Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has three fine arts schools within its city limits. Butler University, the highest ranked school in the city with a fine arts program, has a total student population of 4,505. It is the 172nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about fine arts programs in Indianapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fine arts professors at Butler University such as Marek Cholewa, Leah Gauthier, Michelle Jarvis, Rose Kleiman, Stephan Laurent, and Lucilla Mena.
Fine Arts students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 100 employed craft artists earning an average salary of $28,830. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $59,080/yr and there are 40 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.045 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.117/1000 are held by craft artists.
Of the 3 fine arts schools in Indianapolis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler University comes out as the most expensive ($26,565/yr) for fine arts students, with Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana as the lowest, reported at only $11,072/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|