Paradise Valley Community College such as David Bradley, Dianne Burkhardt, Tony Deshay, Adria Pecora, Catherine Ruane, and Josie Taglienti.
Fine Arts students from Phoenix schools who go on to become artists, animation artists, fine artists, sculptors, 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 80 employed craft artists earning an average salary of $29,370. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $43,930/yr and there are 100 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0/1000 are held by craft artists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Paradise Valley Community College ends up costing a student $8,882/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|